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Wilderness Walk: The Birth of a New Stats Site

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Your daily roundup of news and rumors, highlighting a new stats site from a pair of Wild fans.

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Not much Minnesota Wild news out there, and by the sounds of it, the deeper we get into the offseason, the less of a chance there is to be any big Wild news for awhile.

However, the EvolvingWild twins, Josh and Luke, have made news of their own with a new stats website. You can check it out here.

Wild News

Matt Hendricks comes home to play for Wild | Star Tribune

I’m tired of these narratives too, but hey, it’s the offseason, might as well get them out of the way now.

Off the Trail

Development Camps Go High-Tech with Watches, Ipads | The Hockey News

This week, Newport Sports held its camp in Toronto and as with many things in life, technology is playing a bigger role than ever.

An advanced stats primer with NaturalStatTrick’s Brad Timmins | The Athletic

Part 1 of Ryan Stimson’s analytics primer plus an interview with Brad Timmins.

Advanced Stats Primer Part 2 — Why does passing matter? | The Athletic

Part 2 of the above, where Ryan Stimson goes over Relative metrics, WOWYs, WAR, and passing.

All Around the Nation

NWHL Mock Expansion Draft: The Protected Lists | The Ice Garden

“We pretended the NWHL would have an expansion draft for the Whitecaps!”

NWHL Mock Expansion Draft: The Whitecap Rosters | The Ice Garden

“The second half to our NWHL Mock Expansion Draft”

The Founding 4 Podcast: Wick’s words, #SheIs, and MAILBAG! | The Ice Garden

“We catch up on NWHL signings, women’s hockey news, and answer some listener questions.”

The leagues of Europe and their relative competitiveness: The 2018 rankings | Eyes on the Prize

“Revisiting the initial rankings from 2015, with a few different analyses to find the top teams as well.”