This team has been staying just a float for a few years now by having to bail water out like crazy. The hole just finally got to big for them to do it. The error on the franchise is not trying to build around 11,20 and 9 but after finding out that building around them wasn't working that they continued to try and do it well not developing the youth. They could have been good guys to have around well developing the youth as long as it's not only explained to those three but shown that they are no
The Jets didn't have to take it up a notch. The Wild were pretty much done when Suter busted his leg at the end of the season and then were totally done when Parise broke his sternum during the series. Sad thing is none of the players stepped up to fill the void left by those two. Shows how little depth the Wild had/have.
The Dubnyk thing worked because the Wild finally had a solid goal tender. It allowed the rest of the team to concentrate on being offensive minded rather than alway
Ever get invited to a tot-starred Nutcracker ballet performance, having endured two hours and then come to find it's not over, just an intermission.....? No? Well that's what watching the Wild is right now. Lord knows they are trying, but this show is over...………..
I think the X has become morgue like because most Minnesota fans recognize good / bad hockey when they see it.
It has become a viscous circle, players afraid to make a mistake, fans waiting for a good play.
No one wins.
But it should be on the players to step up.
Yes, that's the problem with a lot of teams. Instead of building around certain players they should be looking to improve each roster spot where possible each year via by bringing in youth, and experience, not by just vets who think they can win it all with. Fenton did do a better job of that this year. The league is getting younger and younger as the game is getting faster and more skilled.
At some point 11 and 20 will be stashed away on the IR replaced with young talent before t