The Wild are hard at work in the city on the bay of our resident inland ocean, Lake Superior. They have taken the group of players most likely to see significant playing time in the NHL to get away from the big city and have some time to focus on themselves. While we can assume they are doing teambuilding activities such as trust falls and egg-in-spoon races, we know that this time is very important to the coaching staff to get the team on the same page before the season starts. Let's hope they are focusing on finding a way to translate some of the preseason successes we have seen into the regular season.
It will be interesting to see tomorrow's lineup to see which players figure to break camp with the big team. It will be even more interesting to see which position a couple of guys land at. With Justin Fontaine out due to injury, it opens the door for sliding Charlie Coyle back to the wing and putting Tyler Graovac at center on the third line. It could also open the door for Brett Bulmer to get a last look on the fourth line. With Jason Zucker and Jordan Schroeder a bit banged up, we could see all of the above, so tomorrow's lineup will certainly be intriguing.
Also a preview that's part #Yeolo, part ingriguing:
3-on-3 practice...11-64-20 vs. 16-9-24 to start— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) September 29, 2015
Today's musical selection is brought to you by the most Duluth band of all time and is a favorite of Wild scribe Michael Russo. Let's Walk.
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