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Sources report that the GM search could wrap up as early as the end of this week. Plus, Da Beauty League updates, the Hurricanes unveiled their new road jerseys, and more!

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As Michael Russo of The Athletic has reported, the Minnesota Wild appear to be in the final stages of their GM search. Bill Guerin has become the apparent frontrunner, and Scott Mellanby and Ron Hextall are the two other finalists. A decision on the fourth General Manager in Wild history could come later this week or over the weekend, so keep an eye out for news as the days go by.

Training camp and the start of the preseason are a little under a month away, but around this time of August it always feels so much longer. So below are some links from around the hockey world to help to you get your hockey fix.

Wild News

The Wild announced that starting with the 2019-20 season, the Xcel Energy Center will go to mobile ticketing for entrance to home games:

The team also announced a schedule of player appearances at the Minnesota State Fair:

Michael Russo chatted with Zach Parise about moving on and looking forward to the coming season:

On Frozen Pond

The University of Minnesota announced that goaltender Jack LaFontaine has been added to the roster:

The Minnesota Whitecaps re-signed Minnesota native Chelsey Brodt:

Current NHL players took the ice with Minnesota Special Hockey players at Da Beauty League:

Off The Trail

The Carolina Hurricanes revealed their new road jerseys yesterday:

Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski over at ESPN determined their own NHL All-Decade Awards:

Scott Wheeler analyzes his preseason top 31 for the 2020 NHL Draft:

Steve Kournianos goes through his rankings of the NHL farm systems:

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood talked to The Athletic about offseason training and the upcoming season: