Happy Fri-yay, Wilderness!
We’ve made it to the weekend and the general manager search for the Minnesota Wild is still ongoing. More than a handful of candidates have been interviewed and it seems that the organization is taking its time to make the best decision for the future of the team. The process will likely last until the end of the month. Although now that we’ve said that, expect a signing around lunchtime tomorrow. With not much out of the Wild camp in the past couple days, let’s continue through our Walk.
Friday Fun Fact: The first NHL goal ever recorded was on December 19, 1917. The goal came from Dave Ritchie of the Montreal Wanderers in a game against the Toronto Arenas. Ritchie scored one minute into a 10-9 win for the Wanderers.
Taking us through the Walk this morning is “God, Your Mama, and Me” by Florida Georgia Line and featuring the Backstreet Boys.
The Minnesota Wild caught up with head coach Bruce Boudreau to talk about hockey camps before the start of the season:
Dan Rosen’s weekly mailbag is here and first up he tackles the Wild’s GM search:
- Which GM would be the best fit for the @mnwild?— NHL (@NHL) August 7, 2019
- Which coach is under the most pressure this season?
- Could you see the @NJDevils making a deep playoff run? @drosennhl answers your questions in this week's mailbag! https://t.co/qKDSyfxA2Q
We see what you did there, KHL:
On Frozen Pond
Catch up with the Minnesota Gophers partaking in some offseason fun, including #DaBeautyLeague:
Weights, Breakfast, Youth Camp, Lunch, Dodgeball and @DaBeautyLeague.— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) August 7, 2019
Sammy Walker gave @TheRinkLive an inside look at how the 2019 Big Ten Freshman of the Year spends a typical day in the offseason. #Gophers
Story: https://t.co/z20cfJbv6f pic.twitter.com/mLPAhEOTyG
Off The Trail
Former Wild player Erik Haula offers his thoughts on his trade from Vegas to Carolina:
"I'm excited for a new challenge"— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) August 8, 2019
Forward Erik Haula discusses being traded from Vegas Golden Knights to Carolina Hurricanes.https://t.co/8S9VKWV5gy
The New York Islanders will have that new arena (finally):
The Hockey Writers have you covered for the latest rumors from the free agency market:
Alexander Ovechkin embodies the “Goonies never say die!” mentality:
The Next One turned 32 on Wednesday. Josh Yohe has some great stories about The Great One’s successor:
On Thursday, The Athletic released their front office confidence ranking survey. The top five may surprise you:
The 2019 NHL front office confidence rankings: Fans weigh in on how each team is doinghttps://t.co/C6Skqt0KWB— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) August 8, 2019
Down Goes Brown isn’t sure what to make of — you guessed it — the Wild and a handful of other teams ahead of the upcoming season:
Down Goes Brown: The six teams that have me stumped heading into the 2019-20 seasonhttps://t.co/eKL30aXOEb— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) August 8, 2019
Billy Idol once said, “I don’t think punk rock ever really dies, because punk rock attitude can never die.” Toss on some Ramones and dig into this rockin’ article:
How hockey became hardcore: The often complex relationship between the game and punk rockhttps://t.co/ptFTPmLOGg— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) August 8, 2019
Did you miss the full breakdown of all the nationally televised games? The Hockey Writers have a recap for you:
And finally, Sidney Crosby joined the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast to talk about life, hockey, and more hockey. It’s pretty great: