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03-02-2013, 01:24 AM
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Rupp isn't a goon. Be mindful of what that word really means.
Sorry. Rupp. A very slow big man that can occasionlly pot the puck once in a blue moon. But is mostly known for his size and power. Does that sum him up.

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Sorry. Rupp. A very slow big man that can occasionlly pot the puck once in a blue moon. But is mostly known for his size and power. Does that sum him up.
Yep.

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I'd have to disagree Talon. Konopka brought something that the Wild have never been great at. Winning a faceoff. Not bad for a 4th line tough guy. I like him for that. I don't like tough guys but if he can win faceoffs.
The Wild are great at faceoffs this season - top 5 in the league in fact... and that's with Konopka in the pressbox more often than not.

Point of fact, every center on this team is very good int he faceoff ciricle, so Konopka doesn't even help there.

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Sorry. Rupp. A very slow big man that can occasionlly pot the puck once in a blue moon. But is mostly known for his size and power. Does that sum him up.
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The Wild are great at faceoffs this season - top 5 in the league in fact... and that's with Konopka in the pressbox more often than not.

Point of fact, every center on this team is very good int he faceoff ciricle, so Konopka doesn't even help there.
Really? How bad was this team at faceoffs last year. Konopka is a beast in the circle. I havent looked at the actual stats.

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03-02-2013, 03:21 AM
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Where did the improvement come from?

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03-02-2013, 03:22 AM
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No one became a good center overnight. Or maybe they did?

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03-02-2013, 03:24 AM
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Certainly Granlund hasnt helped much. Kovu Cullen Brodziak must of grown leaps and mother f ing bounds

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The Wild liked Konopka for a reason. He could win faceoffs. something we sorely lacked

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03-02-2013, 03:36 AM
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How is it we can suck one year and be dominate the next with basically the same crew.

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Certainly Granlund hasnt helped much. Kovu Cullen Brodziak must of grown leaps and mother f ing bounds
I think Granlund has done well with faceoffs actually, not sure what his % is though.

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I think Granlund has done well with faceoffs actually, not sure what his % is though.
It's 49,7%, according to this: http://espn.go.com/nhl/statistics/pl...on/league/west

Meanwhwile, Koivu is 51,7%, Cullen is 55,6% and Brodz is 54,2% on the dot.

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Certainly Granlund hasnt helped much. Kovu Cullen Brodziak must of grown leaps and mother f ing bounds
Granlund's FO% is fine, considering it's never been one of his strongest suits and he's still learning.

Here are some FO stats for this season:

Koivu, 424 FOs taken (6th in the entire league) , winning-% 52.1
Brodziak, 300 FOs, won 54.7%
Cullen, 178, 55.6%
Granlund, 145, 49.6%
Konopka, 109, 59.6%

Final stats from last season:

Brodziak, 1429, 49.5%
Cullen, 1178, 53.2%
Koivu, 1123, 52.3%
Peters, 465, 54.8%
Christensen, 302, 52.6%

These are all from NHL.com

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03-02-2013, 08:16 AM
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i hope we see this lineup vs edm.

Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Zucker - Cullen - Granlund
Heatley - Brodziak - Coyle
Rupp - Konopka - Mitchell

Suter - Brodin
Falk - Gilbert
Stoner - Spurgy

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Brodin on the #1 PP, Zucker & Granlund on the 2nd.

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Faceoffs are kind of meaningless when nobody can handle a puck.

I like Rupp more than Powe. Didn't think I would. Rupp can play hockey better, even though he is slower. He's just more effective on the ice.

Honestly I would break up Parise and Koivu at this point. Just mix something up.

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03-02-2013, 08:38 AM
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Faceoffs are kind of meaningless when nobody can handle a puck.

I like Rupp more than Powe. Didn't think I would. Rupp can play hockey better, even though he is slower. He's just more effective on the ice.

Honestly I would break up Parise and Koivu at this point. Just mix something up
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Yeo will never stop that party, especially when the 2nd line seems to be the only one clicking almost the whole 60 mins.

we will prob see this tomorrow

parise koivu heatley
zucker cullen setoguchi
mitchell/granny brodz/granny coyle
rupp brodz/granny mitchell/granny

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03-02-2013, 09:11 AM
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Really? How bad was this team at faceoffs last year. Konopka is a beast in the circle. I havent looked at the actual stats.
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Certainly Granlund hasnt helped much. Kovu Cullen Brodziak must of grown leaps and mother f ing bounds
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The Wild liked Konopka for a reason. He could win faceoffs. something we sorely lacked
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How is it we can suck one year and be dominate the next with basically the same crew.
Wow.

Last season Wild's combined FO% was 51.2%. That was 8th best in the league. This year it's 53.0%, which is enough for 3rd place. Talk about sucking at faceoffs.

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Yeo will never stop that party, especially when the 2nd line seems to be the only one clicking almost the whole 60 mins.

we will prob see this tomorrow

parise koivu heatley
zucker cullen setoguchi
mitchell/granny brodz/granny coyle
rupp brodz/granny mitchell/granny
This is what I'm expecting to see as well. Granlund will play center, though. It's become rather obvious that they want him to play center right from the start. Whether that's actually the best way to go is left to be seen.

I love Konopka and he's a fine 4th line C, but he really needs to stop taking dumb penalties. Last night a clean hit pissed him off so badly that he took an instigator penalty. Just no, no and no. The PK's good, but penalties like that are so unnecessary.

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What I would like to see:
Parise-Koivu-FBJ
Zucker-Cullen-Seto
Heater-Brodz-Coyle
Rupp-Konopka-Mitchell.

Brodin-Suter
Brodin-Brodin
Brodin-Brodin.

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Certainly Granlund hasnt helped much. Kovu Cullen Brodziak must of grown leaps and mother f ing bounds


Koivu and Brodziak have been unreal in the circle their whole careers. Especially Brodziak in his Wild tenure. And Cullen has been above average.

Now go take a look at Granlund's FO numbers..above average. And he's a rookie..only getting better.

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What I would like to see:
Parise-Koivu-FBJ
Zucker-Cullen-Seto
Heater-Brodz-Coyle
Rupp-Konopka-Mitchell.

Brodin-Suter
Brodin-Brodin
Brodin-Brodin.
I really like this forward lineup.

Love the defense.

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Rupp has been great here for us. Heck of a trade by Fletch..wonder what our record is since that trade??

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Yeah Rupp has been very good. Good trade by Fletcher.

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i hope we see this lineup vs edm.

Parise - Koivu - Setoguchi
Zucker - Cullen - Granlund
Heatley - Brodziak - Coyle
Rupp - Konopka - Mitchell

Suter - Brodin
Falk - Gilbert
Stoner - Spurgy

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Brodin on the #1 PP, Zucker & Granlund on the 2nd.
These lineups are something what Id like to see in game. But maybe Bouchard is better for 3rd line than Coyle thought

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Yeah Rupp has been very good. Good trade by Fletcher.
Looks better and better.

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