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TomWehler

NHL PLayoffs 13' - 14'

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PierBridge

Not sure if he's "the kid" healthy?

I would expect Briz in game 2 for sure. But if he flashes back to his Philly days in game 2 then yeah go Kemp in 3 and 4.

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CaptainMusky

Yeo doesn't turn the puck over, clear a rebound, etc. These players have played enough hockey to not make mental mistakes. That is what cost the game. Winning that game would have set the tone for the series. Game two will be interesting. Will they food the tent or dominate play like they did in game one? I like moving haula to the third line. That should help put more pressure on their first line especially the speedsters since brodz cannot skate with them..

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YiGGiN4SLoBS

OK, I'm all for it. Switch Haula and Brodziak. How can our defensive specialist be -3 in a game we had in the bag.

-3 and he scored a goal!!!! Thats pathetic! And hes supposidly in there for defense. Im sick of watching Brodziak. That turnover for the 3rd avs goal was INEXPLICABLE! It was like he just feathered a pass to the on-rushing Avs player on-purpose. At least Yeo is finally getting sick of him too, sounds like Haula is gonna be on the 3rd line tomorrow and Brodz on the 4th. About time!

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YiGGiN4SLoBS

WELCOME TO MINNESOTA SPORTS!!!!

Couldn't agree with you more Buck.... Thats what our teams do here in MN. We find a way to LOSE! No matter how much it looks like we are gonna win- we just find a way to LOSE

Lets all just embrace the LOSING!

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Bryce

Anyone heard a decent explanation as to why the faceoff was in the nuetral zone after Johnson dislodged the net on the Haula shot? Also note that Cooke skated back to the bench with no helmet.

Parise took how many punches to the back of the head and it offsets? Intent to injure ring a bell?

Wild hace their work cut out for them.

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schmitty3

Anyone heard a decent explanation as to why the faceoff was in the nuetral zone after Johnson dislodged the net on the Haula shot? Also note that Cooke skated back to the bench with no helmet.

Parise took how many punches to the back of the head and it offsets? Intent to injure ring a bell?

Wild hace their work cut out for them.

All I have heard is because the D men (Spurgeon and Suter) entered the zone in the scrum, but that shouldn't matter as long as they don't cross the dots which they didn't. Refs seemed to have messed that one up.

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harvey lee

Boy the first half of period one we looked very good, then the balance of the 1st we stunk it up . If this continues we wil b down. 2. Time to get a bit tougher with the checking

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muskiemanAD

Wow. Now were relying on a goalie who hasn't played in a month..... sheesh put a fork in em Colorado is to talented for us to compete with them....

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CaptainMusky

MacKinnon is an absolute animal out there

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BartmanMN

MacKinnon is an absolute animal out there

No doubt. And to think after Shattuck, he almost went to USHL to get in NCAA.

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BuckSutherland

Good thing the Ten Commandments were on tonight. This team absolutely blows. Everyone's hero Sutter is such a DB he cant even control his temper to give his team a chance towards the end of the game. Wondering where him and Parisite have been this series??

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Yeo should be fired right now!!!!

Our new coach. Better than what we have.

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Over in 5 just like I predicted 2 years ago.

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harvey lee

Thats what I eneded up watching. They sucked.

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archerystud

Lost game 1 on a couple of boneheaded plays.

Game 2 was Varlamov being much better than Bryz. The Avs have one line but Bryz isn't making the big save at all. MacKinnon is AWESOME but the first goal was soft, second one he's way too far back in the net but their third one he didn't have a chance. Kuemper was way more aggressive and looked far better.

Back is against the wall now.

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schmitty3

It's gotta be deflating to control the play like they did the first half of the 1st and get up 1-0 only to lose the lead on a goal like that. It was a great play by Mckinnon, but Bryz has gotta have those, that should be an easy save. Spurgeon wasn't much help falling on his rear either though.

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Bear55

Well I think our worst fears are being realized. Their young forwards are better than our vets!!! Varlamov is good and outside of Harding I don't think we can expect a goalie to steal a game for us. MacKinnon is 18 for crying out loud, this is playoffs and he looks like the next Crosby out there. Have to win the next two at home or this series is over. I think Yoe is doing everything he can right now to win but things are just not going our way, man that first game was so huge and still stings. Come home 1-1 and we have a series, now we have zero room for error.

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Bear55

Oh I almost forgot, they are missing their 1st and 3rd line center. Duchene would certainly be causing just as many problems for us as MicKinnon has.

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archerystud

I think even scarier is how good the Avs will be in the future. Add 1-2 good D-men and this Avs team will probably be the leading contender for the CUP!!

I do think the Wild need to get a little bigger as you can see how physical the Avs are being with the Wild but I'll save that input for an off-season thread.

I will say Keumper was very aggressive and challenging the shots much better than Bryz. Bryz wasn't challenging on either of their first 2 goals. Hard to count on him but I think Yeo has to plug him in for now. He had some nice saves after he came in.

I do have to laugh at Yeo being out-coached. He doesn't get last line change and Roy out coaches him by pulling the goalie early? How is Yeo supposed to counter???

I do wonder if he'll try and put a checking line on McKinnon now with last change.

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10,000 Casts

I say don't do anything except protect ourselves a little bit. we can beat this team, we just need solid goaltending and a few bounces to go our way. We've out played the Avs in 4 out of the 6 periods.

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Bear55

Kuemper did looked pretty good out there, if he can play like that we have a chance. Have to stop that big line, they are killing us right now.

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TomWehler

Bryz was let hanging a bit by d as those kids are fast an take advantage of everything...KABLAM yer done.

Supdgen an Suter got unzipped a couple times bad.

Out coaching come easy to see sometimes when something Roy an crew see happening time an time again an they send in a line with a play in mind an it works. BIG TIME.

Wild staff could do that also...time will tell.

They aint quiting so I liked the game win or lose it is all they or we have.

crazy

To much puck watching and coasting around again an not knowing when to stay an when to make a play n move.

Coach Yeo mixing lines mid game is weak...no no in NHL playoffs as ya fix the plan not to man.

By the time Big K was in Yeo knows he needs a taste an is really good at slowing down the flow of the game any game with his steering pucks into netting an freezing freezing frezzzing of anything around him.

Avs in coast control by then but he did do just fine.

Slowed the game down like Lapanta an Greenlay mumbling.

Avs can be beat at Excel for sure.

Parise is really disappointing.

Seems to be playing hard but not really on his A+++ playoff game..not even close.

No doubt Yeo try to go all out 1st 10 minutes an then slow slow slow down forwards an try not yielding blue lines.

Should be fun tilt.

We in section 113 row 8 any time daddyo.

I hear couple Wild D man bought new jocks an had squirt guns installed in the logo and skate laces with blinky lights on them to try to distract the young speed demons.

DOH!

Long haul but its all Wild have so GO WILD!

Keep on rocken!

T

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YiGGiN4SLoBS

I say don't do anything except protect ourselves a little bit. we can beat this team, we just need solid goaltending and a few bounces to go our way. We've out played the Avs in 4 out of the 6 periods.

I agree with this... BUT what are the wild on the season against this team now? 1-5, 1-6? Sure doesn't look like we can beat em.

Biggest disappointment for me this year is Brodin... by far. Doesn't even look close to the same player he was last year. In fact i think he has actually gone backwards.

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Bear55

Sophmore slump, its fairly common in the NHL. That first year you have adrenalin running non-stop, he is still pretty darn good this year but has to find that next level. The good news is he is only 20 and NHL D men usually take a little longer to mature. He will get there.

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OnAFly

Brodin needs to do what Granlund did last off season and put on some weight. Teams saw how good he was and put him on the radar. Now guys play him more physically and it throws him off his game. Just look at game 1. Also, keep in mind the kid is something like 20. He's got a bright future ahead of him.

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CaptainMusky

I think it was the injury that really sent Brodin backwards. At the beginning of the season (before the injury) he was playing great. At one point I think he was at or very near the top in goals for the team and as a D man no less.

He is a little gun shy now. Hopefully that will disappear soon, but I agree a few extra pounds on him wouldnt hurt. He does get shoved around a lot out there.

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Bear55

Ya he was a different player at the beginning of the year, he is still showing flashes of amazing play and still very solid in the D-zone. Kid will be a rock for us for years to come. I really like how Scandella has turned out too, a very good depth player with a nice shot.

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Guest

hahaha, Yeo is sitting Brodz....FINALLY! Brodz must have not done a good job cleaning Yeo's toilets yesterday.

It will be nice to get Heater's speed out there to counter-act MacKinnon crazy Must win tonight or time to shine up those irons.

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CaptainMusky

I think Fontaine will be playing in place of Brodz. That is what Russo is speculating at least.

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OnAFly

oh god I hope he's not playing Heatley. I'm guessing that Heater's career is over.

Fontaine is a good choice. Anyone know who the centers will be? If it's McCormick centering the 4th, I just hope his line doesn't take any icings, or that will be ugly.

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Heater is in, not sure where, thinking it will be Mccormick centering Heater and Nino.

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Bear55

Well desperate times call for desperate measures. eek

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