A Wild Summer: Offseason 2008
[Ed. note: Part 2008-09 primer, part flashback, "As the Wild turns" is taking a look back at all the news, features, video and audio we have compiled during the offseason. Enjoy, as we did, glancing at the rearview mirror at one of the more compelling summers in Wild history.]
News: Lemaire announces return for 2008-09 season
| May 10
Event: Wild Road Tour - June 9-12
Leading the way with what might be our most complex animated image in Wild.com history, we followed with three days of blogs, images, video, audio and assorted updates from the road. Wild photographer Bruce Kluckhohn also shot the event's grand finale, the Summer Bash, at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
Event: 2008 NHL Entry Draft | June 20-21 | Ottawa
From the "Wild enters Draft optimistically" (http://wild.nhl.com/team/app?bcid=366081&page=NewsPage&service=page) and "Round 1 Blog" features, to on-the-scene reporting and on-site features on the organization's draftees, we had the event covered.
Development Camp Home | July 8-14 | Xcel Energy Center
Seven original features, six WildTV segments and five PONDcasts
News: Wild announces 2008-09 schedule
| July 17
Feature: Foster's recovery full of tedium, achievement
- June 6
Skinny: Wild.com caught up with the big defenseman in the early stages of his ambulted recovery, on a day he set a personal record for flexibilty while being semi-tortured by trainer Don Fuller.
Bomber's home show
Xcel Energy Center renovations