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Wilderness Walk: Exhibition!

The exhibition season is in full swing as the Wild are playing games that don’t quite count

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A Wild player has finally scored in a Wild sweater with regard to the 2016-17 season - it's finally happening.  Nevermind that it was 4th line candidate and known face puncher Kurtis Gabriel, but we can finally say that we are within a stone's throw of games that count.  We're getting an early taste of some fringe guys with a very expanded roster giving Boudreau and company a first look at the players across the entire organization.  With a couple roster spots up for grabs, it will be interesting to see who rises to the occasion.

Here's a new piece of music from my favorite producer that is quite appropriate for a team gearing up to start a brand new season.

Wild News

Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild
Puck Daddy previews the first season under the new regime

Minnesota Wild win preseason opener on Jason Zucker’s goal – Twin Cities
Zucks scores on a PP unit that also featured Matt Dumba and (gasp!) Mike Reilly

Minnesota Wild: 3 things to watch with Bruce Boudreau running the show -
BMTN's Rick Kupchella takes a look at the onset of the Boudreau era

Minnesota Wild: Stalock Begins His Road Back to the NHL
The Minnesota Wild had a great game winning their opening preseason tilt against the Sabres 2-1 on the back of some excellent goaltending by Alex Stalock.

Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 19: Welcomce Back, Barry | Twins and Losses Supershow
Guess who's back? Back again? Barry's back. Tell a friend.

On The Frozen Pond

WCHA to honor longtime official Butch Mousseau
The WCHA will retire the No. 12 jersey of longtime official Butch Mousseau, who died from head injuries suffered warming up for a league game.


World Cup of Hockey - NHL - The World Cup of Hockey is here to stay, but the NHL's participation the 2018 Seoul Olympics is up in the air
The NHL and NHL Players Association have made it clear that the World Cup will live on, but what form it will take -- or whether the NHL will be part of the 2018 Olympics -- is still unsettled.

How to improve the World Cup format in 2020 | The Hockey News
MOAR TEAM NA!!!!!!!!!!!

Canada’s NHL superstars swallow pride, ice time for wins
You’re staring at Joe Thornton, a point-per-game player for the San Jose Sharks last season who has 1,341 points in his career.

Off The Trail

Jacob Trouba's Agent Speaks, Teams Make Roster Cuts & More
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba's agent spoke to TSN 1290 on Monday to discuss his client's situation. Some NHL teams made roster cuts, & more.

Winnipeg Jets' Future Without Jacob Trouba Still Bright
Jacob Trouba has requested a trade out of Winnipeg. What does this mean for the Jets, and how will they move on without Trouba's services?