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Wilderness Walk: Lodnia playing in KHL ‘to make the NHL’

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That’s Wild

  • In case you missed it, The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler wrote a fantastic piece with interviews from five difference North American prospects that went overseas to play while their continent is still in its offseason. Wild prospect Ivan Lodnia is one of them and he seems to be loving life in Belarus. [The Athletic]
  • We’re still hung up about the recently released 31 “Reverse Retro” jerseys, so we made an official ranking of them. We have the correct one. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Two significant prospects in Marat Khusnutdinov and Vladislav Firstov, have been named on Team Russia’s training camp roster for the upcoming 2021 World Juniors. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Minnesota Wild top prospect Marco Rossi has tested positive for COVID-19 while playing in Switzerland. He is reportedly feeling better, but is still in quarantine. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • The St. Louis Blues lost Alex Pietrangelo to the Vegas Golden Knights, but they still have major cap decisions to make when it comes to Jordan Schwartz and Jordan Binnington. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • A deep look into how the Montreal Canadiens are doing off-ice training while social distancing. [The Athletic]
  • Sportsnet’s Sonny Sachdeva sat down with outspoken player agent Allan Walsh to get his whole story. [Sportsnet]
  • A former NHL official alleges that the league fired him for being a whistle-blower on racism in the office. [TSN]