Archive for the ‘Minnesota Wild’ Category

Tanks for Losing

So Larry Brooks says the NHL lottery system encourages teams to tank. I get why Brooks is frustrated, but there just doesn’t seem much anyone can do. Once a team, a team in any sport, knows it’s not going to the post-season, players are going to give up. GMs are going to look ahead and […]

Sedins: ‘We Are the Cap’

Tim Panaccio says the Sedin twins are supposedly looking for $7 million each per season. I don’t begrudge anyone their money, but what team can afford $14 million for two players? Someone needs to explain the salary cap system to the twins. Unless they’re no longer that into playing with each other. Maybe that’s the […]

Trade Deadline — Or Lifeline?

The trade deadline draws nearer. I’ve always thought the NHL should take a few nights off for it. Get everyone in the same room, players and GMs, and just do the trading right there, live. It would be like when you chose teams when you were a kid. Maybe the NHL could make it even […]

Devils: ‘Thanks For Saving Our Season. Enjoy the AHL”

When Martin Brodeur went down, a lot of people wrote off the Devils’ season. Luckily, goalie Scott Clemmensen stepped-up and won 25 games, not only keeping the Devils in the playoffs, but giving them the lead in the Atlantic. And now, with Brodeur ready to play again tonight, in what surely will be remembered as […]

Crazy Scoring for Sabres and Wild

There were quite a few signs of the apocalypse last night. The Wild scored six goals against the Leafs, including a four-goal second period. That huge second was caused by Minnesota’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who spent the first in coach Jacques Lemaire’s dog house. But to be fair, if you’re not in Lemaire’s dog house, you’re […]

Isles Love Starting a Backup

I really love the Islanders because their franchise goalie could be about to be shut-down for this season and they’re thinking Wade Dubielewicz, all the way. This is a team that’s just so scared to dream. If the Islanders got three wishes, they’d probably wish for a cup of coffee, a pair of socks, and […]

Gaborik On Shelf. Again.

Marian Gaborik is going to be out 10-14 weeks with hip surgery. Apparently, the Wild aren’t very happy about it and seem to have wanted him to play through the pain. Or, to be more accurate, they probably wanted him to play through the pain until they were able to trade him. I bet the […]

Flyers: ‘Members Only is Not Just a Jacket’

The brilliant play of the Flyers can be attributed to a players-only meeting held in mid-October. According to Simon Gagne, the Flyers just talked about being more responsible at their respective positions. I’ve always wanted to be in on a players-only meeting. I have a lot of questions: Who convenes it? Does anyone use a […]

Blues Finally Smile

Are things finally turning around for the Blues? Nothing against their two game winning streak, but it’s really too soon to say. But things finally seem to be clicking for St. Louis, in a way I don’t think we’ve seen since the first half of last season. This is the first time in a long […]

Fall Back…On Trade Rumors

Trade rumors are finally starting up again. The one thing I hate about the start of the NHL season is that there aren’t a lot of rumors as everyone pretty much stands pat to see what they’re dealing with: The Ducks, Canucks, and Rangers are all still interested in Mats Sundin. I don’t see how […]