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  1. I can't help but think Pom's numbers were pushed because they needed to keep him marketable knowing they were going to try and get him off to another team... I dunno - I guess I think differently - where if I were getting the $'s that Parise and Suter are getting - I'd want to show that I was a leader and would want others to talk about me and that I am really contributing... Anyways...
  2. He was on for about a half hour this morning. I might have missed the beginning - but a couple things: 1.) He spent quite a bit of time talking about Kunin and Ek - even calling Ek a stud... 2.) He thought Granny doesn't get enough credit - and thought he was one of the best players he's ever coached... 3.) He only brought up Mikko when the person asked him how to bottle that connection Mikko/Granny had at the beginning of last season... 4.) I didn't hear a word about Suter or Parise 5.) He felt really confident in Cullen - and talked very specifically about his face-off win %. 6.) He talked very highly of Stallock as well - that kind of surprised me. At $900k or whatever - suppose you have to - but he was saying how he expected him to play about 25 games 7.) Lastly, he talked about how the White House cancelled a golf outing where he was supposed to be playing with Trump - said maybe this next summer hurricanes won't ruin things... Overall, seemed like a pretty decent guy - but was a little surprised that the leaders of this team were not really mentioned... Most of that interview was Zucker, Granny, Ek, Kunin, and Cullen... Funny that nobody brings up the impact of their Captain in all this and how the team leadership is being handled - my guess is there really isn't any... At least not from Mikko anyways...
  3. Although a bit concerned that Pomm's numbers were better than the two newbs combined - I'm hoping things can gel with this team... Will be interesting playing the blues with prosser, etc... Will be interesting watching scandella and see how he does as well... I think we have a really good team - with aging parise and mikko - but if the youngin's can gel - could be a crazy good team... Will be interesting to see if they can produce - and I think granny and zucker are gonna need to step it way up... Let me take that back - a lot of our boys need to step up and show these aging boys how it's done...
  4. I had zero issues with Russo - seemed to be one of the few with logic... Good for him... Have any of you seen Rupp on commentary as an analyst...? Each time I watch him I think of Boooooogie - but, he's pretty good and is willing to talk about topics that are not popular with a player - unlike panties and his side kick... Come on MN - get some awesome announcers and analysts that can be critical... Wes has come into his own - originally horrible - but now not so bad in front of the cameras and willing to say it as it is, with a tinge of bias...
  5. I remember watching Zucker and Granny a good chunks of last year and thinking they were incredibly exciting to watch... Then it is like everyone hit a wall... Whatever that was is what BB and the coaches get paid a boatload to figure out - my bet is someone got hurt and lines started to shift - but, even the one line they tried not to mess with - was just horrible - which then caused him to start trying new bodies with that line too... I don't care about any of that per say - that's BB's job to figure out why that happened... The Wild need to do the opposite - and come out struggling - and play lights out down the stretch - that is not somethings they've ever been good at... Personally, I'd like them to slap Staal with the C and Nino with the only A... I think Nino is our hardest, most consistent player - and would like to flip the script on our so-called "veterans"...
  6. Glad to see Matt back - was hoping we would have picked him back up last year... Someone brought up Vanek... Just saw an article on him regarding winning his lawsuit against some real estate investor - he'll probably never see it - but was awarded $6mm... You have to have a little jing sitting around if you don't realize your real estate guy dipped into your account for that much...
  7. ^^ Whoa... Too bad they didn't track "tap the puck up the boards and turn for your life and try not getting hit" - Brodin would have that in spades - Sutter would be a close second... But, what can I say, I play in fricken beer leagues... Personally, I think Nino is deserving of wearing the A this season...
  8. I don't think he's a puss - but do know that every since he got rocked the other year - he's been more passive and does anything to avoid getting hit...
  9. Ok, now that was funny... Lifted from the article: "Pominville is a versatile two-way forward who can play in all situations." Yup, he sure can, and chew up a crap-ton of minutes doing little... Always find it interesting watching the trade articles - where each person is so positively reflected since one team probably has little idea why the other wants to ship them off... Although I am always frustrated by our guys checking out each and every year, especially during the so-called "easy games" - all I can hope is they put an exciting team on the ice - and make me feel as if they are trying to correct past issues... Pomms needed to go - anywhere will be better than here - he probably knew that... Now he has a few years to consume minutes on their team - and let them b!tch about it... Things aren't done yet - but is this a year where we don't have an overpriced slug irritating everyone (Mikko gets a pass since he did pretty good last year - and now probably needs to care about his value for trading)...?
  10. Maybe we've saved enough to get Vanek back...? Ennis 2 years left at 4.6M Foligno RFA, made 2.25M Scandella 3 yrs left at 4M Pominville 2 yrs left at 5.6
  11. What's weird is that Granny was on fire for a little over half the year - and then faded pretty hard... Those early games were awesome to watch - every game he was doing incredible passes, etc... Then boom - something happened - and he was almost invisible for a large chuck of those remaining games... Think what numbers he would have had if he even remotely resembled what he was doing the first half of the year... But, I am not holding my breath that he can repeat that - other than the "boom" part...
  12. ^ Here, let me help: https://www.diebytheblade.com/2017/6/30/15903100/buffalo-sabres-trade-marcus-foligno-tyler-ennis-minnesota-wild-jason-pominville-marco-scandella Or, a better article: http://www.startribune.com/wild-to-trade-jason-pominville-and-marco-scandella-to-buffalo/431783793/
  13. ^^ Too bad it didn't come out that they'd throw Pomm in for free... : ) Well, I guess we can always hope that he has an above average season coming up - unfortunately, we all know no matter how bad he is - he willing be sucking major minutes from someone else who could be much more productive...
  14. Still really wish we would have locked Cullen in for a mil... Instead he goes away and wins two cups - oppsie... Classy guy who does some great things for charity, has a ton of drive, and actually speaks english and can communicate with announcers...
  15. Just found it interesting that he's been playing how long - and has been on those meds the entire time - but not it's an issue... (?) I believe let year I heard them talking about him and retirement - just seemed a little too convenient I guess...