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  1. Been watching all the other western conference games - and actually the Oilers a bit... Man, besides the Capital blowout - there has been a lot of hard hitting games... I don't know if I foresee the Wild playing at that level with veteran pillars any time soon... We're talking full-on beast mode - and not the type of charlie-coyle-two-shifts of beast mode either... These teams are laying it all on the line - something the Wild needs to figure out how to do...
  2. ^^ I'd say the tip off to having a lazy overpriced team is paying an ad agency millions to come up with a "we're committed" campaign - and then featuring said players acting committed...
  3. ^^ Somewhat agree... I can honestly say that I have zero care who isn't renewed, who goes to LV, or who gets a new extension... We just don't have that formula for creating another gear when it's needed... Someone wake me when that happens...
  4. Or, they have the option to try other, less lethal, sports...
  5. I honestly don't know if I'd much care if none of our players were restricted from being chosen for vegas... It is what it is - and until we figure out what makes us crap the bed every year come playoff time - I don't think it'd matter who we move... All our "great" players become invisible - so I say "who cares" - we have a mentality issue that seems to corrupt every single player every single year...
  6. For our record setting 106-point season - we went from 3.31 goals per game in the regular season to 1.60 against the Blues in the playoffs... We had the shot advantage, possession advantage, hit advantage - and home ice advantage - and we had a head coach and D coach that considered some of the top coaches in the league... We sh!t the bed in a major way in the playoffs - and this team better focus on why that happened before they start moving all sort of parts around and think it's not going to happen again... I think Rott hit on a very important theme - and I think it helps explain why a "nino" is hot and then disappears... I think BB juggled those lines more than Yeo - and would be very curious what the results would be if lines were chosen and adhered to for 4 weeks at a time - filtering in a new line mate if someone was hurt or ill - but keeping the line intact - and allowing those forwards to focus on working with each other - and learning each others strengths and weaknesses - and adjusting... Rather than not only switching lines every game besides the last line that got goals - but they were also switching people's roles - and then making new line mates guess at how that person would perform in that new role. You pair that with with your boys finally getting lit up by hits and after whistle shoves - and I think our boys were easily frustrated - not to mention too many softies going in on Dubes that now put even more pressure on those forwards to produce and for BB to keep switching up lines... My thought is to either focus on keeping your lines and roles intact - as much as you can - or go out and buy a simulator that randomly shuffles each line every couple games - and take your risk on mixing those kids up almost ever time they step on the ice. I know BB thinks he needs to earn his paycheck and motivate these kids - but what a dramatic change over the last month of their season - even Granny was unnoticeable - and he was the one guy this year that I would game after game thinking "man, he is really talented" - and they all but disappear in the last month and the playoffs - and we had a very healthy team for the most part compared to others...! I guess I'm like everyone else - if I looked at the Wild's book of business this year - I'd say it was very good. So to have this happen in the playoffs - well - someone needs to do a post mortem on this before everyone scrambles to justify their job - because it's going to keep on happening...
  7. I was really hoping that Nino would light it up in the playoffs - him, granny, and zucker I thought would be the ones... I would have never guessed that we'd resort to have a productive line with zucker and pomminville on the same line - but guess you have to try anything... Let's hope we light em up tomorrow afternoon at the X - and start pushing them back in the series... But even if all the stars aligned - the Press looked like a pretty fast and hard hitting team with a goalie on fire...
  8. There is no way you can prove that he internationally hit him - he was skating back to the bench shaken up by the play and probably looking past the ref as the play was coming right towards them... I say bs... The ref didn't seem to have all the injuries he listed in his lawsuit since he continued on with the game - and at 47 - he forecasted that he was going to make $10mm in lost salary...(???). Ah, and here's another gem in his lawsuit: "Henderson seeks general damages of $200,000, special damages to pay for housekeeping, yard work and hospital expenses of $50,000..." Make the ref sit in the box for embellishment...! Maybe soon players will start suing the ref union about missed career ending non calls, etc...
  9. I would have never guessed that they would have pulled last night off - although I think we should have won 2 of the 3 so far... I think there is a 2% chance for us to make it thru this series - man, would it not be interesting if both us and the Hawks played in the next round... I'd take us this year over the Hawks - and would be awesome putting them away... Anyways, good game last night...
  10. I see Haula is out tonight... Wonder who's in - BB wasn't saying...
  11. Will be interesting if we lose tonight - if Suter, BB, etc will still be saying "we needed to stay the course and not deviate from the gameplay"...
  12. What's more interesting is the Hawks were a beat up team and sitting people with 4 or 5 games left to rest them - just to get banged up again as soon as they ran into the Press... The Wild, on the other hand, didn't really have any injuries, yet still crapped the bed... A full 4 line team rolling healthy into the playoffs, for the most part, is hard to swallow when we went from an 11% chance - now down to a 2% chance of getting past this round. It's still frustrating hearing each one of them "we need to stay the course and not change our plan"... That "plan" of yours is going to have you eliminated in 4 games... And yes, it is easier to deal with our situation since the Hawks are also down 3-0, and that's also probably why some fans aren't calling for Fletcher's head or BB...
  13. Was a little frustrated listening to Suter prior to the game where his whole theme was "we're not going to change anything - we just need to stay the course"... Really? You're going to stay the course right out of the first round... In contrast - Yeo said they have a ton of things to work on and change - and each game is dynamic...
  14. $20 says Yeo saw the $10mm slug on the point, 'pomms' and some others out there - and thought "yup, BB is a great coach for that reason, he's doing the same thing as me, SEE...!" And then after they fumble and bumble for the first 1:50 of the PP - Yeo thinks "just give 'em time, that's gonna be one helluva power play line..." Meanwhile any fan that has watched more than 20 games is screaming to get the actual goal scorers out there asap...
  15. Nino had a goal - well, until Zach stopped it...