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Want to talk Wild hockey? Come to Star Tribune booth Friday

UPDATED WITH WEDNESDAY ADDITIONAL APPEARANCE:

Attention Wild fans:

Have any questions about the Wild or NHL this upcoming season or simply want to talk hockey? I'll be making my annual appearance at the Star Tribune booth's back porch at the State Fair on Friday at noon.

Come on by and hang out.

Also, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher will be doing a live Q and A with me at the Star Tribune booth next Wednesday at 2 p.m. If you want to hear from Fletcher and also have the opportunity to ask him questions, come on by the booth that afternoon.

I'll also be on KFAN from its booth with Dan Barreiro at some point Thursday afternoon and with Paul Allen on Friday at 11 a.m., so tune in or stop by.

Also, if you've missed any of my podcasts with Jim Souhan, there has been lots of Wild chatter and much fun stuff. They are archived at malepatternpodcasts.com

Things will be ramping up soon as training camp quickly approaches Sept. 17.

If you missed the latest Darryl Sydor article, that can be read here.

Also, I wanted to send my condolences to former Wild defenseman Jon Blum and his family for the loss of his mother. He made the announcement on his Twitter account here. In March 2014, I did a pretty emotional profile on Blum. In the article here, he talked about the loss of his twin sister and his mom's battle with cancer when he was younger.

Blum recently signed to play in Russia. Best of luck to him.

Brett Bulmer re-signed to one-year deal

The Wild re-signed its last remaining restricted free agent Sunday by inking minor-league winger Brett Bulmer to a one-year, two-way contract. Bulmer, a 2010 second-round pick, scored a disappointing four goals and 12 assists in 53 games with the Iowa Wild last season.

To say Bulmer has a lot to prove this season is an understatement. He has 20 goals and 44 points in 145 AHL games. Always considered a project, Bulmer's spot on the Wild depth chart has fallen dramatically since getting a nine-game trial run with the Wild before being returned to junior hockey in 2011. He has played five scoreless NHL games in three seasons since and wasn't close to a callup last season.

As I said, all players are signed with training camp beginning Sept. 17.

I'll post a couple podcasts this week on malepatternpodcasts.com with columnist Jim Souhan. Check them out. They have been well received.

I also hope to make my annual State Fair appearance at the Star Tribune back porch with a Wild guest. Stay tuned for information on that.

Camp's a month away!

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Twins at Tampa Bay

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Houston at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    4pm

  • Vikings at Dallas

    6pm on 100.3/1130

  • Houston at Twins

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Houston at Twins

    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Phoenix at Lynx

    6pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Saints at Kansas City

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Indy at Minnesota United FC

    7pm on Ch. 45

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Chicago White Sox at Twins

    12:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

Today's Scoreboard

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  • LA Dodgers

    Cincinnati

     

    - F

    1

    0

  • LA Angels

    Detroit

     

    - F

    2

    0

  • Toronto

    Texas

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Baltimore

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Chicago Cubs

    San Francisco

     

    - F

    1

    9

  • NY Mets

    Philadelphia

    6:05 PM

  • San Diego

    Washington

    6:05 PM

    MLB

  • Pittsburgh

    Miami

    6:10 PM

  • Minnesota

    Tampa Bay

    6:10 PM

    FSN

  • Seattle

    Chicago White Sox

    7:10 PM

  • St. Louis

    Arizona

    8:40 PM

  • Phoenix

    Connecticut

    6:00 PM

No games for MLS