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BamBam 11-12-2010 09:43 AM

Wellman Not Producing Much
For all in the hockey state.
Who clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, if only casey could get but a whack at that -
We'd put up even money, now, with casey at the bat...

casey, mighty casey, at the nhl bat has thus far produced exactly:

2010 GP 7 G 0 A 0 PT 0.

at the moment.
the maddened thousands.
may reconsider where they are putting their money.

Jarick 11-12-2010 09:45 AM

He shouldn't be up here. He should be in Houston on the top line getting top minutes. Fletcher didn't want to "hurt" Gillies' development by putting him on the fourth line, but Wellman is wasting away up here.

He was the best skater on the third line last night though, single-handedly getting the puck out of the zone while two guys who are looking like HUGE free agency busts were screwing around (Madden, Nystrom).

llamapalooza 11-12-2010 09:50 AM

Date TOI
Nov 11 13:26
Nov 06 12:00
Nov 05 11:20
Nov 02 6:07
Oct 30 11:07
Oct 28 11:12
Oct 08 6:43

Now those aren't Boogeyman TOI numbers, but they're pretty small. It's tough to fault him too much for those numbers. Yeah, he probably should have one or two points with that amount of ice time, but really he should be in the AHL playing real minutes. Some guys come back from injuries and I expect he'll be on the next flight to Houston.

mnwildgophers 11-12-2010 10:02 AM

We need to send him back down, it'd be better to have Earl or someone who's had enough AHL seasoning to know where these guys will be.

nickschultzfan 11-12-2010 10:11 AM


It's like Sheppard and Gillies all over again.

Circulartheory 11-12-2010 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by nickschultzfan (Post 28897517)

It's like Sheppard and Gillies all over again.

Don't you think thats a slight overexaggeration? I know we aren't happy with him still being up here but those two mention above were total disasters on the management's part. I say wait a bit more before calling similarities.

GopherState 11-12-2010 12:01 PM

I disagree with the title albeit he should be in Houston getting powerplay and penalty kill time.

Jarick 11-12-2010 12:02 PM

We lost a game, therefore the world is ending.

State of Hockey 11-12-2010 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by nickschultzfan (Post 28897517)
It's like Sheppard and Gillies all over again.

Ah, another case of not enough skill to be a viable NHL player. I agree.

Wellman is not skilled enough for a good top-6 but not hulking enough for the bottom-6. Limbo.

bozak911 11-12-2010 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 28899244)
We lost a game, therefore the world is ending.

I still think #FireToddRichards, but i made the choice to stop banging that drum because I'm sure you guys are sick of reading my rants. Hence, <insert#FireToddRichardsrant> here tags.


Even when we were on the amazing 3 game winning streak, I had things to complain about him sitting in the queue...


You should feel lucky. :sarcasm:

Jarick 11-12-2010 02:14 PM

Well it's easy to be the skeptical Minnesota sports fan when they're winning and call for their heads when they lose :)

bozak911 11-12-2010 02:40 PM

Except they could go on a 10 game winning streak and I would still be calling for #FireToddRichards.

I'm pretty stuck on that. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Casper 11-12-2010 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by State of Hockey (Post 28901042)
Ah, another case of not enough skill to be a viable NHL player. I agree.

Wellman is not skilled enough for a good top-6 but not hulking enough for the bottom-6. Limbo.

Its not his skill. He has the speed, shot, and hands to make the NHL. He needs to gain more muscle and slow the game down for himself. He will be a solid second liner for this team if he was sent him down to houston and left for the remainder of the year.

Jarick 11-13-2010 07:42 PM

He played pretty well last night, had a lot of chances. Still needs to be in Houston this year. It should be Earl and Gillies getting all the callups. They've already maxed out their potential as fourth liners.

BamBam 11-18-2010 08:31 AM

with sugar time.

Kari Takko 11-18-2010 09:41 AM

Wellman isn't scoring, but he isn't the only one. Over the last 7 games, of which we've won 5, we've scored an average of 2 goals per game. That should be an indication of how well our D and G have been over that stretch, but also, how lackluster our forwards have been.

That said, Wellman is different than Gillies or Shep. He's 23 and despite his lack of statistics (He's been robbed a few times), he's shown that he can play at this level ie... he doesn't look lost. He may not be physical, but he's pesky and he's got a nose for the puck.

I would prefer his development take place in Houston right now, but who has done a better job? The AHL is about development, the NHL is about wins. Right now the NHL team is winning, and Wellman is factoring into those wins.

nickschultzfan 11-18-2010 10:29 AM

Wellman is not ready for the speed on the NHL. Yeah, he's quick, but the defense closes too fast for him.

Like I said in the other thread, use guys like Earl and even Kalus until Lats and Kobasew are healthy. Those two have maxed out. Gillies and Wellman should be getting 18 minutes a night in Houston.

firstroundbust 11-18-2010 04:31 PM

He looked good last night: not just the hustle, but he was slowing the play down, looking to make things happen.

WildisLaw 11-18-2010 04:46 PM

He's got all the tools. Every game he will get better and then will start scoring like a madman. Just needs to get the experience. Wellman is a beast.

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