Wilderness Walk: Winter Comes in the Summer

There has been little hockey news after the initial onslaught of free agency, especially regarding the Minnesota Wild, but that just leaves more time for analysis and retrospective. While most major hockey outlets slow down over the summer, many SB Nation blogs continue to write content throughout these hot months, so make sure you check them out as well as Hockey Wilderness if you need a hockey fix.

The lack of news also gives one plenty of time to catch up on shows, and as it happens, Game of Thrones returned last night. In honor of the season premiere, here’s one of my favorite artists’ songs about the show.

“Miracle of Sound” is just the internet handle of Gavin Dunn, who records and mixes almost all of his songs by himself. This one happens to be a collaboration with another musician.

Wild News

Family cleared path for Wild prospect Ivan Lodnia, 17. Now it’s his turn. | Pioneer Press

“Minnesota Wild prospect Ivan Lodnia carries the weight of his entire family on his not-so-broad shoulders.”

Two Players the Wild Wish They Had | The Hockey Writers

Not quite Jim Matheson levels of obvious, but close. Considering all the players the Wild and plenty of other NHL teams missed out on in the draft, this list could’ve been much longer.

Off the Trail

Star Power in the NHL: Which teams have it, and how much does it take to win the cup? | The Hockey News

The Wild’s top three stars won’t surprise most Hockey Wilderness readers, but it’s an interesting article nonetheless.

All Around the Nation

WATCH: Ep. 9 of What You Missed in Women’s Hockey | The Ice Garden

Rink Ink: Q&A with Anya Battaglino | The Ice Garden

Summer Time-Waster: An Introduction to Advanced Stats in Hockey | Pensburgh

Dissecting Nikita Zaitsev’s neutral-zone play | Pension Plan Puppets

Which “five [or] six” Sharks rookies will be in the mix for roster spots? | Fear the Fin

New Coach, New Style: Assessing Rick Tocchet’s Coyotes Blueprint | Five for Howling

William Carrier…

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