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03-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Siberia, ND
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The important thing to focus on is Koivu. After all, his ppg this year are ahead of his career pace. Plus he leads the team in points by a margin of 3. PP & PK time, face-offs, on-ice time, etc. Yeah, he's really bringing the team down.
Here's a suggestion, focus on the local annointed one, Parise. Most games this year, he has done zip. Talk about under-achiever thus far. Suter was the key signing this summer, not Parise. The Wild have no elite NHL players, but in the group below, the stars, Parise is 3rd on the Wild in that ranking.
BTW, Mikko has as many even strength goals as Parise.
Mikko leading in points is a function of all the PP TOI he gets.
Even Strength scoring (points):
Early in the year Parise was singlehandedly carrying the team. Lately it's been Cullen's line.
I'm in the break up the Parise-Mikko pair camp. Mikko is a stud who can carry mediocre linemates, he's been doing it his whole career. Parise is similar, he does a lot on his own.
Last year Brodz played pretty good when he was filling in for Mikko and playing with more talented players:
Let fbj play with his big buddy:
Let the Speed Kills Line alone:
4th Line Grinders:
Rupp-Konopka (or Larsson)-Mitchell
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