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07-30-2011, 02:29 PM
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C/RW Wes Walz



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Originally Posted by Denver Post
Minnesota Wild center Wes Walz spent the majority of his 19 minutes, 45 seconds of ice time Saturday shadowing Peter Forsberg. Walz, who logged 36 shifts - most of any Wild forward - was either following the Avalanche star at even strength or playing him one-on-one on the penalty kill.
With apologies to goalie (undrafted), Walz might have been the Wild's MVP in its 3-2 victory Saturday over Colorado in Game 5 at the Pepsi Center.
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Originally Posted by Pioneer Press
WILD DISCOVER STEADYING INFLUENCE//WALZ AND OTHER VETERANS HELP TEAM LEARN HOW TO WIN
Leadership doesn't always have to be demonstrated by yelling in someone's face. Sometimes subtlety is the best way to communicate. Wild center Wes Walz used this approach Friday when he suggested to captain Scott Pellerin that the players close the doors to the dressing room during the second intermission to discuss their play. They led the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 at the time.
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Originally Posted by Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wes Walz busts down the ice like he's running two minutes late for his airplane connection. He crashes, weaves and slices past opponents with snow flying from his skates and sweat dripping from his face. His legs are moving so fast that he looks like one of those cartoon characters who run in place before zipping off.
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Originally Posted by Minneapolis Star Tribune
Their job description mandates a defense-first mentality. It has to be that way because on any given night they could be asked to chase a Sakic, a Modano or a Fedorov around the ice for 20-plus shifts.

But that doesn't mean the Wild's checking line of Wes Walz, (undrafted) and newcomer (undrafted) can't turn the tables and make the opposition see how it feels to sweat out an odd-man rush.

It happened over and over
Career Statistics:
Regular Season: 607 Games Played, 109 Goals, 151 Assists, 260 Points
Playoffs: 32 Games Played, 10 Goals, 7 Assists, 17 Points
Selke Voting: 3rd 2002-03, 11th 2005-06, recieved votes in 03-04 and 06-07

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