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Wilderness Walk: Prospecting

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A look at some of hockey’s future stars and other news

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Not much news for anyone today, so I’ve rounded up several of the prospects articles that have been published recently. There are some exciting talents on this list, and a few of them are even controlled by the Minnesota Wild!

Wild News

Sorry folks, nothing to see here.

Tending the Fields

Every NHL Team's Top Prospect: 2017 Edition
Ahead of the 2017-18 season, Brett Slawson spotlights and analyzes each NHL team's top prospect while also providing a scouting report and future projection

THW's List of Prospects in the KHL in 2017-18 season
In the 2017-18 season, a total of 40 NHL prospects will play in the KHL or in affiliated leagues. Here you have a breakdown by NHL team.

Owen Tippett can make it at 18: 'I have the upside of Phil Kessel' - Sportsnet.ca
A quick-release, six-foot, 200-pound right-wing marksman selected in the top 10 who comes off as aloof but delivers results? Hmmm … sounds familiar. Much like Phil Kessel, Owen Tippett believes he can play a full NHL schedule the year he's drafted.

2018 draft rankings: Dahlin stands out in first edition | The Hockey News
NHL teams want mobile, puckmoving defensemen these days and it seems like this draft is bountiful at the top end with rushing blueliners.

Off the Trail

Down Goes Brown: Which number yields NHL's best starting lineup? - Sportsnet.ca
Which single number in hockey history would give you the best possible starting lineup? Down Goes Brown ranks the strongest possible groups of sixes.