HOCKEY IS UPON US!

Hi everyone, sorry for the bit of an absence, I have big news to share for those that haven’t already seen it….I BOUGHT A CAR!!! Yep, I have my very own car in my name and I am paying everything! Man, does it feel nice to finally have my independence again. I don’t have to rely on rides anymore, hopefully for a very long time! I bought a Black 2001 Ford Focus SE for $1750 including the transfer title! Great deal from a great local auto mechanic.

So I’ve been kind of driving everywhere this past week because it feels so amazing to have a car again! I have been doing some body work on the car because there are some minor rust spots that can be buffed out and repainted to prevent/slow down further damage which is normal for cars that old especially in Minnesota. Even newer cars in Minnesota get rust unless you wash them constantly. Yes, it’s hard to believe me doing car work but I intend to keep this car as long as possible and if a little buff work gets a few more years out of it, I’ll do it.

So switching to what my title is, it’s official, hockey season has finally appeared, well preseason, regular is still a couple of weeks away! The Wild will be opening their regular season on October 8th in Colorado against the Avalanche. The home opener for Minnesota will follow two days later on the 10th of October against the Blues. The preseason for the Wild has gone pretty normal, they are currently 2-2 with two games left. In my opinion preseason really doesn’t matter except to the players to get their skating feet back under them even though most of the players have been skating for well over a month already. However, as many of you would say, game situations are different and this is essentially game practice and they get a chance to see some of what the competition may bring to the ice before the season actually kicks off and games start to matter.

College hockey has also already gotten underway with the UND women playing an exhibition game against Manitoba which they took 1-0. Their regular season will start next weekend against Rensselaer in New York. The men have yet to play but they will also face Manitoba in exhibition next weekend. There was some big news to come out of the UND men’s team however, they will face Boston College next year in the College Hockey Showdown out at Madison Square Garden, PRETTY COOL!

The Wild really haven’t made any significant changes to the line-up since last year other than a few players coming and going. So, hopefully that means they will be as good if not better than they were last year! These players should all be pretty used to each other by now so all the Wild fans will get a treat at seeing some familiar faces instead of the constant changing over and over.

Well, being the regular season hasn’t started yet, I’m going to leave this one a little shorter and say thanks for reading!

HOCKEY ROCKS!

SAINT PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 19: Mikko Koivu #9 celebrates with his Minnesota Wild teammates after scoring a game-tying power play goal late in the third period against the St. Louis Blues during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on November 19, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

SAINT PAUL, MN – NOVEMBER 19: Mikko Koivu #9 celebrates with his Minnesota Wild teammates after scoring a game-tying power play goal late in the third period against the St. Louis Blues during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on November 19, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

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