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Wilderness Walk: Staring into the Abyss

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The games have been played. The Cup has been hoisted. The players have been drafted. Others have been traded and signed. The prospects have had camp. Now, there is nothing until Training Camp 2015-16.

It's time to turn the page on 2014-15 and set about the new quest to make Patty Kane cry.
It's time to turn the page on 2014-15 and set about the new quest to make Patty Kane cry.

Well this is it.  The true doldrums of the offseason are upon us.  There are no more events upcoming until Training Camp kicks off in September.  That's a long layoff for hockey fans, but we'll be here a long the way to keep the vibe going.  The news stream may slow down, but we will find plenty to talk about here in the Wilderness.  So whether you turn your attention to another sport to tide you over, or fall completely off the internet during the hockey black hole, just remember that we will be here to help you survive.

Still plenty to talk about today, please enjoy this tasty musical treat as we Walk:

Wild News - Tony Dean - Hard to View Minnesota Wild Offseason as Anything Short of Disappointing
The Dean voices his displeasure with an uneventful offseason

North Stars Alumni Game rightly blends Minnesota hockey past and present - Minnesota Wild - Articles - Articles - Wild Xtra
Nate gives some perspective on the Alumni game.  Pay attention, Dallas.

Report: North Stars will be part of Minnesota's Stadium Series festivities -
This story is included mostly for the video within

Wild Watch: Three Players to Keep an Eye on in 2015-16 The Hockey Writers
After a lackluster finish to the 2014-15 season, the Wild are looking to come back stronger than ever. Here are three players most likely to make an impact.

Tending The Fields

Alex Tuch of Wild scores sick shootout goal; celebration was sicker (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Development Camp Scrimmage #2: The Revenge Of Team White - Articles - Articles - Homepage - Wild Xtra
Charlie gives his review of Scrimmage 2 for WX.

Off The Trail

Ryan O'Reilly incident puts Sabres' offseason enthusiasm on pause -
Ryan O'Reilly made a bad mistake at a time when his new team and new fans were just beginning to feel a wave of optimism surrounding their future.

Red Wings owners respond to John Oliver's barbs on new arena -
Olympia Entertainment, the company that owns the Detroit Red Wings has issued a statement in response to a piece that aired on comedian John Oliver's HBO show Sunday.

WATCH: Sabres top pick Jack Eichel shoots puck through net -
Jack Eichel's legend continues to grow.

Penguins sale could fetch $850 million, bid expected soon | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle? They’ll be quite pleased with the numbers being tossed around regarding their for-sale shares of the team.

#OduyaWatch; dealing Byfuglien; Edmonton's 'Ice District' (Puck Headlines) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at