It's not a slow-news day, so let's get to it. In honor of today being the day for final cuts... enjoy "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd.
In Defense of Kyle Brodziak | The Hockey Writers
Dustin Nelson defends Brodz against haters, and explains why he is better than you think.
Best Home Opener in 2014-15? Minnesota vs Colorado | The Hockey Writers
Hard to believe there's only 4 days until puck drop of the 2014-15 season. But, we know we couldn't be any happier that the wait has nearly come to an end.
Roster decisions loom as Wild season opener approaches | Star Tribune
Monday will be the day many Wild players have been waiting for and others dread. What will become of Folin, Dumba... and Bickel?
Wild assistant coach Bob Mason a stabilizing force behind team's goalie corps | TwinCities.com
Bob Mason is maybe one of the most important people on staff, but rarely gets credit.
Tending the Fields
Off the Trail
2014-15 Outlook: Central Division |The Team of 18,001
Giles takes a look at the Central Division, and takes a guess at the order of finishing.
Gary Bettman just showed exactly why he's a genius | SBNation.com
Ownership questions and court problems ain't no thing for the NHL commish.
Jeff Skinner leaves preseason game after hit to head (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Niskanen starts goofing it up by elbowing Skinner in the head. Bad new bears for the Canes.
Niskanen on head hit: Skinner spun into my elbow | ProHockeyTalk
You be the judge.
No scheduled hearing for Backlund after Enstrom hit | ProHockeyTalk
Holy... ever wonder what 'boarding' looks like? This is it. When you can hear the head hit the wall, that's a bad sign. Enstrom does skate off on his own, however.