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Game #6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ YOUR MN WILD- Tuesday, 1/29/13 @ 7:00 pm CST

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01-29-2013, 11:22 AM
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I think with those two still together with Seto, Seto gets a goal tonight.
/Bold Prediction.

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01-29-2013, 11:24 AM
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Awesome. Looking forward to seeing them.

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01-29-2013, 11:33 AM
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#mnwild on ice and Brodin skating with Suter on top pair Gilbert with stoner
I like this. Please stay.

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01-29-2013, 11:35 AM
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I like this. Please stay.
Heck yes.

Suter - Brodin
Stoner - Gilbert
Scandella - Falk

I'm guessing on that bottom pair? And then when Spurgeon is back, he'd probably take Falk's place, no?

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01-29-2013, 11:48 AM
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Mustwin.
I see pressure.
I see struggling.
I see fighting.
I smell blood.
I can hear the success.
I see dozens of goals.
I see heroism.
I sense magnificence.
I can see the New Dawn...

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01-29-2013, 11:57 AM
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Heck yes.

Suter - Brodin
Stoner - Gilbert
Scandella - Falk

I'm guessing on that bottom pair? And then when Spurgeon is back, he'd probably take Falk's place, no?
Yep that's the bottom pair. Falk would sit out when Spurgeon gets back, not sure if they'd juggle pairs more after that though.
All I know is Brodin has been lights out so far and deserves top-pairing minutes. See if he can handle 20+.

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01-29-2013, 12:00 PM
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Must win. We better ****ing win.

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01-29-2013, 12:05 PM
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Suter - Brodin.
It's good. Suter doesn't have to (try to) take care of everything. I think he puts too much presssure on himself right now. Free Suter!

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01-29-2013, 12:32 PM
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And they wondered what Suter would do without Weber..... The hockey gods have spoken.

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01-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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After getting out-coached by Trotz, Babcock and the Hitch, imagine Yeo getting out-coached by TR? Last time CBJ was in town, didn't they win? Native Minnies may be a bit ambivalent about who wins because after all TR is one of their own. I know it sounds funny but I would rather have power forward Gillies replacing Cullen on any line. Based upon results thus far, I am guessing someone on the 2-4 lines gets an assist, but only because they were on the power play.

This is crazy talk. Dude's the enemy.

This whole "Minnesota native...blah blah... most Minny natives don't give a rats ass. That's just some pr crap to hopefully sell an article or two more to some fool who knows nothing of what's going on.

And let's keep this whole thing real. We're going into our 6th game after changing out a huge portion of the damned team!

Yes, expectations are high, shortened season, no excuses, all very important, let's not step too far away from reality and remember this team has had no chance to gell yet, and that is always a huge part of winning teams.

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01-29-2013, 12:54 PM
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Just like the Wild was the best team in the league last year, right? Guess Suter's not winning the January Norris.

I like Suter with Brodin. At first we thought Suter would be a nice crutch for his D partner, but he's still adjusting and getting confidence. Remember how hit and miss Gilbert was last year? Suter gets a steady D partner in Brodin who can skate and move the puck. Gilbert will bail out Stoner who has brick hands, Scandy and Falk are each okay with the puck. Kind of ties in with my "stack the forwards, balance the D" theory.

With Spurge back, I might like to see:

Suter - Spurgeon
Gilbert - Brodin
Scandy - Falk/Stoner

Roll those pairings, bias the ice time for the first two, don't make anyone play 30 minutes.

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01-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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...And I just said Scandella - Gilbert on another thread.

Oh well, I like this more actually.

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Crazy that we're now talking hockey across multiple threads vs a month ago...nothing.

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01-29-2013, 01:24 PM
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I'm a bit concerned about pairing Suter with Brodin. If anything, this is going to mean more ice time for Suter, who I think has been looking a bit overexposed. I'd rather see Suter and Brodin on separate pairings, each playing 20 min, than creating a pairing that Yeo will be tempted to roll for 30 min.

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01-29-2013, 01:31 PM
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Crush them!

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01-29-2013, 01:32 PM
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Some tidbits from Russo's blog

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The theory by some I know well in the game is that Suter got so accustomed to Shea Weber clearing guys in front of the net that that is why he seemed to disregard Johan Franzen in Detroit on that Pavel Datsyuk winning and Vladimir Sobotka on the St. Louis winner. Obviously that’ll need to change.
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Yeo wasn’t happy with Mikael Granlund’s game without the puck the past two games, especially in St. Louis, where he stopped playing him down the stretch. Yeo met with Granlund to talk to him about his play without the puck and a harder compete level defensively and “just a shift in focus, ‘let’s get back to doing those little things right,’ and the offensive side of it, the skill part, that’s always going to be there for him.”

This is honestly all part of the adjustment for a rookie getting used to a new league. These 48 games will make Granlund a better player in the future. He says he is learning what he can and cannot do and get away with the NHL.

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01-29-2013, 01:35 PM
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Suter needs minutes so he can adjust to the system and feel comfortable. And he signed for 13 years, we had better adjust to him as well. 20-25 is ideal IMO.

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01-29-2013, 01:44 PM
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gilbert has been doing terribly these last couple games, at least last game against st. louis he looked dreadful. too bad this isnt the pairing

suter-brodin
scandella-stoner
falk-gilbert

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01-29-2013, 01:44 PM
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I have a feeling we'll see Granlund's first multi-point. I'm expecting a big win tonight.

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01-29-2013, 01:57 PM
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Backstrom confirmed to get the start. Dunno if I should be worried...

The Wild are actually 3rd in the NW division with the Canucks picking up a loser point last night, and the Oilers winning their game against Colorado. Glad that didn't turn into a three-point game.

Light 'em up, boys!

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01-29-2013, 02:12 PM
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Backstrom confirmed to get the start. Dunno if I should be worried...

The Wild are actually 3rd in the NW division with the Canucks picking up a loser point last night, and the Oilers winning their game against Colorado. Glad that didn't turn into a three-point game.

Light 'em up, boys!
Yea, this was put up when those games were in action or towards the end. Fixed now.

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01-29-2013, 02:13 PM
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Figured as much, man. Just thought I'd post a reminder since I didn't see the update in the OP.

Good GDT by the way.

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01-29-2013, 02:19 PM
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your GDT ****ed up my computer. i refuse to scroll over


i had such high hopes for Gillies.

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01-29-2013, 02:20 PM
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Backstrom confirmed to get the start. Dunno if I should be worried...

The Wild are actually 3rd in the NW division with the Canucks picking up a loser point last night, and the Oilers winning their game against Colorado. Glad that didn't turn into a three-point game.

Light 'em up, boys!
You should be worried with Backstrom. Good when younger, and in a defensive-oriented system. But under Yeo and at an advanced age, at best he is an average NHL goatender. Things to watch for: how quickly he goes down - too early; once he is down how long it takes for him to get back up, or move when down; and how slow he is side-to-side. Pretty evident on shoot-outs the past several years, but also seeing a youngster like Hackett play last year.

Russo seemed to infer Suter/Brodin may be a long-term pairing. If it works out that way, then I could see Gilbert/Marco, then Falk/Stoner with Spurgeon on third line.

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01-29-2013, 02:23 PM
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I know it sounds funny but I would rather have power forward Gillies replacing Cullen on any line.
I want whatever you had for dessert when you made this comment..

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