Here we are Wilderness. Players checked in yesterday and took care of some minor promotional stuff as well as their physicals. Today, the real work begins. That's right A.I. we are indeed talkin' about practice! Sure, it might not be as exciting as games, but those elusive games are right around the corner.
Starting this Monday, the Wild will welcome the Buffalo Sabres to the X for some preseason action. This might be one you should try to get to. Maybe get a early look at the newest iteration of the Sabres squad that includes their highly touted draft choice. Some kid name Jack Eichel. I don't know, I've heard he's pretty good at the hockey.
Coming up at HW today will are coming down the home stretch on our Top 25 Under 25 series. If you've missed any of these (I'm looking at you Micheal Russo) check them out here. Today we'll be taking a peak at our 6th selection on the aforementioned list. You'll have to come back later to check that out. Just a friendly reminder as well, the Wild will hold an open to the public practice tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 19) at the X starting at 9 AM.
Now, some of you may have noticed above I kind of mentioned a certain beat writer of some note. That's because yesterday on his and Souhan's podcast he sort of called out the Wild blogosphere but had small praises for Wild Xtra and Hockey Wilderness. The name of our prospect series escaped him a bit (we forgive you, this time) but it's always fun to hear your work get propped up a bit by big media. You can check out that show embedded below here. They discuss many topics, definitely worth the time to give it a listen.
I suppose it's time for me to get you to the links. I can't possibly stammer on forever. (or can I?) Anyways, lets get to the musical selection of the day and the links. Today's little ditty comes to us from one of the greats of the 80's and 90's. Please welcome to the stage, live from Austin City Limits, R.E.M. with Living Well is the Best Revenge.
Q&A with Wild coach Yeo: 'We'll go from zero to 100 in a hurry' - StarTribune.com
Russo grills Coach Yeo, kind of.... OK, not really. Camp hadn't even opened up yet, and it's not like there's much controversy here.
Yeo aims for especially notable season - TwinCities.com
Coach Yeo is opening his 5th season with the Wild. Is 5 the magic number?
Off the Trail
German fans mounting protest after hockey mascot fired (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Oh .... I guess they didn't bring Heater over to actually play hockey then ....
Maple Leafs get Grabner in trade with New York Islanders | Pro Hockey Talk
An interesting deal as training camps open across the league.
Alex Ovechkin turns 30: No rings, but practically everything else | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Ovi! is 30 already? Man, how time flies! What is that in cat years? It's gotta be some kind of record.
Clayton Stoner facing five charges for killing grizzly bear | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
So, it took them 2 years to charge him for killing a grizzly bear. The swift arm of Canadian justice.