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  1. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    CM, what is Chi doing with Hossa? If Parise can't go or only can give 75% why not shelf him like Chi did with Hossa and save that cap space.
  2. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    You mean like Chicago is doing with Hossa? Great idea...think of the space that would clear up!
  3. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    A few of observations from last night's game: We played without $20+ Million in salaries and did a point at least. Secondly Suter was a -4, Spurg a -3. We got Cullen on the cheap and still not getting our money's worth IMO. Also...I'm getting a little tired of Dubs whining everytime he lets in a goal. It is gonna be a real circus until they get healthy and then who knows what this team is going to be like, we really have no idea yet IMO but the play of our Vets has not been stellar by any means thus far...except for Stewie who has been out of his head.
  4. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Very good win....but so unfortunate with injuries along with cap space issue...this will get interesting.
  5. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    It is the nature of the game and certianly hurts with him out and Parise probably not running on all cylinders does not help we've got the BHawks up next. How about those young kids over in Toronto...good for them...they've figured it out from the top all the way down.
  6. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    OK..I edited the Title to Reg Season so we did not lose the thread. Wild are definitely a work in progress unfortunately...that Carolina game was a mess although the goals we had other than Koivu's Parise type goal were good skilled goals. Dumba setting up Zucker and him re-directing the pass was awesome, Staal picked his opening perfectly and Stewie made a nice quick move. Now if they would play the "system" like they are supposed to I think they could win a game.
  7. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    That was pathetic...same old $hit.....PP was one can "snipe" a goal....Koivu looked like he was pulling a boat anchor most of the night...and Detroit is in a rebuild mode and not expectd to do much
  8. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Winnik signed with Wild...he will help...especially with Zachs uncertainty.
  9. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    IMO this is not a "recent" thing with Zach's back....this has been on-going for almost a year now and will continue to be an issue unless he changes style or maybe just play on PK so he does not have to park in front of the net to be effective.
  10. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Good stuff but time wiill tell. Not buying the "oh we might lose him as a UFA" what, with that kind of money we could buy just as good and younger to give us more of a future...which we desparately need to be thinking about. Fletch is walking a tightrope and it is going to break IMO.
  11. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Like I stated earlier and others with more knowledge than anyone on here have as well..we should have waited...I also was unaware of the no trade clause which he was able to get without any less $$...pure stupidity...we'll know in 8/9 months how this pans boot straps us from further improving the team with younger talent is my main issue. As far as a captain, lifelong wild...blah blah blah....if he is such a pillar, such a great player, such a leader of the team...where has he taken us? The playoff record speaks for itself....time to dump guys like Koivu at the soonest opportunity who have done all they can or at least decrease their pay in later years not increase them...they took us as far as they could...and we've already got vets like Parise, Suter, Spurgeon, Granlund, Coyle, Brodin locked in on long term deals; give one of them the C to carry us forward.
  12. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Interesting take via Judd Sulgad on the Koivu Signing: Perhaps most galling about all of this is Michael Russo of The Athletic tweets there is a no-move clause in Koivu’s extension. Why on earth would Fletcher agree to include a no-move clause in an aging player’s contract? It’s bad enough when you give a no-move clause to a productive player who suddenly hits the cliff but in Koivu’s case there was no reason to do this. Heck, there was no reason to give him any type of extension in the first place. He also was entering the final season of a seven-year, $47.25 million contract that will pay him $5.4 million in 2017-18. Allowing Koivu to play out that contract made perfect sense. If he had productive 2017-18, he might be brought back but there also was the potential that his money could have been used on a younger, more attractive talent. Koivu is coming off a productive 2016-17 season in part because he was able to move from first- to second-line center playing behind 32-year-old Eric Staal. Koivu had 18 goals and 58 points and was a plus-27 in 80 games, spending much of the season with Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker on his wings. Like many Wild players, Koivu didn’t do much in the Wild’s five-game first-round playoff loss to the Blues. He had one goal, one assist and was a minus-1. All of this set up Koivu with the opportunity to return this season and prove he could remain a productive and durable player. When it came to Koivu’s contract, the Wild finally was in an ideal spot. That is no longer the case. Instead, the Wild has Koivu locked up for three more years and, thus, put themselves right back in the type of salary-cap situation they should be trying to escape.
  13. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    I guess we'll see in 8/9 months if he's worth $6 point is they could have waited and resigned him in the off season for less...he never would have gotten that elsewhere...never...just leaving money on the table that could be spent more wisely elsewhere IMO. Surpirsed he hasn't extended Parise/Suter for another 5 yrs at $9M/yr beyond the 10 he already signed them for
  14. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    I don't like the move at all...why not let him play out the year to see how he holds up? He's not going anywhere at this other team would offer him near that much after this season. $5 Milllion and $6 Million per year are way too much...Cullen is just as good at $1M The roster is looking younger and other than Parise/Suter we should have the overhaul done by 2019...2020 at the latest and I am liking that!
  15. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    He'll be living over at Sunrise watching the games on TV unless he takes an early buyout and quits while he can still function...he's had a great career....but has certainly paid the price for his style. Suter is an opposite his pace and the "soft style" he plays he could stick around till he's 50