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Which is the most important for the Wild to be successful this season?

View Poll Results: Most Important Change from Last Season to This Season
Backstrom becoming a top tier goalie w/o Lemaire + Harding stepping up 5 14.29%
Roster players rebounding from bad season (Burns, Schultz, Barker, Havlat, and Kobasew) 20 57.14%
Injection and intregration of new players (Bouchard, Cullen, Nystrom, Madden) 2 5.71%
Continued progression of younger core (Koivu, Lats, Cutterbuck, Brodziak) 1 2.86%
Maintaining high-level of play of vets (Brunette, Miettinen, Zidlicky, Zannon, 1 2.86%
Youth surprising and stepping up (Wellman, Stoner, Earl, Prosser, Falk) 2 5.71%
No more Boogy or Scott (Staubitz) 0 0%
Full season under Richards/Fletcher's belt. 4 11.43%
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09-23-2010, 08:38 AM
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The most important thing for the Wild to be successful?

To return to the days of outworking their opponents. With their roster, if they work harder than their opponents, they will be successful.

Last season I saw many lazy performances from the Wild, especially after the break. No excuse for that. Hopefully adding guys like Madden and Nystrom will help in the overall work ethic of the team..

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I posted something like this on the GDT also, it was one game. Our defensive play is concerning, but it was the first real action for many of these guys. Let's just hope that they get their acts together.

MA Bergeron, he has a monster shot, so I'd warrant giving him a league minimum contract if my PP points were bad (I'm talking about the whole NHL, not just the Wild). He had like 10 goals last year or something like that. I think Falk will be up with the big club along with Prosser.

Scandella and Cuma should be in the AHL this year. What about Noreau, I haven't read much about him. I wonder if he has any shot in this league to become a PP specialist or something like that. I wonder what the lineup will look like in St. Louis Friday.

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Kidding. Actually, any word if Johnsson is officially done? I know it was looking that way, but he'd pair up with Barker well.
my wife tells me his wife says that she has been pressuring him to to stop playing hockey for a couple years now. FWIW. Its why I believe he was not going to re-sign here anyway and why he was so disinterested in following Chicago once he got hurt. I believe he made up his mind (or had it made up for him) before the trade deadline last year.

Russo's tweet had them close to signing three tryout defensemen...i don't know if that affects this season at all but Caron (enforcer), Spurgeon (midget shooter), and Jobke (don't know). for a team that's supposedly (before last night anyway) deepish in D, that's kind of strange.

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Last season I saw many lazy performances from the Wild, especially after the break. No excuse for that. Hopefully adding guys like Madden and Nystrom will help in the overall work ethic of the team..
Thats the understatement of the day right there.

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my wife tells me his wife says that she has been pressuring him to to stop playing hockey for a couple years now. FWIW. Its why I believe he was not going to re-sign here anyway and why he was so disinterested in following Chicago once he got hurt. I believe he made up his mind (or had it made up for him) before the trade deadline last year.
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It's understandable about Johnsson and his wife. He's made a lot of money. If you've had that many major concussions, why risk it?

If he ever felt the needs to play again, he could always play a few more years in a soft Euro league. Too bad.

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It's understandable about Johnsson and his wife. He's made a lot of money. If you've had that many major concussions, why risk it?

If he ever felt the needs to play again, he could always play a few more years in a soft Euro league. Too bad.
By the sounds of it though, this was a decision made long before the concussion even took place? I'd assume his wife was tired of moving and said Minnesota was the final straw.

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I really didn't see a problem with him facing shots under Lemaire. He had good positioning and would get square to the puck and not cough up rebounds. Last year he seemed to get over slower (due to injury?) as well as stay too far back in his crease and give up goals around him. If he's not injured, he needs to get the hell out and challenge the shooter.

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To better understand Johnsson's thinking, I think we'll need to see a picture of said wife...

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that's just what I heard...not to be taken for gospel truth. Could just be his wife making chit-chat, but when you read all those articles about him getting teased for being so into his family it makes sense.

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