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Wilderness Walk: Do you like the new jersey?

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That’s Wild

  • The Minnesota Wild unveiled their fresh new “Reverse Retro” jersey and we’re feeling weird about it. They’re gorgeous, but it has a weird stench about it. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Speaking of the new jerseys, The Athletic’s Michael Russo gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the design came together. [The Athletic]
  • Russian sniper Vladislav Firstov is next on our Top 25 Under 25 ranking, earning this 15th spot on the list. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In case you missed it, we have you covered if you’re wondering what forward Marcus Johansson can bring to the Wild this season. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • Ever wonder what would the Hockey Hall of Fame look like if only one player was allowed to be inducted every year? Well Down Goes Brown has you covered. [The Athletic]
  • ProHockeyTalk decided to throw their hat in the middle and lay on top of the grenade of ranking all 31 “Reverse Retro” jersey released on Monday. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • If you don’t like rankings, here’s some individual grades to take you back to school. [CBS Sports]
  • One team that didn’t receive a new jersey is the 32nd NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken. They have lots of work to do before they drop the first puck of their 2021-22 season. [The Athletic]
  • There’s a freakin’ 15-year-old from Vancouver playing in Sweden and he’s not going to get drafted until 2023. Meet Connor Bedard. [The Athletic]