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  1. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Ya I wasn't expecting much, the right D man we got in free agency might be decent. If Seeler can play at a level we saw last year and this new guy comes in and is solid we might look much better on the back end than all of last season. All kinds of ??? up front but we will just have to see how it all plays out. After last season we could use some luck in the health department, you saw what Parise can do when he is healthy vs injured. Will be nice to see if some of these other guys can get back into form with an off season of rest.
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    Wild 18/19

    Well lets put another stinker post season behind us, we got stomped by a better team and got a new GM. Draft came and went and we got some new kids in the stable, sounds like we went off the board with our first pick a little bit but the kid sounds like he could still be plenty good. Too many top ten picks bust and later round picks become all starts to get too bent out of shape the year of the draft. Couple of our 3rd rounders sound like they have some potential so at least we are going for skill and not wasting 2nd and 3rd rounders on grinders and fighters like we have seen in the past. Free agency on the horizon, maybe a trade, have to sign Zucker and Dumba and fill out the 4th line again. Still we have a very solid team but to be among the elite absolutely everyone has to be at their best and put up career or near numbers like the season before last. That doesn't fix our playoff issues but as the Caps, Sharks, Preds & Vegas has shown a deep run or even a cup can happen when a team gets hot at the right time. Go team?
  3. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Vegas vs Caps, we all saw that coming.
  4. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    So Fenton is the pick, maybe we can sell off our talent and pickup some middling speedsters/diamonds in the rough and make a vegas like run.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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/
  12. bear555

    Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    Thank you jets for stomping us, we clearly needed to be put out of our misery.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. bear555

    Wild play offs

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