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Wilderness Walk: Better Late Than Never

Despite being late, there’s still plenty of news to share!

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

This post may be late, but there’s still plenty of Minnesota Wild news and hockey news to share!

Wild News

Wild signs free agent center Sturm | Star Tribune

“The native of Germany is a Hobey Baker Award finalist for Clarkson.”

Parise’s absence adds to Wild’s scoring challenge | Star Tribune

“The Wild’s leader in goals and points has missed the past four games because of a lower-body injury, a costly absence for a scoring-starved team.”

Sturm brings a little bit of everything to the table for Wild | Wild Official Site

“Big-bodied centerman scored goals, killed penalties and played a reliable 200-foot game at Clarkson.”

News of Note

Shock, devastation, give way to hope, optimism as players rally in wake of CWHL closure | The Hockey News

“After the initial shock and sadness, though, there is a newfound positivity that something good can some from this.”

How to Watch: 2019 IIHF World Championships | The Ice Garden

“Nearly everything you need to know about this year’s Worlds tournament”

The legal reality of #OneLeague | The Ice Garden

“While it appeared both sides were ready for some form of #OneLeague, their legal structures could have made it difficult - if not impossible.”

Off the Trail

How much longer will Alex Ovechkin continue to spoil us with 50-goal seasons?

“The greatest goal scorer of his generation – and possibly in NHL history – recorded his eighth 50-goal season and became the third-oldest player to reach the milestone.”

Red Wings extend head coach Blashill | TSN

“The Detroit Red Wings have signed head coach Jeff Blashill to a a two-year contract extension. “

All Around the Nation

Cam Talbot is suing the Philadelphia Flyers | Broad Street Hockey

“The veteran goaltender claims he’s been badly overworked and mismanaged since being acquired last month.”

The hockey star of the future is a transgender boy | Outsports

“15-year-old Elliot Govaars and his teammates were honored by the San Jose Sharks on Trans Day of Visibility.”

The Tampa Bay Lightning should pursue NCAA defender Adam Fox | Raw Charge

“He doesn’t want to sign with Carolina, maybe he would consider the Lightning?”