Wow. This isn’t a typo. The Wild shut down Detroit 4-0. Detroit didn’t even play that poorly. They were just totally stunted by Minnesota’s oppressive trapping.
The Wild clinched their playoff spot, just three years after entering the league.
They’re real overachievers out there in the mid-West.
And yet, oddly enough, they also underachieve. They refuse to play hockey. They just bore teams to death. And their latest offensive strategy? Scoring on rebounds and deflections. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear the misnamed Wild don’t want to play hockey. Maybe they don’t even know how to play hockey.
Now let’s all bow our heads and pray the Wild don’t get out of the first round of the playoffs. Because no one wants to watch more than one round of 10 guys standing in the neutral zone, trying to deflect pucks into the net.