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llamapalooza 04-07-2012 10:30 PM

Thank God It's Over (The Official Offseason Talk Thread)
 
183 Days Till Hockey Season

Talk offseason here.

Victorious Secret 04-07-2012 10:30 PM

Countdown, begun.

countrygentleman 04-07-2012 10:32 PM

That's exactly what I said after this one.

I fully hoped the crowd would boo the living hell out of the team but they couldn't even do that.

Avder 04-07-2012 10:34 PM

Praying for a lottery win and a #3 pick but knowing damned well it wont happen because good things simply do not happen to Minnesota sports teams.

Victorious Secret 04-07-2012 10:35 PM

#7 is still a very good pick. I have faith we'll get a great player with it.

thestonedkoala 04-07-2012 10:37 PM

We were worried we wouldn't get Trouba!

Fel 96 04-07-2012 10:42 PM

The season is already over makes me sad.

On a positive note, most of our prospects look great.

tyratoku 04-07-2012 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Victorious Secret (Post 47519167)
#7 is still a very good pick. I have faith we'll get a great player with it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo (Post 47519401)
We were worried we wouldn't get Trouba!

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0...fhi2o1_500.gif

josephwild123 04-07-2012 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 47520131)
The season is already over makes me sad.

On a positive note, most of our prospects look great.

I'm saddened by it too.

Hopefully they'll sign a lot players.

Fel 96 04-07-2012 10:50 PM

I'm so tempted to sticky this thread for some reason. :laugh:

Seriously, I think it's an important one.

Victorious Secret 04-07-2012 10:52 PM

Here's to getting Trouba and someone not behind us winning the lottery!

http://i.imgur.com/UuWte.jpg

Fel 96 04-07-2012 10:53 PM

I'm wondering if they will make another "Becoming Wild" documentary.

I thought that was awesome last year.

Avder 04-07-2012 10:54 PM

If someone behind us wins the Lottery I think I'm gonna snap.

When do we find out who wins it?

Avder 04-07-2012 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 47521329)
I'm wondering if they will make another "Becoming Wild" documentary.

I thought that was awesome last year.

That would sure be nice. I would love to see more of what goes on in the offseason.

J22 04-07-2012 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo (Post 47519401)
We were worried we wouldn't get Trouba!

About the middle of December, there were discussions about who the Wild could/should add to their 1st to be able to move up high enough to draft a guy like Trouba. Now all is lost because the Wild cant do better than a guy like Trouba.

Victorious Secret 04-07-2012 10:55 PM

april 10th at 7 pm.

Fel 96 04-07-2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avder (Post 47521397)
If someone behind us wins the Lottery I think I'm gonna snap.

When do we find out who wins it?

Tuesday night on TSN.

Might be on either NBCSN or NHL Network US, too.

Dr Jan Itor 04-07-2012 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 47521611)
Tuesday night on TSN.

Might be on either NBC or NHL Network US, too.

I imagine so. NHL Live or NHL Tonight will probably cut in.

SauceHockey 04-07-2012 10:58 PM

Parise, Trouba and Suter :nod:

Avder 04-07-2012 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 47521611)
Tuesday night on TSN.

Might be on either NBCSN or NHL Network US, too.

Really wish I got NHL Network.

Wonder how many playoff games I'm gonna be screwed out of because Cable One Sucks.

Fel 96 04-07-2012 11:02 PM

Speaking of the draft lottery, remember the Devils last year?

Avder 04-07-2012 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fel 96 (Post 47522369)
Speaking of the draft lottery, remember the Devils last year?

Not counting on a repeat.

Fel 96 04-07-2012 11:17 PM

Quote:

#mnwild captain Mikko Koivu: "We're not good enough and we have to face it."
https://twitter.com/#!/Russostrib/st...26926134206464

Real talk by the Kaptain.

Dampland 04-07-2012 11:17 PM

April 10th is thelottery draw I believe.

And my guess is that EDMONTON wins the lottery AGAIN.

Dr Jan Itor 04-07-2012 11:18 PM

So looking towards the offseason, this is what I realistically think could happen/hope happens...

Heatley - Koivu - Coyle

Splitting up the top line from this year. From everything I hear and think I understand about they way Coyle plays, I feel he would be a great compliment to Heatley's and Koivu's games. Good along the boards, in the cycle game, goes to the net. It would be a top line that may not have a lot of speed, but they have size and could really forecheck well. It also puts Coyle with two veterans and in a good position to succeed.

Latendresse - Granlund - Setoguchi

Obviously dependent on Latendresse's re-signing (which I am in favor of) and health (which I hope improves). I have a feeling that Granlund starts on the wing, but I feel that this would put him in a very favorable position, with two shooters. Maybe not the best defensively, but should be able to play in the offensive zone.

Cullen - Brodziak - Clutterbuck

Because I have to put Cullen somewhere, he goes on Brodziak's LW and Clutterbuck on the right. Should be a good cycle line with the ability to be somewhat of an offensive threat.

Powe/Kassian - Almond - Johnson

Re-sign Johnson, he'll be cheap. On ok 4th line. If not Almond, then find a cheap, veteran 4th line center in FA (maybe Campbell or Moore). It gets the job done.

Scandella - Gilbert

Gilbert seemed to calm Scandella down during these final games, not to mention Gilbert playing very well himself. As they have shown, they can play very heavy minutes.

Brodin - 2nd Pairing D

Assuming Brodin makes the team. Not sure who I'd put on the right side, as I'd rather see Spurgeon on the 3rd pair. Looking internally, Kampfer is the only one that would be able, and finding one if FA might require a larger commitment of years and dollars. Don't know about this one, it will probably end up being Spurgeon. Hopefully we draft a guy that will fit here in a couple years.

Falk/Prosser - Spurgeon

Prosser as the 7th guy. Gives us some puck moving ability and some size/physicality on the 3rd pairing.

Backstrom
Harding/Hackett

We've talked about this a lot. I imagine one of the two will back up next year.

Heatley - Koivu - Coyle
Latendresse - Granlund - Setoguchi
Cullen - Brodziak - Clutterbuck
Powe - Almond/FA - Johnson
Kassian

Scandella - Gilbert
Brodin - Kampfer/FA
Falk - Spurgeon
Prosser

Backstrom
Harding/Hackett

We'd also have about $15m in cap room, depending on any free agents. Notice no mention of Parise or Suter.

Anyways, this is just off the top of my head.


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