We're getting there, folks. Before you know it, our suffering will end and there will again be hockey. Chris gave you a huge heaping dose of Wild news yesterday, so you might find today a bit light in comparison. But rest assured, the news will be coming fast and furious as summer break finds itself in its final throes. The ice is back in at the X, Twitter rivalries are heating up and we are just days away from no longer having to wait. So enjoy the last few days of quiet, because it's about to get loud in the State of Hockey.
Let's get funky on this Walk.
On Dads and Hockey - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
A Broken-Hearted Sons Thank You To Mike Russo and the Game of Hockey from NickInNY @ WX
Minnesota Wild 2015-16 Predictions : Mikko Koivu The Hockey Writers
Ali takes a look at the Kaptain's upcoming season
Tom Powers: Wild's Devan Dubnyk finally unwinds from life-changing season - TwinCities.com
When Tom Powers is included, it's a slow day for Wild news.
Tending the Fields
NHLPA Rookie Showcase participants eager to compete for NHL jobs - NHL.com - NHL Insider
Players taking part in the NHLPA Rookie Showcase are feeling anxious about the biggest training camps of their lives coming up in a few weeks. Mike Reilly represents #MNWild
Off the Trail
NHL Eastern Conference: Why your favorite team will win the Stanley Cup
There hasn't been a Stanley Cup winner from the Eastern Conference since the Boston Bruins in 2011.
Who is the National Hockey League’s best goaltender? - Article - TSN
Price? Lundqvist? Duby?
Why the St. Louis Blues are facing a make-or-break season in 2015-16 - CBSSports.com
The St. Louis Blues have been one of the NHL's best regular-season teams over the last four years, but their inability to win in the postseason could lead to bigger changes ahead.
Cashing out on Dustin Byfuglien (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It's every Winnipeg columnist's dream: a Jets team minus All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien.
What's missing for the Nashville Predators in the postseason? - Along the Boards
The Nashville Predators have gotten stronger over the last few years, but they still haven't proven themselves when it matters most- the playoffs.5 current NHL players who excelled at other sports | theScore