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mnwild

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mnwild

This is going to be one of the toughest series I think the Wild have ever encountered. All these games are going to be 1 goal games with both goalies having stellar performances. Backstrom is going to have to shine against a very good Ducks team. The biggest factor is going to be lines 2, 3 and 4 for the Wild. You know when Gaborik and Demitra are on the ice Pronger and Niedermeyer will be their shadows all series long. My prediction- Wild in 5.

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Boxcar Wllie

I'd like to see it go 6 games. I've got tickets for game 6 and it falls on a day that I don't have to work. Should be a good series...

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koonie

It's gonna be awesome baby!!!!!!!!!!!1

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SJB

Tougher then beating the Avalanche and Canucks a couple of years back, I'm not so sure this is as tough.

I do like your prediction though. I also think the Wild will beat them.

What about them game times, they are terrible.

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mnwild

I can't wait for the 1st game, gonna be hard to stay up and watch the whole thing. I am just glad they made the playoff's and they will take us on another ride like they did in 2003 but they will go to the finals against NJ.

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Jarrod32

Game times are to accomodate television...these games have to be late enough to not compete with earlier east-coast games.

I remember the playoff run a few years back...a lot of late nights (games in Vancouver) and being tired for days because of it...

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Jarrod32

The TV schedule sucks for me...living in South Dakota, I don't get Channel 45. FSN does not simulcast the Wild games that are on 45. They will do that with the Twins games; maybe they will do it with the Wild playoff games. But if there is a Twins game on FSN, I certainly won't get the Wild game.

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Scott K

Bigger markets get primetime!! Its all about the almighty $$$$.

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mnwild

Tough loss for the Wild last night. I did not agree with the last goal at all. The ref should of blew the whislte when Backstrom had the puck under his glove and all the players on top of him. After watching last nights game this is going to be one tough series for the Wild.

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papabear

dont expect to see too many games thanks to the deal with versus. Maybe CBC will carry the games if they play a Canadien team.

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colonel42

It sure is nice not being able to watch the games. You support this team all year long and when they finally make it to the play-offs you can't watch them. I know I live in a smaller town but you would think there would be a bar that would show it. They just opened up a new Sport's Bar here in Hibbing and you would think the new owner would be promoting business by advertising drink specials and The Minnesota Wild in the play-offs. What a joke!!! I'm so happy I pay $65.00 per month to sit and watch four or five channel and out of them channel they don't even have the your home states hockey games on. It just really ticked me off to have to sit and watch the EX North Stars play Van. and listen to my home team play on the radio. Sure glad I get to go to the metro for work next week so at least I can watch a game.

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walleyes12

What is posted on the wild website is that the NHL accidently blocked out the NHL package on Direct Tv. So if you were outside the 50 mile radius of the Cities you didn't get to support your team anywhere.

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colonel42

In reading an article this morning I see Channel 45 had one of the largest viewers watching reports for a sporting event as of 4/11/07 "The WILD game. No brainers!!! Guess I will have to watch the game tonight just like in the old days. Stare at the radio. Since there is no work tomorrow might just have to build a fire and tip some Peva's too. Go WILD!!!!

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bassNspear

wow, they played great tonight huh??

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fishonnopeoff

Doh! confused.giffrown.giffrown.gif

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Bobby Bass

Me thinks hockey in MN is just about done for the year...

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Team Otter

Let's go Devils!

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bassNspear

i think your right.

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Dock Boy

The Ducks are just a better team. Nothing to be ashamed of. They had a good run. Maybe next year, but they need some bigger D

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Bryce

Little bit off topic here but how well is Bouchard being paid? He has got to arguably be one of the best corner men in the league. Really enjoy watching how often he comes out of the scrum with the puck.

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fishinphilth

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The Ducks are just a better team. Nothing to be ashamed of. They had a good run. Maybe next year, but they need some bigger D


I am not sure, but I thought they still have a game to play. They have won more than 4 in a row this year. All have been one goal games. Havent had a puck bounce their way yet maybe the next 4 games they will. Jump back on the band wagon and wait until it is completely done before you give up.

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9joey1

I love your optimism. I just look at reality. Have the Wild even been ahead yet? We have not even seen Anaheim when they need to "turn up" their forecheck. The way they cycle/ keep control of the puck in the opponents zone is amazing. They are bigger, faster, and stronger. They will win the cup.......

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Lotwfisher

Minnesota isnt done yet....They do need to do some work in the off season to beef up a little more on D. Anaheim does have the best D team in the league I believe. Which means they may only win games by one goal. Same way New Jersey used to be when they had the best D team.

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Team Otter

Thank goodness the golf courses are open. grin.gif

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Andrew Erickson

well...i hate to say it but it looks like there done,so in that case GO OTTAWA!

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