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Wilderness Walk: The Things I Do For You

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Wilderness, as we speak (err, type) your intrepid reporter trail guide sits listening to a mediocre subpar pretty iffy very boring AC/DC cover band. There is a rock festival in town featuring some actually decent bands... later. Right now... well, there's a reason these guys are the opening act of the festival.

In any case, maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the bad music, maybe it's the number of people flooding into my town... but my internet is slower than Dany Heatley in winter.

In any case... on to the walk!

Wild News

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Peter Chiarelli is looking for a dancing partner to finally get the Oilers showing tangible signs of improvement. Chuck Fletcher is attempting to prove to fans and ownership that the Wild aren’t a team caught in permanent limbo.

Minnesota Wild: The Case to Re-Sign David Jones | Gone Puck Wild
Fletcher has most likely begun to formulate how to approach Jones’ situation already, so expect that if the Wild make him an offer it will be done before the July 1st start of free-agency

Minnesota Wild: Ryan Suter's Expectations for Next Season | Gone Puck Wild
One disclaimer for Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, his contract still has nine years left, he is not going anywhere next year. Given the expectation that he is on the team, this article will look at his role next season.

Off the Trail

Kings sign Darryl Sutter to multi-year extension |
Sutter has been at the Kings' helm since the 2011-12 season. In his tenure, he's coached the club to two Stanley Cups while amassing a regular-season record of 186-112-45 in 343 games.

Emergency backup Kristers Gudlevskis turning heads on Lightning bench |
Enter Kristers Gudlevskis, who is best known for his 55-save performance for Latvia in a 2-1 loss to Canada during the 2014 Winter Olympics, but was gaining more attention on Twitter during Game 1 for his hair.

Lightning's Callahan assessed boarding major for hit on Penguins' Letang |
Less than five minutes into Game 1, Ryan Callahan of the Tampa Bay Lightning boarded Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

Watch: Jonathan Drouin expertly finishes off Lightning 2-on-1 |
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Draft Order Set Through Pick #26 | The Hockey Writers
Following the elimination of the Nashville Predators in Thursday’s Game 7 match against the San Jose Sharks, the next 10 undecided picks in the 2016 NHL draft have been set, cementing the first 26 picks of the draft.

Ben Bishop Leaves Game 1 on Stretcher | The Hockey Writers
Just over halfway into the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, Ben Bishop left the game on a stretche