Alright, so the Wild might only be doing player medical screenings and a media session, but the players report today for training camp. After a long summer of no NHL hockey, but a surprising amount of other hockey, it's finally time to start gearing up for the new season.
Today's music is by a great group from Minnesota. Enjoy the Walk!
Minnesota Wild look forward to World Cup of Hockey players returning
The silver lining to Team Finland and Team USA bouncing out of the tournament early.
'We can't wait': Boudreau itching for Wild to hit the ice in training camp - StarTribune.com
Neither can we, Bruce. Neither can we.
Wild's roster set at 60 players for training camp - StarTribune.com
Pick a favorite prospect to make the team and prepare for your heart to get broken because there's not much room left on the NHL roster.
Key dates for the Wild's preseason - StarTribune.com
The first preseason game is Monday. It doesn't count, but neither does the WCOH and that didn't stop me from watching those games either.
Tending the Fields
Minnesota Wild Injury Update: Gustav Olofsson, Sam Anas, Chase Lang
An update on Minnesota Wild prospect injuries was offered Wednesday, including updates on the status of Gustav Olofsson, Sam Anas and Chase Lang.
Kessel burns Team USA after World Cup losses; Parise, Backes respond - StarTribune.com
Backes is a bit salty. I might be penciling in the first game between Boston and Pittsburgh as must-see TV.
North America delivers memorable performance, hopes it's enough - Article - TSN
Team Young Guns have been the most entertaining part of the entire World Cup. Would love to see more of them.
Toews lifts Team Canada in Group A clincher - Article - TSN
Hopefully Toews is getting all of his goal scoring out of the way before the regular season starts.
Off the Trail
Michel Therrien Denies Claiming Pacioretty is "Worst Captain"
With camp around the corner, stories like this will soon cease to count as "news".