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Wilderness Walk: First Game of Preseason

Catch up on the latest training camp news before the Minnesota Wild play their first preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets later today.

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The last team the Minnesota Wild played against will also be the first team they play against this preseason. The Wild play the Winnipeg Jets tonight at 7:00 PM CT. Andrew Hammond is expected to start in net.

Wild News

Jordan Greenway, ‘biggest guy on the ice,’ seeks to build confidence | Star Tribune

“In second season with Wild, Jordan Greenway seeks to build confidence.”

How many times can these Wild keep going back to the well? | Star Tribune

“On the eve of the preseason, how can the Wild — with two trips to the second round and four first-round eliminations to show for its postseason streak — change the narrative?”

Ryan Suter has full clearance as Wild takes first training camp practice | Star Tribune

“Defenseman cleared for practice after long rehab.”

Wild prospect Luke Kunin still not cleared for contact | Pioneer Press

“Wild prospect Luke Kunin still hasn’t been cleared for contact more than six months after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament...”

Hammond looks to become next goaltender to rediscover old self with Wild |

“Former Senator and Avalanche netminder has battled injuries the past two seasons.”

Kurvers, Brown reunite in Minnesota |

“Forward JT Brown ready to prove himself during camp.”

Wild eager to get a look at its potential shutdown pair |

“Seeler, Pateryn could form a gritty, physical partnership in the defensive zone.”

Off the Trail

Bird of a Different Feather | Sportsnet

Phil Kessel is wired differently than other NHL superstars. And the Pittsburgh Penguins are totally cool with that.”

Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook returns after being sidelined by injury | Sportsnet

“Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is back after missing the start of training camp with an abdominal injury.”

Five Players on PTOs Who Could Make the Cut Out of Training Camp | The Hockey News

“Training camps are underway and there are nearly three-dozen players attending on tryout agreements. Most won’t find work in the NHL next season, but these five players have the best chance.”

Bruins down Flames in shootout in China opener | Sportsnet

Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.”

Henrik Zetterberg’s NHL Career Comes to an End | The Hockey Writers

“On Friday morning, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland reported that... Zetterberg’s hockey career and time in the NHL is over.”

31 Thoughts: Examining Erik Karlsson trade fallout | Sportsnet

“There is knowing Ottawa was going to trade Erik Karlsson, and there is seeing Ottawa trade Erik Karlsson.”

All Around the Nation

South Korean netminder Sojung Shin says goodbye to hockey | The Ice Garden

“She made her Olympic dreams come true, what comes next might be just as magical!”

Noémie Marin and Cathy Chartrand among eight Canadiennes to announce retirement | Eyes on the Prize

“The all-time leading CWHL goal-scorer and scoring defender among players to not return this season.”

Key players missing from Beauts’ roster | Die by the Blade

“Is Kourtney Kunichika done for good?”

Interview with Sabres prospect Marcus Davidsson and Djurgarden head coach Robert Ohlsson | Die by the Blade

“Patrik Bexell caught up with Sabres prospect Marcus Davidsson today after his game against Frolunda.”

Henrik Zetterberg will go down as one of the Red Wings greatest leaders | Winging it in Motown

“It wasn’t just about the way he played, it was about who he was.”

Who is going to run the Crunch? | Raw Charge

“With Julien BriseBois in the big office in Tampa, will he have time to keep an eye on things in Syracuse?”

Erik Karlsson trade analysis: I’m really sad | Silver Seven

“I am an emotional wreck thanks to this deal.”

Expectation-Beater Kyle Palmieri & The Devils’ Actual Goals Against Expected Goals | All About the Jersey

“This post goes into how the Devils did against the model and what that could mean.”

Among Those With Something to Prove — Look no Further than Anthony Duclair | The Cannon

“He’s 23-years-old, on his fourth NHL club in four seasons, and Anthony Duclair wants to be the steal the Blue Jackets are bargaining on.”

Playmaking in Transition | On the Forecheck

“Why Filip Forsberg Is The League’s Most Efficient Playmaker.”

Analyzing the defensive depth chart for the Colorado Avalanche | Mile High Hockey

“Even without Cale Makar, this defense group could be a strength of the 2018-19 Avalanche.”

Erik Karlsson welcomed to San Jose in full page ad | Fear the Fin

“The Bay can’t wait for the Karlssons to join them.”

The Golden Knights failed to acquire Erik Karlsson, and that’s okay | Knights on Ice

“Missing out on Erik Karlsson is a bummer, but it’s by no means a reason for Golden Knights fans to lose faith.”