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Wilderness Walk: Par-tay Edition

Just when you think there's not much going on in the hockey world, we give you something to be excited about!

The Draft will be a special day for our community
The Draft will be a special day for our community
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Those desolate days of the off season where hockey still happening around you but not for your team can be hard to get through.  It's those days when next season couldn't feel farther away and a great abyss starts to open in your hockey soul.  You latch on to anything you can that will feed your addiction and keep the Wild relevant in your life.  Well, we have just the thing for you:

There couldn't be a better offseason to gather the wilderness together to discuss the future of our franchise.  So, we are making that happen because we would like to get to know you all and give everyone a chance to meet each other while we observe an exciting part of this offseason.  To sweeten the deal, we've added some entertainment and there are a couple things yet to come that we're not quite ready to announce, so stay tuned.  The biggest thing for us is giving the hockey community a chance to come together - so please spread the word - the more people we can get together, the more epic it will be for everyone.  Find us on Facebook, Twitter, or wherever else you can and bring your friends and family down to enjoy an evening celebrating your favorite team.  RSVP Here:

The Great Hockey Get Together in the land of 10,000 (hot) Takes

There is only one song that is appropriate for this announcement.  Away you Walk:

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