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Steve Veillieux days until we get to watch competitive NHL hockey. 36 til opening night.

This many days until hockey.
This many days until hockey.
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Wilderness, you are officially on notice that you are experiencing the calm before the storm.  We are within a few breaths of training camp, but the most exciting news is that Jason Zucker caught some fish at the Mike Yeo Classic on Lake Minnetonka.  Very soon, the news will be much more interesting and we won't be talking about the fluff and features of the offseason, we will be talking about HOCKEY!  So enjoy it while it lasts - things are about to get crazy.

Today's musical selection is dedicated to our rival city, which seems to have a bit of negativity flowing its way in the news today.  Let's Walk.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild 2015-16 Predictions: Jonas Brodin The Hockey Writers
THW previews the season of one Jonas Brodin.

Wild's Zucker reels in victory in Mike Yeo Classic | FOX Sports
15+ lbs of fish makes Zucker the winner

Are you sitting down for this? You can own a Minnesota Wild seat - BringMeTheNews.com
ICYMI

On Frozen Pond

How many teams will Big Ten hockey send to the 2016 NCAA tournament? - Along the Boards
Along the Boards gives a preseason assessment of the Big Ten hockey conference and where it stands nationally among the other five NCAA conferences.

How many teams will the WCHA sent to the 2016 NCAA tournament? - Along the Boards
Along the Boards takes a preseason glance at the teams with the best odds of representing the WCHA in the 2016 NCAA men's hockey tournament.

Off The Trail

Five teams have called Blackhawks about trading for Patrick Kane: Report | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
#SMDH

Antti Raanta rooted for Blackhawks playoff loss, ‘pissed off’ about treatment | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"I was really hoping Nashville would beat us in four games and I could get back to Finland. I was about how Chicago was treating me."

Vladimir Putin teams up with Ovechkin and Malkin in hockey exhibition (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: There has to be some tie-in of Putin, shirtless on a horse. Well, maybe not but it’s still one of the greatest leadership images in modern history.

Anze Kopitar, LA Kings significantly apart on contract talks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
They usually are.