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Wilderness Walk: Day 4 of no hockey

Are you surviving the withdrawals of no hockey? I’m not.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Now, this may show my age a bit, but I’ve never related to a gif more in my life waiting for hockey to finally come back on. Jesus, what am I going to do when the Stanley Cup Finals are over?

Patiently waiting. Hockey returning to our lives is so close, yet so far. Taking us on our journey through the Walk today is something different. Something to remind us hockey fans that we are ONE DAY AWAY from the Stanley Cup Final beginning.

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Don’t think the two fan bases are excited for the Cup Final to start? Think again.

Remember Patrik Laine’s OUTRAGEOUS beard he was rocking during the playoffs? Well, he looks like a 13 year old again. Or, basically, any guy after they shave and think they look “old”.

With the Stanley Cup Final going on, the American Hockey League is also winding down its season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs farm team, the Toronto Marlies have won 9 in a row, heading into the Calder Cup Finals.

Marlies sweep way into Calder Cup Finals | | The American Hockey League

The Chicago Blackhawks farm team, the Rockford Ice Hogs have fought off elimination not once, but twice, and look to take the Texas Stars (Dallas Stars farm club) to Game 7 if they are victorious tomorrow night.

Stayin’ alive… again | | The American Hockey League

Steve Yzerman... Pal... Kucherov had a 100-point season. Why would you not lock him down long-term right now?

Report: Kucherov's agent doesn't expect him to sign extension this summer -