It's all about sweaters and scarves baby! Wearing a scarf with a sweater isn't chill or a cool fashion statement, it's sissy!
OMG! O-M-G (Oh My God!) Valley girl moment... Drama laced man fluff might as well be in drag!
Didja see NIno at the Vike's playoff game last year? He scored ticks from some player (probably Koivu) and he gots to have given him doz ticks with restrictions on 'em. Wear a scarf! He might have added a man purse as a bonus. Good lord, it just dawned on me, eve
I would agree again...he has ZERO jump in his skates. His stride is slow, lumbering and often looks labored. As far as I know, he's healthy and healed. I think he's a pretty comfortable player with little pressure to perform up to expectations...
I've been saying similar things for many years regarding how the Wild handle newer players. Where we differ is when younger players start moving forward too fast the team displaces them. They can get as many assists as they want, but once they start scoring too often line changes are imminent. Typically those line changes are to spur someone else, but what team in this day and age break up lines proven to rack up 4-7 points in one game, half a dozen more in the next 2-4 games, then they blow it
See, I think this is what people are losing sight of. Were there any other teams willing to take on a $5M/year player that was mired in a season long slump? If so, what were they offering? Was Rask the best offer? Was Rask the only offer?
Fans want "fair value" for Nino, but what exactly is "fair value"? Reminds me of when I used to collect baseball cards. People would claim a certain rookie card was worth hundreds of dollars. But it's only true value was what som
But the league will recognize Nino is the 3rd former Wild player (He, Haula & Tuch) to do better after leaving the Wild.
What will a $5 million player get them?
Koivu $5 million this year ($6 million last year)
44 games, 7 goals, 21 assists, 28 points, 818 TOI
49 games, 11 goals, 14 assists, 25 points, 722 TOI