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  1. They...are sometimes 100% right. He's tired of people dumping on an oft-injured defenseman who makes too much money? Ok. That's Guerin's choice. Doesn't mean we have to accept it or like it. And I don't think he would care if we do or we don't. Kudos to Barriero for not just giving him softball questions like another far bigger KFAN personality would. Kudos to Guerin for being relatively honest in that interview and saying what he felt. I may not have liked what he had to say but I appreciate him sharing what he did.
  2. However its also pretty strange to say he's a fantastic coach but we just needed a new voice when he got your team to the Eastern Conference finals multiple times when they probably had no reason to be there given the talent on the team, especially after the Tavares departure.
  3. Or Evason just let the kids play. Our attack was a little bit different depending on the line. They managed to earn wins in games they probably didn't deserve to win. He probably figured why not see if they can do it again. Either way, they didn't have an answer and they bulked up to try to prevent Brayden Schenn-type of situations. Is it a test or is it just post #11 / #20 purgatory?
  4. 2022 NHL Central Scouting Movement Tracker I've done this before, but I take the NHL Central Scouting list and I try to color code it so you can see who moved up and who moved down from their mid-term rankings. I have links for every single player on the list. Draft isn't until July 7-8th. Enjoy...
  5. Meh. Fleury didn't cost much at all. But it doesn't mean I want to see them bring him back. I don't see what he adds over Talbot. Kahkonen wasn't bad and the Wild spent the time and effort to develop him. We've traded away a small bunch of goaltenders who have had reasonable NHL careers after we took the time to develop them. Khudobin, Kuemper, Kahkonen. Do we have a spot for Middleton to say nothing of cap space? Even if Fiala didn't really want to stay in Minnesota, we're still going to miss that offense. We certainly missed it in the playoffs. Yes and I r
  6. Why sign Bjugstad? I really hope it isn't the 'one of us' argument. He doesn't bring up much to the table and it closes off a spot that could potentially be filled by a younger player. Sure he's cheap, but I'd rather give a young player an opportunity than let him hang on for one more season. Middleton is a player I really hope this team doesn't lose and I have a bad feeling Addison might be dealt after being blocked off by veteran players they committed too many years to. I haven't listened to Guerin's interview on Dan Barriero yet, but I heard he got worked up.
  7. I'm just glad he's no longer here. I don't miss him or Parise for a bit. With Trotz being out with the Islanders, and Lamiorello saying he felt the team needed to hear a new voice. Anyone think Zach may be back up to his old tricks and undermining another coach?
  8. (sigh) I don't think Beckman will make it next year. He did not have a great season in Iowa. He certainly learned its a helluva lot tougher to score in the pros than it is in major junior. Rossi will probably make the team because he will be relatively cheap and we'll probably be losing at least one top 6 forward this summer. Next, I would think Calen Addison gets a chance although as it is...the Wild have 3 defenseman already with NMC's in Spurgeon, Brodin and Geezer (Goligoski). We signed Merrill to a multi-year deal and Kulikov is still under contract. My guess is we lo
  9. Blues End the Wild Season in an All Too Familiar Way, a Series Autopsy I do my best to find the cause(s) of death of this latest Minnesota Wild season and what it means moving forward. It is not exactly Murder on the Orient Express, but its a all too predictable shame. Enjoy and discuss...
  10. A character indeed, certainly one of those 'what if' kind of players for the North Stars.
  11. Wild vs. Blues (Game #4) Game Preview Minnesota leads the series 2-1 Minnesota Wild 3.67 Goals For Per Game (8th in the NHL) 2.33 Goals Against Per Game (7th in the NHL) 15.4% Power Play (10th in the NHL) 71.4% Penalty Kill (12th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #97 Kirill Kaprizov ~ 4G 1A = 5pts 2. #14 Joel Eriksson Ek ~ 3G 2A = 5pts 3. #38 Ryan Hartman ~ 0G 4A = 4pts 4. #36 Mats Zuccarello ~ 1G 2A = 3pts 5. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 1G 2A = 3pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #17 Marcus Foligno ~ 14 PIM’s 2.
  12. Game #2: Wild vs. Blues Blues lead series 1-0 Minnesota Wild 0.0 Goals For Per Game (16th in the NHL) 4.00 Goals Against Per Game (13th in the NHL) 0% Power Play (16th in the NHL) 66.7% Penalty Kill (13th in the NHL) Top 5 Scorers: What scoring?!?? Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #17 Marcus Foligno ~ 14 PIM’s 2. #22 Kevin Fiala ~ 6 PIM’s 3. #18 Jordan Greenway ~ 4 PIM’s Top Goaltenders: 1. #33 Cam Talbot N/A 2. #29 Marc-Andre Fleury (0-1) 4.00GAA .871% Vs. St. Louis B
  13. Decent game, although let's be honest...Colorado was without most of their best players. No MacKinnon, no Makar, no Landeskog makes a difference. Still, the team didn't wait and they went out and got the job done. However losing Foligno could be big for their playoff hopes for all of the intangibles he provides. Although as Bill Guerin said on Russo, next man up...so its probably Deslauriers' job now. I have a full game recap an autopsy to the Iowa Wild season and prospect news too! Check it out! Wild Secure Home Ice Advantage with 4-1 Win Over Colorado
  14. Brian Rolston was great for the Minnesota Wild. Arguably the best free agent the team has ever had when you consider bang for the buck. Between him and Eric Staal, the Wild got outstanding value out of both. Both wore #12 too...coincidence?
  15. Kulikov Delivers in 5-4 OT thriller against Nashville Persistence, they just wouldn't be denied. Yes, too many penalties but they didn't get too carried away with the stupid stuff and just kept battling. Fiala continues to play like a superstar. Another thing that I thought really helped and made a difference tonight was faceoffs. We won 59% of them tonight. We were not wasting so much time and energy chasing Nashville around the ice for the puck like we have in previous games. Hopefully Spurgeon's injury isn't too bad and they kept him out for precautionary reas
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