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Wilderness Walk: A Week Without Hockey

The Minnesota Wild don’t play again until Friday, but there was still plenty of hockey news over the weekend.

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild may not play again until Friday, but at least we can sleep soundly in the knowledge that this is our last long break without the Wild until January.

As for the today’s music, why settle for one song when I could share a whole album?

Wild News

Veteran Matt Cullen savors opportunity to skate with youngster Luke Kunin | Star Tribune

Not mentioned in the article, but did you know Tyler Ennis and Jared Spurgeon are BFFs?! I imagine the Kunin-Cullen story will reach that level of repetitiveness soon enough.

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau doesn't mince words when it comes to team's slow start | Star Tribune

“Depleted lineup is no excuse for lapses, coach says. “

Off the Trail

Golden Knights' Fleury out with concussion | The Score

Despite Fleury’s concussion history and a hit to the head, Fleury was not pulled during the game by concussion spotters.

How Long Is Canadiens GM Bergevin’s Leash? | The Hockey Writers

Too long, probably.

Examining Kucherov's uncanny ability to score from wherever he wants | The Score

Nikita Kucherov exploded last year offensively (he was already really good, too), and he has carried over that scoring touch to this season.

All Around the Nation

Welcome to the 2017-18 CWHL Season Preview | The Ice Garden

“We've got previews for all our teams, storylines to follow, players to watch, and more!”