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07-07-2012, 11:40 PM
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It's been flying under the radar a bit with the recent news, but watch out for Heater this year. He had a knee op and said it feels better than it has in 5 or 6 years. He was too young and too fit to have slowed that much to natural causes. . . plus the added attention to Parise, and the puck-moving of Suter. Watch out for Heater.

I think we have a shot at the division, if the injury bug is just average, and lord knows we deserve a year like that after the last few.

However, if we don't capture the division, I'd say 5-6, with a little daylight between us and 7-8.

Having said that, we'll have to see what kind of assets the Canuckleheads get for Luongo --will they be significant current assets, or mostly future assets? That could change the calculation.


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I think we are a playoff team 6-8 seed. Not expecting to win a series but this will be the start of a good run.

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07-07-2012, 11:55 PM
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Seems the general consensus is around 6-8 seed for this season. Which seems pretty realistic to me. I was watching an interview with Parise, and Suter tonight and they said they were excited in what the Wild will look like as a team in 5-6 years. I think we will be pretty damn good much sooner than that.

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Seems the general consensus is around 6-8 seed for this season. Which seems pretty realistic to me. I was watching an interview with Parise, and Suter tonight and they said they were excited in what the Wild will look like as a team in 5-6 years. I think we will be pretty damn good much sooner than that.
I said 5th seed!

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Seems the general consensus is around 5-8 seed for this season. Which seems pretty realistic to me. I was watching an interview with Parise, and Suter tonight and they said they were excited in what the Wild will look like as a team in 5-6 years. I think we will be pretty damn good much sooner than that.

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Seems the general consensus is around 5-8 seed for this season. Which seems pretty realistic to me. I was watching an interview with Parise, and Suter tonight and they said they were excited in what the Wild will look like as a team in 5-6 years. I think we will be pretty damn good much sooner than that.

Better? lol
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07-08-2012, 12:07 AM
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A productive season from Koivu would be nice, but seeing a bounceback season from Heater would be even better imo. The guy's been regressing for over four years now and I'm almost starting to wonder if his regression is ever going to stop? 30 goals out of him would be nice, but 35 would be great, just to stick it to all the haters. Hopefully the surgery can help him with his skating at least a tiny bit. If he can just convert on more of the chances that he'll be given, I see no reason why 30 isn't a possibility. Then again, I seem to recall having a comment similar to this one about Heatley last year.

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A productive season from Koivu would be nice, but seeing a bounceback season from Heater would be even better imo. The guy's been regressing for over four years now and I'm almost starting to wonder if his regression is ever going to stop? 30 goals out of him would be nice, but 35 would be great, just to stick it to all the haters. Hopefully the surgery can help him with his skating at least a tiny bit. If he can just convert on more of the chances that he'll be given, I see no reason why 30 isn't a possibility. Then again, I seem to recall having a comment similar to this one about Heatley last year.
Been thinking about Heater myself, and with his involvement in getting Suter, and Parise to come here, add his surgery, and saying he feels better now than he has in years. He might just bust out for a better season. From what I've been reading about him lately he seems to be invigorated for this season to begin. Which I sure like to see.

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Been thinking about Heater myself, and with his involvement in getting Suter, and Parise to come here, add his surgery, and saying he feels better now than he has in years. He might just bust out for a better season. From what I've been reading about him lately he seems to be invigorated for this season to begin. Which I sure like to see.
I think the same can be said for Seto too, which is great. Plus, he'll be able to better prepare for this year considering what he went through last summer with the accident. A healthier Seto and Heater could lead to great things. Based on what I've seen on the Shark's boards, Mitchell was good buddies with both guys. It'd be great to see this whole club become one tight group. Gotta wonder what Mitchell thought after seeing the team sign Parise and Suter. It probably confirmed his decision 100 times more.

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Yeah I like Seto, I'm convinced he will be a good player for the Wild, he just never seemed to get on track last season.

In Seto I trust, lol.

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I say the Wild make the playoffs somewhere between a 4th and 7th seed. I see Backstrom and Harding breaking out with some better defense around them. I also think this team is poised to break out in the coming seasons in a major way.

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I think the same can be said for Seto too, which is great. Plus, he'll be able to better prepare for this year considering what he went through last summer with the accident. A healthier Seto and Heater could lead to great things. Based on what I've seen on the Shark's boards, Mitchell was good buddies with both guys. It'd be great to see this whole club become one tight group. Gotta wonder what Mitchell thought after seeing the team sign Parise and Suter. It probably confirmed his decision 100 times more.
Unfortunately, Minnesota bars will never be the same with the triple threat walking around, Seto, Mitchell, and Heatley.

I hope this doesn't turn into another episode like what we saw when we visited San Jose last year though. Seto and Mitchell got into trouble with their teams because they were out late the night before.

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A productive season from Koivu would be nice, but seeing a bounceback season from Heater would be even better imo. The guy's been regressing for over four years now and I'm almost starting to wonder if his regression is ever going to stop? 30 goals out of him would be nice, but 35 would be great, just to stick it to all the haters. Hopefully the surgery can help him with his skating at least a tiny bit. If he can just convert on more of the chances that he'll be given, I see no reason why 30 isn't a possibility. Then again, I seem to recall having a comment similar to this one about Heatley last year.

If they are healthy and they play in the same line i think Parise-Koivu-Heatley can rack 80-100 together and be one of the top lines. You can laugh if all goes bust again.

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Yeah I like Seto, I'm convinced he will be a good player for the Wild, he just never seemed to get on track last season.

In Seto I trust, lol.
To be honest, I think Seto was fairly stunned for quite a while about being signed and traded. That's one of the worst things that could happen. The ink wasn't dry on his contract and he got shipped out. Then the accident made things worse. It helped having Heatley moved here, and I think he got better as the season went on. The former Sharks have got to feel more comfortable now, and the additions of Mitchell, Parise, and Suter probably has them beyond excited.

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Just found this on the web, had to laugh =)
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Unfortunately, Minnesota bars will never be the same with the triple threat walking around, Seto, Mitchell, and Heatley.

I hope this doesn't turn into another episode like what we saw when we visited San Jose last year though. Seto and Mitchell got into trouble with their teams because they were out late the night before.
Yeah, one Sharks' fan mentioned how the local bars will be happy with those three guys together again. Another posted this.

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Bah, that Minny thing is silly. Some people need to loosen their shorts a little.

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I 100% expect playoffs. If things go as planned and a few of our rooks show up I expect to contend with Vancouver. Call me an optimist

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Bah, that Minny thing is silly. Some people need to loosen their shorts a little.
Heck naw. It ain't Minny. We ain't no mouse, and this sure as s#!T ain't Disney World. We can have our own name. And to the ones that spell the M-word with an i instead of a y on the end, may God have mercy on your soul.

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