But how many Oilers have a Bat Phone directly to the owner? The biggest problem with the Wild is that the owner is a fanboy and is buds with Parise and Suter.
Unless Guerin told him "The only way I'm taking this job is if you stay in your lane and let me do my job of building the team as I see fit..."
I am not sure why this revelation surprises anyone. Some of us had been hinting at the locker room and culture problems of this club for years. It’s very evident in the way they play, how ice time is distributed, overtime groupings and their shift times that a definite pecking order is in place.
#20, #11, #9 and until last week for a short window of time #40 do as they please. They don’t care how poorly the team is doing, they will insist on their multi-course meal even though t
If anyone read Russo's article yesterday with Bill Guerin. Guerin was very surprised to see how close-knit of a group this team has. He said he had heard that wasn't the case before he got here...I wonder if he only really talks to #20, #11 and #9.
Guerin to #20, #11, #9: Hey guys...are you guys close?
Suter: Of course we are Bill!
Guerin (smiling): Ok ok...just asking...sorry.
I don't know JR... while I already said the same thing, I have this deja vu feeling I've heard some newly appointed GMs/HCs blurt out their observations. You know, those upright kind of guys.
Can't off the top of my head name any but I'm sure there have been some. After all, a GM would make himself look like a moron if he's complimenting a team that's trash... like the Wild is now.
So far Guerin's said the Wild might be looking for a center. At the current rate in which t
This is kind of hard to read, but I took a look at ice times for select forwards. If you follow the trend lines, there are a few interesting things. Parise's (Blue) and Eriksson-Ek's (Orange) ice time has more or less been consistent, Staal's (Red) has slowly increased (could be a function of Koivu's (Green) precipitous decline, not that Staal's been playing lights out), Zuccarelo's (Purple) has declined, Kunin's (Lt Blue) has increased, Fiala's (Dk Red) has significantly increased and Greenway'