With that, let's move on to the NEXT Minnesota thing today: A great song by a great Minnesota band:
Wild Contract Talks With Darcy Kuemper At Impasse | Gone Puck Wild
Take a deep breath... and try not to panic.
Watch Every Jonas Brodin Goal from the 2013-14 Season | Gone Puck Wild
Time to feel good!
The Team of 18,001: Offseason Meanderings: Part II
News rundown by Giles, features a SWEET alternate NHL 15 cover with Haula (though number 35 is pretty great also).
The Minnesota Wild Face a Tough Choice in Goal | The Hockey Writers
GREAT rundown of how to figure out the goalie fiasco facing the Wild.
From the Frozen Pond
Minnesota Model Camp Report | SB Nation College Hockey
Come read about possible NHL or MSHSL stars of the future!
Justin Holl signs with Ice Hogs | ice hogs.com
Former Gopher Justin Holl has signed with the Ice Hogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.
On Tap (Draft News)
Connor McDavid eager to get draft-eligible season underway | NHL
Connor McDavid looks forward to this coming season.
Off the Trail
NHL hate maps reveal everybody's hatred for the Boston Bruins | SBNation.com
Everybody hates the Bruins. We knew this, but it's nice to see it on a map.
Swedish hockey team continues historic LGBT campaign with music video | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Continuation of the coverage of the Swedish hockey team.
How much did Gary Bettman make during lockout season? About $8.8 million | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I can't decide whether to be upset about this or not. For all that he does that I don't like... he's not done a terrible job of keeping the league strong, fiscally speaking.
What We Learned: Why PK Subban is perhaps too selfless | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It is indeed unheard of for someone to take a pay cut to play where they like to play.
Everything is awesome about Frederik Andersen’s LEGO Ducks mask (Photos) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Not my favorite goalie mask, but not bad either.
Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: St. Louis Blues Edition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Also good... worth watching for the misery of others. Schadenfreude, and all that.
Under Pressure: Brad Richards | ProHockeyTalk
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the King's Landing... (or Chicago).
NHL Network™ Fan Vote | NHL Network
The Wild aren't in this one, but the #AvNots are... SO GO VOTE. #AnyoneButThem