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  1. O you know I am a complete Fletcher hater from my Fletcher hate posts I make but Pominville could have waived his no trade/move clause just for the expansion draft to make sure to protect another asset for this team. Dude is super trash and made Vanek look good. But we now know it was Haula gone so at least it didn't kill us. Losing Tuch might suck though as I got a odd feeling that it will come back to burn us.
  2. Haula is kind of whatever. He was a super flash in the pan player. Tuch though I do have to wonder what will become of him. I have a odd feeling that might burn us.
  3. Now that we have the protected list out who do you think Vegas will go after? I personally see Staal being grabbed. He had a great year, shows he still wants to play and is will to sacrifice in order to win. Basically a guy the Wild need with a attitude like that since it's a very rare site to see from the rest of the core players. I could also see maybe Dumba. He is young but he is full of mistakes that he doesn't seem to be able to learn from. I will say that I hate, hate, hate seeing Pominvilles name on the protected list. I want to know if Fletcher even asked him to waive his clause or if Pominville said he wouldn't. If it's the latter people should boo and scream on Pominville and throw stuff at him. That would be the most selfish thing a player who knows no other team will pick him up could do to a team that he won't be with soon enough.
  4. Welcome to the club. I will say over and over, Scotty Bowman couldn't coach this core to a cup. The desire to play and fight for a cup disappears from this team. Staal was one of the few out there fighting for it. He wants another one. As much as I like Suter he disappears along with Pominville, Koivu and basically Parise. The guys that should be leading this team and throwing their bodies into everything and making the sacrifice but instead they turn away from it and hope one of the young guys will do the sacrificing. They should be ashamed! Also, I worry just like you about Stevens leaving. I do believe it was due to family and nothing else but he was really helping the defense out. It bums me out as I was hoping to get a picture with Stevens who I grew up watching and wanting to be like. Man, he was a monster!!!
  5. Hard to say what will happen with BB on the Wild. Yes his past record isn't the best when it comes to playoffs but then again that Caps team still can't do it. For the Wild though I am now convinced that even the might Scotty Bowman couldn't coach this team to a cup. There is some very, very wrong with the core players on the Wild. Come playoff times the core seem to disappear and have zero interest in playing. I more convinced that the Wilds problems start with Fletcher who protects this core of players no matter what. I hated Yeo, still dislike him and don't think he will win a Cup as a Head Coach, but I feel bad for him cause I am sure this core did a varsity blues moment on him except the Wild did it cause they didn't like to do work or listen to a person to try and get them together as one.
  6. The way Parise is going I wouldn't be surprised in 2 years he is retired. His body isn't holding up at all. He can't play the style that makes him a pretty good player.
  7. Honestly when we would enforce our game to the Blues, basically game 4 and towards the end of game 5, the Blues were scrambling and having lots of issues. Allen leaves big rebounds but the Wild decided to play a Yeo style and have 3 guys camped out on the blue line and one behind the net and one on the boards so we never punished him for it. Nashville is going to make it a very long series as they crash the net hard with their big guys and push the Blues around with easy. The confidence Nashville has right now is probably bigger then all the rest of the teams.
  8. 1. GM- Fletcher is a players GM before a Team GM. In other words he cares more about the players thinking of him then what is good for the team. He reminds me of the kid that wasn't popular but now is the boss to everybody but wants to be "cool" so he does what the individuals want instead of what is good for the company. His drafting sucks. How many years has he had and still doesn't have a elite top line player either by draft or pickup/trade. Face the facts, none of our players would be on the other teams top lines unless a injury happened and they got bumped up. He gives retarded contracts out that hurt the team down the road. He has had, what, 8 years now to show he can put a team together that can run deep and just gets trashed in the playoffs. The guy doesn't know what he is doing. Most of his trades result in lost draft picks for rentals players who disappear out of the NHL after being with us. Fletcher has put together many teams for the Wild and everyone ends in horrible bounce out of the playoffs. HE NEEDS TO GO NOW!!!!!! Fans should start not going untell he gets fired! 2.Our hot players disappeared- Everyone of the guys that was doing so well became a shadow in the dark during the playoffs. Parise actually came alive the first 3 games of the playoffs when he was pretty quiet all regular season. 3. Being a small team- I am not saying lets get four lines of giants who do nothing but smash but we are pretty undersized. Our defense look like a bunch of peewees standing out there by the rest of the NHL players. We can't move people around and they do what ever dirty and cheap stuff they want to Dubs cause they know there is going to be no big guys there to smash them around if need to be. 4. We stopped playing out game- The first three games we reverted back to a Yeo style game. Dump and chase with one guy. Have at least 3 guys sitting on or close to the blue line when we are in the offensive zone. Have 3 of the wingers behind the net instead of spreading out or crashing the net. I mean I literally thought that Yeo came over to the Wild bench and started coaching them. I couldn't believe what was going on and how it wasn't changed. I like Bruce but after game 1 that should have been nipped in the butt and told the players who keep playing like that will be sitting. 5. No elite scorer- That is a huge hole the Wild have to fill. I know Fletcher didn't do his research very well and was probably thinking Parise was a Kane or Crosby style player. He isn't and never was. He was a guy who would camp in front of the net and make it a nightmare for other teams but now his body doesn't hold up to that style of hockey. We need a elite guy who can take the team on his shoulders and win it. 6. Line shuffling- It drives me nuts as guys never get a chance to develop any chemistry with other guys. I swear, just like passing, the Wild must double the amount of line shuffling then any other team. There is never a game where I go this group is going to be together. And even if they start together more then likely by halfway through the first period they are on a line with completely different guys. At first I was thinking it was the coaches but I wonder if Fletcher has it in their contracts that they are forced to do so many line shuffles a year. I just think every part of the game Fletcher is somehow pulling a string. 7. Last but not least is goaltending- I know people will hate hearing this but Dubnyk is a slight above average goalie. He is not the guy that will win you a cup unless your team averages 5 goals a night. Yes he had a career year but if you look at his history you know it was a fluke. He went back to his average of 1 to 2 soft goals in a night. Goals that no NHL goalie should let in but he does anyways. This playoff lost wasn't completely on Dubs. The weak goal in sucks and you can see it eat away at the teams confidence. I was hoping we would keep running Stalock just to see. We need to get very solid goaltending in that doesn't wavier at the end of the year. All in all, all of the mess still falls back on Fletcher. It's time he goes. We need a team GM that puts the good of the team in front of all players. Fletcher puts the good of the player ahead of the good of the team. We see the mess it causes year after year. With Fletcher leading this team we will never win a cup. I will also add that there is no positive to the season. Who cares if you got a new franchise record in points and a winning streak when you go into the playoffs and get wrecked by a team that both it's fans and players admit beat the better team. We need to stop this participation trophy mindset chit! No, Wild players, coaches and Fletcher you do not get a pat on the back. You blew it!!! The season means jackchit if you can't even get 2 wins in the first round against a vastly worst team!!!! Everyone of those players should be embarrassed but Fletcher was probably giving them hugs and tucking them in to bed telling them he was very proud of them for lacing up and even stepping out on the ice.
  9. I want to thank you and everybody else who has done a post game write. They are better then any of the media new write ups and enjoy them! I am going to miss them until next year. It was bittersweet to finally see some fight but it sucks that it happened now then instead of game one. I got to say that as soon as Staal got hurt I was like there goes any type of wind in our sails. That really sucked and was wondering how the Wild would respond. They didn't go down without a fight at least. A error pass by Dubs and bad board play is what killed us. In the end it's probably for the best. After seeing how Preds played I think they would have swept us maybe with all four games being a shut out. I think they take the Blues in 4 games with another 2 shutouts. The Blues are not built to score and Nashville is built to be the big bullies and score.
  10. I hope he wins it too. Wideman is a POS and that was completely on purpose. His excuse is complete bullchit!!!! And this is coming from a guy that thinks a lot of the refs are horsechit!
  11. Got to say that half of my hockey prays are answered. If the Wild lose and go out of the playoffs I want Chicago and Pittsburgh out of it too. Tired of seeing those two teams go deep. Lol we got a Chicago boy here at my work and he just looks at us and shakes his head. He said the abuse he is going to suffer is more then enough.
  12. Thank the hockey gods there was no sweep!!! I am so happy and excited to see the Wild start to get back to playing their game and show some guts! They need to forecheck hard and crash the net and good things will happen. The Blues are a Yeo team meaning that they need to score the first and maybe even second goal and hold on to dear life to try to maintain the one goal lead. If a team scores two plus goals on them they are done. Listening to the Yeo presser after the game you could hear the defeat in his voice. He was really down in the dumps talking. At times it sounded like he just lost the series. He knew he got exposed that game and is realizing that if the Wild score first his team probably isn't going to win. Please Wild, continue doing what you did yesterday. And please start scoring on the PP and breakaways! You need to bury the Blues and Allen and you can watch everything fall apart for the Blues. Come on guys lets do it!!! I would also like to thank Randy Marsh for showing the Wild not to give up until you hear the bell!
  13. As long as the eye of the tiger is blasting we can do it!
  14. I am sure it's Schroeder. I mean who else would we replace a center with?
  15. Lol then I will say great minds think a like!!! Lol I posted this to the Vikings last season when we played Green Bay for the last time.