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  1. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    That makes sense, at least it will allow us to run a 4th line vs having to play with 3 lines for an extended time.
  2. B$G 10 Hockey

    Big 10 kind of ruined college hockey for me, I still catch a gophers game now and then but its pretty rare. Barely watch sports in general any more.
  3. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Think I saw somewhere that is Parise missed 10 games he can go on LTIR, between him and Coyle out 8 weeks we should be fine with the cap. Way to take one for the team boys.
  4. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Agreed on Dubs whining, he does it all the time and it just needs to stop. Zucker has been impressive this year too, we just need to heal up now and get our team back. Maybe we can tank early in the season and get hot at the end this year.
  5. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Strange but fun game, injuries to Coyle, Nino and Foligno are sure as heck going to make the next few games interesting. 3 lines?
  6. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Looks like we are off to a slow start this year, lots of new guys, might take some time.
  7. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    I think Suter/Dumba and Spurgie/Brodin is more balanced and I like it but whatever. Hopefully Brodin and Dumba can find some mojo because we really need them to, they could be amazing together if they can figure it out. Dumba just needs to limit some of those mistakes, love him on offence. Suter seems very capable of carrying a partner, not sure Brodin can do that yet.
  8. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Kunin sounded like he had a great camp, no doubt he will see some nhl time this year, good to give him a little seasoning in the AHL too. Who knows maybe he forces his way onto the lineup too. Soucy sounded like he did well too but a little AHL time never hurts.
  9. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Your probably right, haven't been following as close as normal. One day to go!
  10. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Probably tweeked it during training camp, a lot can go wrong with the back but hopefully he figures something out soon, lots of years on that contract. Hey maybe he can go on LTIR and we can get some cap savings, is that even possible? That or someone get him into a yoga studio because whatever he is doing it isn't working.
  11. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Free agency is far from a sure thing, if there are young centers out there (big if) you have to compete with maybe 10 or 20 other teams and pay way over what you should. You have control of nothing and are at the whims of a player everyone is chasing. Same with trades, very easy to swing and miss. By most account we were in on Ryan Johansen with the Preds but Columbus wanted Jones over Brodin and I don't blame them.
  12. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    There is no way Koivu doesn't get more term and $$ in free agency, not a lot more but he gets more. Marleau is trending down and got more money, Hansel got 750 less and is not in the same league as Koivu. I was hoping for something like 4.5 or 5 but what he got at 2 years is very reasonable. He is a lifelong wild, our captain and a great player, we have no immediate replacement, he makes our team better for the next 3 years be it 1/2/3 center. This isn't something to get upset about, scandella trade sure, aging parise sure but that had to be done, not getting a young center sure but that can sometimes be out of our control because it takes two teams to trade. I get it people are bitter about last year but what fan base isn't bitter about this or that?
  13. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Cullen is nowhere near as good and we don't have anyone ready to step into that 1/2 roll yet. Ek might be the guy someday but he is a rookie. On the open market Hansel just got 4.75 and he is nowhere near as good as Koivu either. Its a little high but we need him. Ideally Ek steps up and Koivu is a 2/3 guy by the time this is up. Even at the same age Cullen was putting up 40 points to Mikko's 58 and is not better defensively. Cullen has never had a 50 point season, Koivu with 7 of them.
  14. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Koivu 2 more years at 5.5, love the term, cap is ok too I guess as long as he doesn't fall off a cliff. Was hoping for something a little cheaper but oh well.
  15. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Just think about an older Parise having some fun with 3 pairing d-men, not that he can't still play up but this way we are pleasantly surprised if he has a couple of good seasons left. The last five years of that contract are going to be brutal.