Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh: Conference III Camp Report, 15 September 2013

by J.R.

hmhf45aAs camps continue in Conference III, we’ll do a daily check-in on what’s happening across The Heptarchy. Most of the time, frankly, this is going to be by Twitter search or maybe Google if we are feeling especially inspired. Sometimes the Nashville report may be done in person. We’ll see if our buddy Gord Stinkhole wants to check in from Winnipeg. And if any of y’all have any insights from a camp visit, fire ‘em to conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com. We’ll totally rip off your content.

Chicago

The Hawks had a scrimmage today and that Finnish kid looks pretty darn good:

Also, somebody put kerosene in Duncan Keith’s Frosted Flakes:

Colorado

Well, Thraxy, it’s Roy — what did you expect?

The Burgundy/White game went off without a hitch and one observer has positive feelings:

Dallas

So who was the big Star (sorry) tonight against St. Louis?

Super! And look at this top notch defense corps he’ll be in front of:

Surprising this group gave up five actual goals to the Blues in a 6-5 shootout loss.

Minnesota

Wild had a scrimmage today and check it out, Dany Heatley really has changed:

It is such a shock that this group of five would be successful against camp scrubs:

Meanwhile, Russo with the important news:

And another pre-season tradition: talking yourself into Matt Cooke.

Let’s see what Hibbing Daily Tribune sports editor Gary Giombetti has to say.

Gary?

Of course, we were eliminated in five games by Chicago, but the experience never hurts.

This year, the organization is expecting bigger and better things and why not.

The Wild got rid of some baggage over the offseason, and added some decent parts to the team.

Their expectations should be soaring as they head into the 2013-14 season.

Hopefully, Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle have more productive seasons. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter will have to step up more, along with Mikko Koivu.

The defensemen, with Jonas Brodeen and now Keith Ballard, should be a lot better.

I’m still hesitant on the goaltending. I still don’t think Niklas Backstrom is elite enough to win a Stanley Cup. Josh Harding is legitimate, but can he hold up with his health issues?

I hope there’s somebody else in the system to take over.

Other than that, I looking forward to the NHL season. The first preseason game is Tuesday or Wednesday.

Nashville

Nashville: it looks like the nightmare of “Mike Fisher: First Line Center” is over:

But I’m not so sure I’d go this far:

It’s certainly a first line.

Meanwhile, in Rich Clune News:

“We’re going to [expletive] run other teams out of our building,” Clune said on Saturday with a (slightly) maniacal grin on his face. “We’re going to be a pack of wild dogs.”

St. Louis

Man, last year the Blues had that great goaltending tandem.

Sure, other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

Hey guys, I found the weirdest thing on the internet:

She must be from out of town.

Winnipeg

Matt Halischuk DON’T WANT YOUR LIFE

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Hali had the only goal for the Jets in a 3-1 loss to the Sens.

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