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Wilderness Walk: Coach Evason spills some beans

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That’s Wild

  • In Minnesota Wild head coach Dean Evason’s latest media availability, he gives some answers for where he sees the new players in the lineup and some potential rookies breaking roster out of camp. [The Athletic]
  • Speaking of the rookies, Marco Rossi is going to get some warm-up time playing for Austria in the 2022 Olympic qualifiers later this month. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • New Wild defender Jon Merrill is very good defensively, but that might prevent another rookie from being in the lineup over him. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • It’s World Junior Summer Series time with the Under-20 squads for the key nations getting their players ready for their important seasons. Both Carson Lambos and Ryan O’Rourke are the Wild representatives on the blue line and Daemon Hunt might even be joining them later. Some future Minnesota defensemen are playing up north. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • How the Seattle Kraken will be getting their team equipment in short notice by training camp. [The Athletic]
  • Remember Michael Peca?! He’s back with the Sabres organization. Wild that anyone would willingly join that org right now but hey, good for him. [Die By The Blade]
  • It’s August, folks. Here’s another look at the remaining free agents that might be worth taking a look at. [Sportsnet]
  • The Washington Capitals’ window is probably rapidly shrinking. [ProHockeyTalk]