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04-28-2013, 03:00 AM
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I wish he was, at the very least, our backup.
Me too. But Bäckström showed tonight that he can get his **** together even after a nightmare game like the one against Edmonton. He's been overused and is past his prime, but I don't think he's going to be the reason we lose the Chicago series.

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04-28-2013, 04:29 AM
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Yay, we made the playoffs!

That's all I really have to say. My expectations for this season was to get in the POs and everything more from now on is bonus. The way we got in wasn't beautiful but we did it. I have bigger expectations for next year, but now I'm pretty satisfied.

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04-28-2013, 04:49 AM
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Would rather be facing Anaheim or Vancouver... but ok. Think of this as the first of many playoff series vs Chicago to come!

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04-28-2013, 07:00 AM
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Would rather be facing Anaheim or Vancouver... but ok. Think of this as the first of many playoff series vs Chicago to come!
Awwww yeah. Minnesota vs Chicago. Let's rekindle this classic rivalry!

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04-28-2013, 07:35 AM
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Awwww yeah. Minnesota vs Chicago. Let's rekindle this classic rivalry!

SECORD SUCKS!

I really hope that at practices this week Yeo approaches every player one on one and lets them know that they have been written off, that people say they have no chance against the Hawks, they shouldn't even be in the play offs.

I would make absolutely certain Parise, Suter, Backs, Seto, Pommers all know that people say they don't compare to Kane, Toews, Hossa.

Plant a big ****ing chip on their shoulder and then just cut them loose and let the chips fall where they may.

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04-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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Yay, we made the playoffs!

That's all I really have to say. My expectations for this season was to get in the POs and everything more from now on is bonus. The way we got in wasn't beautiful but we did it. I have bigger expectations for next year, but now I'm pretty satisfied.
You took thoughts right out of my brain. This is exactly how I feel. Not saying we won't give Chicago a headache, even a mild one, but just making the playoffs this year is incredible. Next year will be the year where expectations are higher. We can complain if we don't claim a top seed in the playoffs. This year, we succeeded just enough in this shortened season. I am happy.

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04-28-2013, 09:13 AM
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Random but i was watching replays of last nights game

and i just noticed that the showed 2 Wild fans celebrating and they were wearing some jerseys from my old high school (Jefferson) ... So sick!


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04-28-2013, 09:30 AM
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How big was Backstrom last night? Huge game from him after a couple of very shaky games this week! If the Wild have any hopes in the playoffs he will need to stand on his head to give us a chance.

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Wow great catch with the uniforms!

Yes, Backs will have to be huge. He needs to rest up now.

ETA: I just watched the highlights of the game on nhl.com. If you watch that, you will see how big of a game Backs had. Wow, he had some great saves. Check it out over there if you haven't seen it yet. He came up huge last night.


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04-28-2013, 09:47 AM
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Not sure when it starts, but they need to get him some rest before this series starts.

I have no illusions that they'd win the series, but if Backstrom plays well I think we steal a few games.

Think the thing I'm truly most excited about? Getting the kids some playoff experience. That's going to be huge.

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04-28-2013, 11:04 AM
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Yes so happy for guys like Brodin and Zucker.

Right now I am rewatching the last 10 minutes of the third. I was so dang nervous last night I was watching with my hands practically covering my face. I actually still feel nervous on the rewatch too.

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04-28-2013, 11:16 AM
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How big was Backstrom last night? Huge game from him after a couple of very shaky games this week! If the Wild have any hopes in the playoffs he will need to stand on his head to give us a chance.
Backstrom won that game for us last night. One of his best games.

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04-28-2013, 11:19 AM
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Backstrom won that game for us last night. One of his best games.
Big time. Everything happens for a reason. Maybe he really was pulled against Edmonton to get some rest for last night? Seems weird to think about but he really didn't have to play a back to back essentially. He was not super tired last night. Man, all the saves he made in the last 10 minutes is incredible. There's so many shots I don't even know how he sees. He was a monster last night. This guy does deserve an extension just based on last night alone. He was massive. We literally played like we were on a PK for like 7-8 minutes last night. Backs just took us on his shoulders and carried us to victory.

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04-28-2013, 11:58 AM
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He gave up 3 goals on 5 shots. If they had won the Eddy game he probably would have sat against Colorado.

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04-28-2013, 12:34 PM
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Backs usually plays lights out after a game he's been pulled in. Think he did it a couple times this year too

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04-28-2013, 12:36 PM
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He gave up 3 goals on 5 shots. If they had won the Eddy game he probably would have sat against Colorado.
Had we won the Eddy game, we'd also be the 6th seed and not the 8th.

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04-28-2013, 01:17 PM
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Backstrom won that game for us last night. One of his best games.
On the same token, Varlamov made some outstanding saves as well

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04-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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Varlamov was absolutely spectacular. I'm pretty sure if their 2nd goal stands, he stonewalls us out of the playoffs.

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04-28-2013, 01:47 PM
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It really is insane to think that if the league hadn't bailed us out with that clear 2nd goal, we would be out.

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It really is insane to think that if the league hadn't bailed us out with that clear 2nd goal, we would be out.
I think it's fair to say that the Wild caught a break with that call, but don't think it's fair to call it a clear goal. Kobasew's right skate is off of the ice and swinging towards the Wild goal.

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04-28-2013, 02:04 PM
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It really is insane to think that if the league hadn't bailed us out with that clear 2nd goal, we would be out.
Toronto's usually pretty good at those types of calls. I'm guessing they had multiple angles that proved Kobasew used a kicking motion.

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04-28-2013, 02:05 PM
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Backs usually plays lights out after a game he's been pulled in. Think he did it a couple times this year too
He also usually plays lights out against Edmonton at the X.

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I think it's fair to say that the Wild caught a break with that call, but don't think it's fair to call it a clear goal. Kobasew's right skate is off of the ice and swinging towards the Wild goal.
Wasnt the call on the ice a goal?

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Wasnt the call on the ice a goal?
The ref who called it a goal was over ruled and the on ice call was no goal.

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And we hit 1000.

With the mixture of postgame talk and playoff talk, take it up in the series thread.

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