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Training Camp in 3 days! As you know, the players have already gathered and are working out together at captain's practices, but things officially get going on Friday after physicals on Thursday.

The Alternate Captain.
The Alternate Captain.
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When there's this much Wild news, the season must be getting close.  And indeed, it is.  Just three more sleeps until training camp officially opens up.  Then onto a 5 game preseason and we are off to the races.  There's also quite a bit of player news around the league as the salary cap continues to present challenging situations for getting RFAs signed and UFAs are forced to accept Pro Try Outs to close out a tough offseason.  Two big stories from the NHL as the league will now provide concussion spotters as part of player safety protocol and also installing metal detectors for everyone's safety.

The Traverse City prospect Wild had another rough go, giving up 7 goals to the Blues.  The team is now 1-2 having defeated the Rangers and losing to the Blues and Blue Jackets.  Maybe a shift to a different colored opponent will do some good. Some football team lost really late last night as well, but it's ok #BecauseHockey

Today we serve up a little dubstep craziness to get your morning moving.  We Walk!

Wild News

Wild announces training camp roster, open practices and new security measures - StarTribune.com
The Wild officially announced its 35-player training camp roster (20 or so more will be added as players are promoted from the prospect tournament)

Minnesota Wild 2015-16 Season Primer | My NHL Trade Rumors.com
Looking at the Minnesota Wild heading into this season – outlook, potential lines, roster, top prospects, draft history, stats and season schedule. 2014-15

Wild's Parise brings in Hall of Famer Oates for power-play pointers - StarTribune.com
With training camp set to begin Thursday in St. Paul, Zach Parise brought in his former New Jersey Devils assistant coach to Minnesota t

Wild will have metal detectors at Xcel, per NHL mandate - TwinCities.com
The Wild are adding walk-through metal detectors to all Xcel Energy Center gates this season, part of a new league-wide screening policy.

Minnesota Wild: A Case to Re-Sign Jordan Leopold-Gone Puck Wild
Don't see this happening.

Traverse City Update: Blues 7, Wild 1, Sept. 14, 2015 - St. Louis Game Time

Wild Announce 2015 Training Camp Roster - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra

Off The Trail

Report: Blackhawks still uncertain of Patrick Kane's status for camp - CBSSports.com
The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly uncertain if Patrick Kane will be able to participate in training camp when it opens Friday, though a decision from the NHL is expected soon.

Report: NHL will have concussion spotters for every game in 2015-16 - CBSSports.com
The NHL is reportedly going to have "concussion spotters" at every game this season to help identify players showing visual signs of a concussion.

WATCH: Jack Eichel gives Sabres fans glimpse of future with OT winner - CBSSports.com
Sure, it was only a rookie tournament game, but Jack Eichel sent Sabres fans home happy with an overtime game-winner on a beautiful shot.

How should the Oilers protect McDavid? - Sportsnet.ca
We found out early in Connor McDavid's first rookie game with the Edmonton Oilers that opposing players aren't afraid to lay the body on the generational talent.

Huberdeau, Nelson without contracts as camp nears - Sportsnet.ca
Pressure mounts as young forwards Brock Nelson and Jonathan Huberdeau still don't have contracts with their teams. Camp opens on Thursday.