• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Rick

Wild run off 12 Straight - No Minnesotans Talkin About it ?

Recommended Posts

Rick

WOW, the Wild are killin it running off 12 straight wins and playing again on Thursday.

 

What do you think guys? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

Dubnyk is pretty stellar.  Defensive player has been very good.  Holy cow, we can actually put the puck in the net.

 

I hold my optimism close, history as a minnesota fan can be painful.

 

That being said, I am enjoying the season thus far

Dubnyk is pretty stellar.  Defensive player has been very good.  Holy cow, we can actually put the puck in the net.

 

I hold my optimism close, history as a minnesota fan can be painful.

 

That being said, I am enjoying the season thus far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick

Wow, the Wild are in 1st place with 3 games in hand as well.

 

Who do you think are the guys that are getting it done?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365

 zucker- 2nd in goals, real threat to score every time he's on the ice. 

stall-#1 center we've needed badly for years is playing out of his mind. Leads team in goals and game winning goals. Don't think anyone would have guessed he'd be playing this well. (And for cheap) 

Koivu-old #1 center is playing in a spot he should be in and its helping tremendously. He's a beast on face offs, playing good defense and it seems to be helping him insert jauques Lemaire voice here "score some goals" 

Bruce-crossing the fingers he doesn't take us to any game 7's but the way the team looks this year compared to last I think the players are listening/respect him more so than yeo and it's showing. (Not losing back to backs, coming back from behind , scoring goals when needed and playing really good d)

oh yea and duuuuuub, although he's kinda fallen off the last few games I really like our chances with him in net. He's good enough to steal a couple and that helps out with hopefully a nice long playoff run. (Hopefully) 

Go Wild! 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick

Wow, thank you for your insight.

 

Do you 'have a point of view' to share?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BringAnExtension

I heard it said that the Wild are in the midst of their midseason slump.  The difference this year is that are still winning during the slump.

Edited by BringAnExtension
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick

Will the Wild finally win it all this year... it looks like they have the goods to do it....???

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365
4 hours ago, Rick said:

Wow, thank you for your insight.

 

Do you 'have a point of view' to share?

Not sure if this is a sarcastic question to my long rambling but unfortunately I haven't been able to watch many games this year due to not having tv. I listen to almost every game via the fan. As a hockey rube all my existence I just like what this team is compromised of vs old teams. So far it feels similar to 03' where we didn't have that one go to guy (maybe gaborik) but rather 3-4 good lines that knew what there job was. Good coaching, the defense was solid and goaltending although we had two guys back then was a strength. With that being said if dubnyk gets hurt watch out because keumper isn't bringing us anywhere.

 

And while I'm commenting, do I think if the wild will win it all this year?  If they can get past the Blackhawks then anything can happen. Obviously a lot of things have to go right and it's not even February but I like what's happening so far this year. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

I agree ^^^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BringAnExtension
15 hours ago, Rick said:

Will the Wild finally win it all this year

 

They certainly have a chance.  Too many years of being a Viking fan have left me conditioned not to be too optimistic.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Swanny2

I'm with "Hardcore" on this one. . . if DUUUUUUUUUUBS goes down, so do the Wild. It's early but we have never looked this good for such a long period of time. Avoid the Hawks in the first round and I like our chances if the team is healthy. . . .

 

And I'm also with BringAnExtension on his last point. . . . Wide left is all I need to say. . . .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick
23 hours ago, hardcore365 said:

Not sure if this is a sarcastic question to my long rambling but unfortunately I haven't been able to watch many games this year due to not having tv. I listen to almost every game via the fan. As a hockey rube all my existence I just like what this team is compromised of vs old teams. So far it feels similar to 03' where we didn't have that one go to guy (maybe gaborik) but rather 3-4 good lines that knew what there job was. Good coaching, the defense was solid and goaltending although we had two guys back then was a strength. With that being said if dubnyk gets hurt watch out because keumper isn't bringing us anywhere.

 

And while I'm commenting, do I think if the wild will win it all this year?  If they can get past the Blackhawks then anything can happen. Obviously a lot of things have to go right and it's not even February but I like what's happening so far this year. 

@hardcore365, No, not sarcastic at all. The second sentence was meant for anyone viewing the post. It does look like it could be sarcastic tho.... LOL

 

Any predictions for the next game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

I think we destroy St. Louis.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365
3 hours ago, Rick said:

@hardcore365, No, not sarcastic at all. The second sentence was meant for anyone viewing the post. It does look like it could be sarcastic tho.... LOL

 

Any predictions for the next game?

 

I figured it wasn't, but was just reading it thinking it might be. Dang computers need a tone feature of some sort... It's 3-1 now at the end of the second. I think they will close with two more in the third, one empty net, win 5-2. 

Go wild!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365
3 hours ago, ANYFISH2 said:

I think we destroy St. Louis.

5-1 I'd say that was a good call. Now into the All-star break with the best record they have ever had. Man this is fun.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

I will continue with tempered enthusiasm!  Hopefully until June!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Swanny2

Let's just all hope the All-Star break doesn't have the same effect as a bye-week in football!!!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick
39 minutes ago, Swanny2 said:

Let's just all hope the All-Star break doesn't have the same effect as a bye-week in football!!!

 

The good thing is they all have a bye at the same time :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365
On 1/27/2017 at 3:23 PM, Swanny2 said:

Let's just all hope the All-Star break doesn't have the same effect as a bye-week in football!!!

 

 

Well so far so good! 4-2 Wild going into the second intermission. Goals by Zucker, Parise, and two by something called a Graovac. Edmonton went into the break playing pretty good hockey so this would be a nice start to the Canada trip if they can get the first one. Go Wild!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

Nice game last night.  Both teams were buzzing the first 2 periods.

Our goalie was once again better, great game by Keumper.

This team just keeps rolling, i am not used to this kind of success.  I sure hope this can continue into June.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Swanny2
1 hour ago, ANYFISH2 said:

Nice game last night.  Both teams were buzzing the first 2 periods.

Our goalie was once again better, great game by Keumper.

This team just keeps rolling, i am not used to this kind of success.  I sure hope this can continue into June.

Could not agree more!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rick

Only one team in the NHL with more points :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hardcore365
1 hour ago, Rick said:

Only one team in the NHL with more points :) 

We're coming.... 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Swanny2

Looks like another late night tonight watching hockey!!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ANYFISH2

+2^^

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      My recollection of Sylvia is it being a nice, clean looking lake that would have nice views.  Bass were plentiful when I last fished it but ran pretty small on the weedlines.  You had to fish the slop to get better sized bass.  Couldn’t tell you a thing about walleyes there. I agree with Tom, Clearwater is a more dynamic fishery.
    • Wanderer
      We had to cut the hooks on one of my fish this year.  Caught on a Cisco Kid, 2 of 3 sets of trebles in the fish.  Just by how they were twisted, the leverage made removal by pulling very difficult and the fish would thrash when I attempted to work them out.  Made the decision pretty easy to cut the hooks. I’m honestly considering going barbless on everything.  Half the time the lure shakes free in the net anyway so the pressure is what keeps them buttoned until netted.  The plus is if one of us gets one in the hand when working on a netted fish, it won’t hurt so bad getting it out!
    • Wanderer
      Thanks for the feedback.   We have the time from hookset to release pretty short I think.  I read earlier this spring the average fight these days lasts 90 seconds or less.  I’ll admit I was amazed to hear that but after a half dozen muskies that have come to net this year, that’s no bull.  We usually have em netted on the first pass by the boat.  My 48 inch net allows one to do all the handling in the water while the other gets the bump board laid out and phone ready for a pic. A quick measure and quick pics and back in the water they go. Thats about as much as we can do.  70 degrees is lower than I expected to hear.  We were seeing those temps on opening weekend in Ontario.  We didn’t like seeing 80 last Friday on Leech.
    • delcecchi
      What do you think of the "cut the hooks" method of dealing with Muskies?   Small bolt cutters to make the process fast.   Just wondering.  
    • guideman
      Typically temps over 70 degrees are considered dangerous for handling Muskies. The length of the fight and the time you take handling the fish will make a difference. That is one of the reasons we use heavy line and big rods, you don't want to battle the fish to the death. Skip photos on smaller fish and remove the hooks with the fish in the net, in the water, not on the bottom of the boat. "Ace"   "It's just fishing man"  
    • Tom Sawyer
      Sylvia would have been my 1st choice, until it recently was discovered to have Stary Stonewart. Pretty devastating invasive. I'd bet Clearwater holds a state record large mouth bass. It also has strong walleye year classes.
    • Wanderer
      I was able to get back out on Leech last Friday the 13th.  Had to take a day off work to get some fishin’ in! This time was strictly for muskies but bass and pike showed themselves anyway. 🙂  The morning waves were still rolling from either the night or Thursday and the lake was rougher  than expected at 6 am.  The forecast said 0-5 and eventually the wind did calm from the northwest, switch, and then proceed from the southwest.  The effect for us was basically almost a 180 degree switch while we were out there and we didn’t see any fish of any size after that.  I think the switch was complete by roughly 1 pm. The other thing that raised our eyebrows was the surface water temps.  We started seeing high 76’s right away on the main lake but climbed pretty quickly to 78-79 mid day and was topping out at 81 by the afternoon/evening.  This made us really want to focus on deeper weeds but weren’t having much luck locating them.  We just weren’t in the right part of the lake.  But that’s how you learn - by doing. Total muskie count for the day = 2; 1 follow (mid 40 class) and one boated (41.5).  The day went SUPER fast for 10 hours of fishing.  Black bucktails raised the two for us.  I had the follow, my partner caught the fish. The temps had us concerned about the fish but my monster 48 inch net enables us to keep the fish completely in the water until it’s time for a quick measure and pic. Still trying to come to grips on what’s too warm for fishing muskies.  This one was on the line for no more than 2 minutes, including the net time before the hooks were out.  Maybe another minute to get the phone and board out and glove on for grabbing it up.  Less than 1 minute to measure and photo, then back in the drink for an easy resuscitation.  
    • Jeff Thill
      Looking for walleye  and bass fishing mostly.   I did hear good things about Clearwater Lake.   My wife has been looking at houses and her focus landed on West Sylvia.  She could care less about the fishing. Have any of you heard good or bad things about Sylvia Lake?    
    • FishinCT
      I looked up the Mille lacs hooking mortality study on walleyes and it started to dramatically increase around 65 degrees. About 5% mortality at 65 degrees but about 25% at 75 degrees. I have to imagine the numbers are higher for muskies given an extended fight with a large fish, having to take more care to not get cut up or hooked yourself while unhooking the fish, temptation to take lots of pictures, etc.  Here's the study if you're interested http://mnmuskie.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Reeves-and-Bruesewitz-2007_factors-influencing-hooking-mortality-of-walleyes-Mille-Lacs.pdf
    • DLD24
      Went out the last couple days on Mille lacs, we had no problem finding fish, but the big fish eluded us... We got all sorts of year classes from 11" eyes on up to 24", which is a good sign... That big storm they got must have dirtied the water up, all the fish we found were on the top edge of the flats no matter how bright it was... Rigging leeches and crawlers were the best until we got some waves then the jigging rap was taking all the fish. The fish were stacked up on points of flats and narrow ridges on the flats... We tried pulling lead for a little while, but I've never done it so I had zero confidence in it haha.