HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Minnesota Wild
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Wild are still underdogs?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-14-2013, 01:07 PM
  #126
W75
Wegistewed Usew
 
W75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Finland
Country: Finland
Posts: 3,494
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by rynryn View Post
what is a "contender"? that's the problem i see here...the definition of that. I think we are a playoff team this year--not a BS 10-8th place cusp team. If we don't make the playoffs, it will be an unwelcome surprise for everyone in the organization. Once in the playoffs, we're a contender.
Yes. I think that's a best possible definition of a contender.

W75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 02:45 AM
  #127
thestonedkoala
Everyone! PANIC!
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 18,321
vCash: 500
Minnesota has history against them.

thestonedkoala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 05:06 AM
  #128
llamapalooza
Hockey State Expat
 
llamapalooza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco
Country: United States
Posts: 7,232
vCash: 500
#1 reason why I am skeptical of most of the projections I've seen:

Apparently Zach Parise's absence is enough to make the Devils plummet from the SCF to missing the playoffs, but his presence in Minnesota will have no effect on the Wild.

llamapalooza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 10:32 AM
  #129
Minnesota
Moderator
L'Étoile du Nord
 
Minnesota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 14,828
vCash: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
#1 reason why I am skeptical of most of the projections I've seen:

Apparently Zach Parise's absence is enough to make the Devils plummet from the SCF to missing the playoffs, but his presence in Minnesota will have no effect on the Wild.
Even last year I don't think many expected the Devils to make the SCF. I'd say most people are taking their predictions about New Jersey from last season (early exit from playoffs), and subtracting Parise, which equals no playoffs.

Similarly, adding Parise & Suter to our team which finished 24th should boost us up to a bubble team (on paper). I don't think many are accounting for the number of injuries we had last season, though.

Minnesota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 10:59 AM
  #130
DANOZ28
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,355
vCash: 500
TSN has the wild ranked at only #20 http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/ i hope this hasnt already been posted.

DANOZ28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 11:07 AM
  #131
Jarick
Moderator
Doing Nothing
 
Jarick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 23,606
vCash: 500
See that's what bothers me. They have us ranked 10th in the West?

We added two players who are arguably top 10-15 at their position, brought in four 1st rounders and three 2nd rounders, and shored up the bottom two lines.

And that's only good to climb up a couple spots in the rankings?

Of course, Edmonton brought in one more 1st rounder and a good defensive prospect, so clearly they're going to be ahead of the Wild.

Lazy.

Jarick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 11:10 AM
  #132
Victorious Secret
Dr. Chuck Evil
 
Victorious Secret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Country: Ireland
Posts: 11,006
vCash: 16145
They lost Renney, though. That is a huge plus for the Oilers.

Victorious Secret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 11:21 AM
  #133
Kellyr
Registered User
 
Kellyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Country: United States
Posts: 1,850
vCash: 500
I doubt there is anyone who thinks that this season is a success if they don´t make it to the playoffs.

Kellyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 12:51 PM
  #134
Dee Oh Cee
Registered User
 
Dee Oh Cee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Farmington
Country: United States
Posts: 6,378
vCash: 500
Expecting them to be a bubble team is setting very low expectations for yourself...which is fine because I know there are a lot of people who do that on purpose so they don't get let down as much.

Realistically, the team has a definite shot at the division title and should be expected to be cemented in as a playoff team. Certainly as others have said, it's hard to say what can happen in a season like this, but we should definitely expect to make the playoffs.

Dee Oh Cee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 01:12 PM
  #135
nickschultzfan
Registered User
 
nickschultzfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,890
vCash: 500
We will gladly burst a lot of bubbles this year.

I think a lot of that has to do with:

1) Nobody knows who Spurgeon, Stoner, Scandella, Brodin, and Falk are. They will all be important players this year.

2) Everybody hates Heatley. To most people, he's worth less than a standard 3rd liner.

3) 2nd line is actually a question mark right now.

nickschultzfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 01:35 PM
  #136
Hypno Toad
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern Minnesota
Country: Norway
Posts: 114
vCash: 500
If we were 1st in the NHL when healthy than imagine us healthy with Parise, Suter, and Granlund. A healthy Wild team with Koivu alone is a great team, imagine with these players! Heatley performing well is great too, but imagine the additions.

I can't wait because i can almost guarantee a Wild explosion.

Hypno Toad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 02:28 PM
  #137
Jaykay
Kuemperpedic
 
Jaykay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Country: United States
Posts: 3,088
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
I can't wait because i can almost guarantee a Wild explosion.
How does that compare to a Nyquist explosion?

Jaykay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 02:34 PM
  #138
this providence
Chips in Bed Theorem
 
this providence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 9,564
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaykay View Post
How does that compare to a Nyquist explosion?
More clean up.

__________________

After Meaningless Win - 3/29/12 - Game 77 | SoH-"Who knows, that could have cost us a Cup tonight." | Dooohkay
this providence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 03:34 PM
  #139
DeuceMN
Really?
 
DeuceMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chi-Town, Il
Country: United States
Posts: 1,993
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by DANOZ28 View Post
TSN has the wild ranked at only #20 http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/rankings/nhl/ i hope this hasnt already been posted.
What kind of a freakin bs joke was that?!?!

It looked as if a bunch of drunk anaysts got together and just threw darts at a list of teams to make the standings.

Just when you think TSN couldn't suck anymore than they always have...

I mean geesus!! Not even just the Wild, but almost all the teams?!?! And of course the pretty boys of the league, the pride and joy are number 1; gee that's a shocker... Let's not even consider that they lost a strong piece of who they are in Staal, and their d is worse than ours as well as their goaltending.

It makes me sick

Dallas above us...Really...

DeuceMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 03:39 PM
  #140
Dr Jan Itor
Registered User
 
Dr Jan Itor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MinneSNOWta
Posts: 9,945
vCash: 500
I think Dallas is a playoff team.

Dr Jan Itor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 03:42 PM
  #141
DeuceMN
Really?
 
DeuceMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chi-Town, Il
Country: United States
Posts: 1,993
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Jan Itor View Post
I think Dallas is a playoff team.
If Dallas is a playoff team, then we definitely are a playoff team.

Which I'm fine with... So, OK!

DeuceMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 04:17 PM
  #142
Karl
Registered User
 
Karl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The State of Hockey
Country: United States
Posts: 2,220
vCash: 500
I understand the hype surrounding the Oilers, but every year we hear watch out for Edmonton! But each year they disappoint and end up drafting first or top 5 in the draft. I don't have Eddy in the playoffs until they prove they can make it.

Karl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-16-2013, 06:00 PM
  #143
rynryn
Progress to the Mean
 
rynryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minny
Country: United States
Posts: 21,313
vCash: 50
oh power rankings, you so crazy.

rynryn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-17-2013, 12:55 AM
  #144
Northland Wild Man
Finnesotans?
 
Northland Wild Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 7,463
vCash: 500
I just heard that Melrose picked the Wild to win the cup this year.

Northland Wild Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.