The Wild season is close. Almost. Almost close. Close enough that the local papers are writing about them more than just when moves happen. Kind of.
In any case. I had the chance to see the Smashing Pumpkins on Sunday night and, while it wasn’t my favorite show I’ve ever been to, it was good. They sounded fantastic, played for nearly 4 hours, etc etc.... In any case. Enjoy a classic song of theirs, played live.
Fehr: Players made 'significant concessions' in last CBA talks | theScore.com
Triggering the CBA's opt-out clause would end the current agreement following the 2019-20 season
It's not too early to start thinking Wolves, Wild | StarTribune.com
With the Wild scheduled to open Oct. 4 and the Wolves beginning Oct. 17 — points that will be here sooner than we think, not to mention the even sooner arrival of training camps — both appear set to run it back in 2018-19 with rosters that made the playoffs but quickly faded a year ago.
Off the Trail
Boston Pride Defense Get Kaliya Johnson Back for Another Season | The Hockey Writers
The Boston Pride have kept a sizable portion of this past season’s defense corps intact as they ready themselves for the 2018-19 NWHL season.
NHL News & Notes: Ty Smith, Shinkaruk Trade & More | The Hockey Writers
Closing out their list of best skaters, the NHL Network has released a list of their top-20 wingers in the league.
Report: Maple Leafs offering Pickard in trade talks | theScore.com
Should the Wild be interested?