Sure the constant line juggling is a mistake. But I think too it's of less importance with this roster. When we had Granny, Coyle, Nino, Zucker in his prime... then it hurt more.
Staal and Koivu - slow and slower. No matter where you put them that line slows down and suffers. Parise can't do anything with the puck. He just hustles, not playing like a franchise player. So you have the top two lines phucked up no matter what's the combo.
From my observation, we mainly have on this forum fans of 2 professional NHL teams -the Flyers and the Wild. I still would prefer our personal predicting Wild thread here as we had for decades before on a Wild.com link, just to focus our fans exclusively to the team's results instead of wasting/spreading our attention to other teams which are possibly not presenting a lot of interest to the Wild fans. Because we do not know perfectly well the other teams players; lines; goalies and their pote
Right now my optimism is just wanting to see a good full game...Win or lose.
Not just periods.
Can we for at least the next game win 5-2? ...Sure.
I need to see something click in the O and D lines to make me think that score is reasonably reached.
That's where my optimism will grow.
Agree. From my observation, our most changes with the Wild team(especially psychological, mental one) for playing as a team with a real 4 productive lines, happened as soon as Dubnyk left to resolve his unfortunate family problems. As a result , we are capable to win, and our GAA is much better now in comparison to the beginning of the season. It seems team is building gradually a pretty nice chemistry among all their players. It would be a huge mistake, if they will start to think to trade a