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  1. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Hopefully this kid can push Dubs for playing time some day. Stalock is ok but he just won't be more than a decent backup. https://www.nhl.com/wild/news/kahkonen-signs-051618/c-298629632
  2. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Kind of surprised we don't have a new GM yet but maybe they are waiting until teams complete their post seasons to announce it? I hope they at least interview BriseBois out of Tampa, I think I like him the most but guessing Fenton is the pick.
  3. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Our predicament is sports, 31 teams but only one gets to win leaving fans of every other team wanting more.
  4. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Pretty sure he had a wrist injury last year during the end of the season and playoffs and it showed, this year and years past he has looked far more dangerous than the rest of the team. He was our best forward last season and outside of Staal doing his thing this year he was again our best forward. For a team that seems to lack scoring when it counts he is the last guy we need to get rid of.
  5. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Figured you'd like that news bb, not sure I want to get rid of Granlund, he seems to be one of the few on the team to create offence and has always been decent in the playoffs, at least better than most of the others not named Parise. Zucker has some ugly playoff numbers too but we need his speed and 30 goals scorers just don't grow on trees, just hope he can find a way to step up when we need him. We do appear set on D, our group did great on offense but still held their own in the D zone. Really like Seeler, I've probably said that too much but the way he played down the stretch and in the playoffs he could be an elite bottom pair guy, just need someone else to push Prosser to the press box. Foligno is a pretty decent 4th liner, just not at that stupid money we gave him, the 4th line was one of the bright spots in the playoffs. Hopefully Ek can break out a little bit next year, kid has all the tools to be the next Koivu but hopefully with more goal scoring. I'd give Nino another chance too, he was clearly off this year due to injuries and is just about always good for 25 goals when healthy. Agreed on Coyle, love his size and skill but he is just not the sum of his parts but watch us trade him and have him go on a tear. Sounds like Leopold has his eyes on Fenton out of Nashville but lets hope they look everywhere. Should be an interesting off season. One more note, just don't know about Dubs, we have had plenty of time to see what he is and right now he is half amazing and keeping us in games at times and sometimes letting in softies at bad times. Not going to hold game 5 against him, I don't even know what that was. Just not sure we will be able to find/trade someone better short term. It's like many of the others guys in a way, not the main reason we lost but not stepping up when needed the most.
  6. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    The strange part is the better teams/points we had in the standings the worse we looked in the playoffs. It is probably a good thing to get some new eyes on the team and see what happens. I think someone else will scoop up Fletcher fairly soon, like players and coaches sometimes a change of scenery is in order.
  7. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Fletcher is gone, pretty impartial to this, will be interesting to see who they bring in and what they do to shake up the team. Overall I think he was a good gm but not great, pulled us out of the dark ages but never seemed to get us over the hump. New GM will have a much better starting point as far as players and assets go. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2018/04/23/wild-split-with-gm-chuck-fletcher-after-playoff-exit/34168091/
  8. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Thank you jets for stomping us, we clearly needed to be put out of our misery.
  9. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Koivu has been pretty decent and our leading out team with 4 points but ya we just never find that next level. Our patchwork D hasn't been the issue, Stall hasn't produced like we needed him to and Nino, Coyle & Zucker have zero points between them. We needed our "depth" to score and they haven't. Coyle I think has been the best of him but he just isn't a goal scorer, has let numerous golden opportunities slip away. Hopefully the wild surprise tonight, otherwise its on Dubs to pitch a shutout and magically assists on the game winning goal.
  10. bear555

    Wild play offs

    Well barring some miracle it looks I can clear my schedule this spring and get some work done around the house.
  11. bear555

    Wild play offs

    Parise out with a broken sternum, man we just suck at health this year, he was on fire too.
  12. bear555

    Wild play offs

    Pretty much a must win tonight, I don't think we can escape another trip to Peg down 3-1 but I guess anything is possible. I knew both teams were good at home but didn't realize Jets were #1 and Wild were #2 in the league at home, need to hold serve here.
  13. bear555

    Wild play offs

    Not bad, not bad at all. Didn't really expect us to blow them out, one more win at home and we have a series. Lets hope dubs got those soft goals and scary puck handling out of his system. Give Seeler a contract right now, that kid can play!
  14. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Jets had to turn the plane around last night but sounds like they are in Minneapolis so game on. We will see if there is any fight left in this team or if the Jets might have broken us physically and mentally. Go Wild
  15. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    I guess we should be use to this, results of the first two games of a series going back 6 years. At least when we went down 0-2 the Avs we were dominating, this year we can only skate with them for about 10-12 minutes a game. 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2