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  1. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    In a strange way we have been very consistent all year, no really big hot or cold streaks which is very unusual for us and maybe a good thing. After the slow start and injuries we have been just as good as Winnepeg and close to Nashville before they went on their insane hot streak. I kind of have a better feeling about this year than last year when we ended the year trying to get out of a slump.
  2. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    They should be well rested.
  3. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Standings are shaking out nice, right now it looks like Calgary is done along with Dallas and the Blues on the outside looking in. We have a nice 6 point cushion on Dallas so stay ahead of them and the Blues and we are in. We also play Dallas twice so even splitting would be fine.
  4. Lucia Steps down as Gophers Head Coach.

    Yep it was time, he had a nice run but time to give someone else the reigns.
  5. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Yep nice to win a couple on the road, nice 5 point cushion on the Stars and Kings who are fighting for that last playoff spot. Still need to keep getting points and we should be fine even with an average record.
  6. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Spurgie out minimum of 4 weeks with a partial hamstring tear, sort of good news but still terrible news. We have that murphy kid who looked ok with brogan earlier this year. Lets hope he and the others are up for the challenge.
  7. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Wow the avs just own us this season, getting a taste of what it felt like to kick their butts all those years. Thankfully we are done with them for the season. Spurgeon going down with what looked like a serious injury could hurt us bad the rest of the way. We still have some depth back there but we will need a lot of Seeler, Olofson & Prosser the rest of the way. Hopefully Zucker is ok too, man what a train wreck of a game, Dubs looked terrible as well.
  8. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Agree with this, we have always seemed to up our games a bit so that is good news. Less fun to look good against some of the lesser teams and find a way to lose.
  9. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Yep not worried either, even going just under .500 puts us at 97 points and that is almost always a lock to make the playoffs. Obviously we don't want to limp into the post season like that but like we saw last year, once you are in nothing else matters. Still a good test to end the season, 3 back to back and the Avs and Yotes have owned us recently. Still I see signs of us heating up at the right time of year, Parise and Koivu have been producing, Nino has looked better the last couple of games and Coyle is starting to put up points here and there. To have any chance to make a run we need everyone to contribute, no passengers.
  10. Seattle Hockey

    Wow nice job Seattle, will be nice to have a balanced 32 team league but man I hate the thought of having to lose another quality player to expansion.
  11. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    I think we are saving a million on the pommer contract by paying ennis that much. Looking at their production it is money well saved. Pommers started red hot too and then has kind of vanished. After we dropped those games to Arizona and the Avs again it looks like we shouldn't have to worry about getting too hot too soon. Still its nice to see Stall, Granny & Zucker do their thing. Defense putting up some really nice numbers as well, a little life out of Koivu and Parise lately. Will need everyone firing on full blast by the end of the year so hopefully Coyle and Nino can start to contribute a little more by then. Pretty brutal schedule to end the year so we will know a lot more about this team soon enough, that stretch should tell us if we are legit or just another speed bumb for a better team.
  12. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Yep, need more from several other guys. Hopefully they are saving their best for the. I also saw we lead the league in point by defensemen so they are clearly carrying the rest of the load while our other forwards figure it out.
  13. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Well that was fun, Stall Granlund Zucker 26 points in 3 games together, that is kind of insane. So this is what it feels like to have a stud first line center and some amazing wingers to go with him.
  14. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Wild are 17-5-4 since Christmas, that is kind of elite right there, keep it rolling.
  15. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Wouldn't have minded Maroon for a 3rd to replace Ennis but what do ya do. Jets look scary too, funny to see the blues selling but when you lose 6 in a row at a critical time of year I guess that happens.