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  1. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Signs of life again, man we are like a yoyo team. Real test will come against Calgary, they seem legit this year and just stomped us pretty hard a week or so back.
  2. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    We just seem to be losing our mojo, 3rd in the league two weeks ago and now sitting at 15th. Dubs was kind of carrying us early but now we look old and slow. BB you out there, if they keep this up you might get your rebuild. Of course we probably pull it together at some point make the playoffs and lose in the first round but at our age this is probably the last shot with the old core. Half hoping we bomb and can sell Stall at the deadline because we need some new youth.
  3. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    That was the best I have seen them play all year, just unfortunate Toronto got one off a glove and 2 off of Seeler's rear end. We have kind of been in a funk lately, would be nice to see some wins again.
  4. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    That was a fun game but we have clearly cooled off the last couple of weeks. Hopefully they can pick up again, Dubs has been off, they have a kid killing it in the AHL, hope he gets a shot sometime this year. Stalock is a good enough backup but if we had someone to push Dubs a little that would be nice.
  5. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Ya a couple of stinkers the last two games, one thing that was nice about last year is we finally kicked the large and extended slumps, lets hope to see that again and put some points up.
  6. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    I missed it too, the caps always just own us.
  7. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Not much to complain about so far, must be why its so quiet in here. From the games I am seeing we don't even look all that great yet but are finding ways to win and Dubs/parise/granlund have been amazing. Will need some depth to kick in to be any kind of real contender, and of course we need to find a way to actually score goals if we make the playoffs, it seems that is always the issue.
  8. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    I think Parise has been great this year, like his old self, one of the few bright spots during a slow start. Liking Greenway more and more, he isn't producing yet but he looked good last night, really starting to use his size out there. Need to see more out of Coyle and Nino.
  9. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Caught the 2nd game, Dubs was great and Parise looks really good again, need to get the scoring going. Suter looks a little rusty but should be fine in time. Dumba also looking good out there, 3rd line looks a little messy.
  10. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Another wild season about to open, woo hoo? Pretty much the same team as last year, hopefully Greenway and Ek can contribute a little and Coyle and Nino can get back to form. Health, we need plenty of it, last year we got hammered with injuries and still managed 100 points so overall not bad. We shall see what this year brings.
  11. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Looks like our opening night roster is in action tonight.
  12. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    The Blues loaded up as well. Still no reason we can't compete with any of them, this isn't the wild of old we still have plenty skill. Our biggest weakness seems to be post season scoring, no clue how to fix that. If we win it will be with depth, we need 3 scoring lines and the D to contribute in both zones. BB is right the kids are no longer kids and really they have helped with most of the heavy lifting the past couple of years. Nino should bounce back, he was clearly off after his injury. Coyle shows flashes but never seems to find the consistency, he is a strange case. The only kid I'd like to see step up is Ek, a 40-50 point year from him and we get some of our depth back. I liked what I saw from Greenway last year and it sounds like he tore up that prospects tournament last week so anything he can contribute would be great but I'm not going to expect too much. Just make the playoffs and get hot at the right time and anything can happen. Caps winning the cup, San Jose making a run a few years back, both of those teams did it after years of failure, no reason we can't do it as well but all the pieces have to come together at the right time. The only guy I'm worried is slowing a bit is Koivu, he just seemed a little off last year. Of course we all hope Parise can stay healthy after a big end to the season, was really nice to see him scoring again. Staal has been nothing short of a miracle, hopefully he can keep it up but I'm not expected another 40 goals but another 30 would be nice. Should be another fun season, plenty to look forward to.
  13. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Cup team? Outside of a sharks like run after years of failure probably not but it is nice to dream. I think we have the players to pull it off but they need to bring their absolute best every night and I don't know if we are capable of that.
  14. bear555

    Wild 18/19

    Well we finally signed Zucker and Dumba and have a tiny bit of cap space left for a change, not much else we could do this offseason aside from a big trade but of course you need a trading partner. I doubt we see anything before the season starts so we go into the year about the same, hopefully Suter is healthy and we don't get hammered by injuries again. I think the Pateryn signing might be a great under the radar move for us, we already have one of the best D units in the league and he was playing top 4 minutes for Dallas last year. Throw in a young Seeler who did not look out of place playing top 4 minutes in the playoffs last year and our bottom pairing looks really solid. You also have Oloffsson and Prosser in the mix in case of injuries and if someone doesn't perform. The offense might be better if everyone is healthy but age could be catching up with some of them too, as usual we will win with depth. Time to Ek to step up his game, he was solid last year but needs to contribute more in the o-zone, hopefully he gets some more skilled wingers to play with and makes the most of his minutes. Liked what I saw from Greenway last year too, no doubt he has a lot to learn but nice to have another big body with some skills if he makes the team. 4th line will have a whole new look, hopefully they can find some chemistry. The central looks even more brutal than ever, Preds and Jets could still be elite. St Louis made a huge trade and signed some new guys, they could be much improved over last year. Avs made the playoffs and have some elite skills and a lot of great young players but maybe not enough depth. Hard to say what is going to happen with Dallas and Chicago, plenty of skill but hopefully they fall short again. Still none of these games are going to be easy that is for sure, it seems like predicting the central is a dump shoot at best and there are always a ton of surprises.
  15. 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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