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Wilderness Walk: Great Hockey Debates

In addition to catching up on the latest news in hockey, you can also learn about a new book written by Giles Ferrell!

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Fellow Minnesota Wild blogger and friend of the blog, Giles Ferrell, has written a book wherein “Readers will learn about some of the most meaningful and fun debates in the world of hockey such as should fighting be allowed, and comparing Wayne Gretzky to modern day greats like Sidney Crosby and many more.” If you’re interested, you can find it here.

Wild News

Minnesota Wild All-Time Starting Lineup | The Hockey Writers

THW’s Jordan Adams looks over the Wild’s relatively brief history and comes up with a reasonable all-time starting lineup.

Off the Trail

Which five coaches will face the most pressure this season? | The Hockey News

Boudreau shouldn’t even be on the list considering the Wild probably wouldn’t have made the playoffs last season without him.

Second Canadiens prospect stretchered off after bad hit | NBCSports

“For the second straight game, a Montreal Canadiens prospect has been stretchered off the ice.”

R for Hockey Analysis — Part 1: Installation and First Steps | Medium from @OppenheimerEvan

“This is the first part of a series where I’ll show you some ways in which you can use R to analyze hockey data.”

Fantasy breakout candidates for 2018-19 |

Provorov, Grubauer, Nugent-Hopkins have higher ceilings ahead of expanded roles.

All Around the Nation

It’s Time to Wake up and Address the Homophobia in Hockey | Blueshirt Banter

“We all need to do more.”

USA Hockey releases roster and schedule for 2018 National Team evaluation camp | The Ice Garden

“It wouldn’t be USA Hockey without a little bit of controversy.”

A Q&A with Anya Battaglino | The Ice Garden

“The NWHL Players Association Director talks her playing days, her plans for the NWHLPA.”

Kyle Dubas and the Process with Bob McKenzie | Pension Plan Puppets

“It sounds like a Prog Rock band, but it’s much more interesting and danceable.”