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Minnesota Wild At Phoenix Coyotes, 2-4-2013, 8:00pm


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#1 MNSOTA

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

I am out of wine, so we shall see how this game goes. Looks like I'll have to go the beer route tonight.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:48 AM

HUNT THE DAMN COYOTES!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:09 AM

The company owner from Arizona is here all week.

Too bad he probably doesn't even know what a hockey puck looks like otherwise I'd give him a rash of trash goading him with Wild possibilities!

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MN is 4-1 at home and Phoenix is 0-2 on the road.

Sorry, I hope I'm wrong but I'm picking MN to choke and for Phoenix to pull off their first away game victory.

Phoenix 4 Wild 2

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Sure do want the Wild to win 6-1 though. In my mind that's where this team can be (and should be) but I just don't see it yet. I believe they have the ability but I also know they're all over the place playing with confusion and disarray. And they loose their legs barely halfway through the second period.

We still need better conditioning and consistency.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

The company owner from Arizona is here all week.

Too bad he probably doesn't even know what a hockey puck looks like otherwise I'd give him a rash of trash goading him with Wild possibilities!

sigh

MN is 4-1 at home and Phoenix is 0-2 on the road.

Sorry, I hope I'm wrong but I'm picking MN to choke and for Phoenix to pull off their first away game victory.

Phoenix 4 Wild 2

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Sure do want the Wild to win 6-1 though. In my mind that's where this team can be (and should be) but I just don't see it yet. I believe they have the ability but I also know they're all over the place playing with confusion and disarray. And they loose their legs barely halfway through the second period.

We still need better conditioning and consistency.


Yea, the Wild have looked winded far too often. While having a compressed schedule makes it difficult to practice and thus condition a lot; this team should be in better shape at this point than it seems to be currently. Its tough to finish games successfully when you're starting to fade badly in the 3rd period.

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#5 LemaireisGOD

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:05 AM

bump

"Why mess around with PT boats when you can have a Destroyer?" Al Strachan when talking about trade for Georges Laraque

 


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

It'll be very interesting to see how the Wild play after the line changes. Will there be more scoring from the other lines and will the first line come back if the opponent needs to start paying attention to Wild's other lines too.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Yea, the Wild have looked winded far too often. While having a compressed schedule makes it difficult to practice and thus condition a lot; this team should be in better shape at this point than it seems to be currently. Its tough to finish games successfully when you're starting to fade badly in the 3rd period.

If they are looking winded playing in Anaheim, just wait until they get to Denver. :unsure:

Maybe the Wild need to take a look at their conditioning program. They have the strength, but not the stamina. Might need to be overhauled. :huh:

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

Coyle in, Powe out, Konopka centering Granlund and Setoguchi according to Russo. Yeo sure shoke up things! Why he didn't shake up the 1st line as well is beyond me.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Coyle in, Powe out, Konopka centering Granlund and Setoguchi according to Russo. Yeo sure shoke up things! Why he didn't shake up the 1st line as well is beyond me.


Right, because we have a plethora of first line talent...
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Right, because we have a plethora of first line talent...


Do you actually watch the games? Against the Ducks we had no 1st line, it was a mess. Konopka had more shots than Parise or Heatley. There is zero reason for that line to be untouchable! All Heatley has left is a good shot and a big body. That line needs speed and/or a player with drive and passion. Even Ovechkin has already got demoted for his lack of effort this season.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Do I watch the games? Muahahaha. I think you're better off asking yourself if you think before you post.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

Change of subject I see. I take that as you enjoyed our 1st line's performance against the Ducks? Really sad if you did.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

Who says I enjoyed their performance? Do you think placing PMB or a struggling Baby Cookie on the first line would change things drastically? If you think so, I'm more concerned with your mental faculties. It's one thing to mess around with lines 2-4, but this team has always been anemic when it comes to offense. Messing with our first line, even one that faced some struggles in an all around poor game, is crazy talk.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Who says I enjoyed their performance? Do you think placing PMB or a struggling Baby Cookie on the first line would change things drastically? If you think so, I'm more concerned with your mental faculties. It's one thing to mess around with lines 2-4, but this team has always been anemic when it comes to offense. Messing with our first line, even one that faced some struggles in an all around poor game, is crazy talk.


No it's not.

Adam Oates knows more about hockey than you ever will. He shuffled the lines and put Ovechkin play with guys like Joey Crabb. I watched the Caps vs. Penguins. Though they lost Ovechkin made his presence felt. Yeo could try the same with Heatley.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Who says I enjoyed their performance? Do you think placing PMB or a struggling Baby Cookie on the first line would change things drastically? If you think so, I'm more concerned with your mental faculties. It's one thing to mess around with lines 2-4, but this team has always been anemic when it comes to offense. Messing with our first line, even one that faced some struggles in an all around poor game, is crazy talk.


No it's not.

Adam Oates knows more about hockey than you ever will. He shuffled the lines and put Ovechkin play with guys like Joey Crabb. I watched the Caps vs. Penguins. Though they lost Ovechkin made his presence felt. Yeo could try the same with Heatley.

"Give the 'A' to Cooke. Then we can legitimately call him the Azzhole."

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

The way they've been playing, this might be the Wild's best chance at their first away win--MIGHT be. We'll have to see. I'm not feeling very comfortable prognosticating when they've just done a trade. I think this whole "message" sending that Russo keeps tweeting about can either light a fire under the boys or completely throw them off (even further?) their games. Although--since I'm not a sports psych--I'm mostly guessing. Either way, I'll be watching--Woodchuck in hand--and hoping for the best.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Normally I would cheer for the non-divisional rival, but the Coyotes are a bunch of cheapshots and whiners. After our last game against them, I have no respect for them anymore.

Take care of business, Wild. And we'll try to do the same with the Canucks.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

I suppose the ice was soft in Anaheim. Not that it's an excuse because as LiG pointed out it's a trend. Could be why it stood out so much there.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

The only thing I may consider doing with the top line at this point and with our current roster is, throw Setoguchi up on the 1st line with Parise and Koivu and hope that gets him going. If he still cant produce I dont know what the Wild can do with him then!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Normally I would cheer for the non-divisional rival, but the Coyotes are a bunch of cheapshots and whiners. After our last game against them, I have no respect for them anymore.

Take care of business, Wild. And we'll try to do the same with the Canucks.


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