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02-28-2007, 09:07 PM
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This is why Wes Walz is the ****

http://www.startribune.com/1330/story/1030155.html

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"More important than bringing in some guy making $5 million at the trade deadline is to make sure you're pulling on the rope together," Walz said. "We lived it '03. We beat two All-Star teams that year [Colorado and Vancouver]. I'm not concerned at all playing teams better stacked with stars. It doesn't guarantee you anything."



hence the avatar. Feel free to jack it and sport it until we're done. credit goes to OTH for it, btw.



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Nice avatar Deuce


That really is a rallying cry isn't it?

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03-01-2007, 05:20 PM
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Walz has always been a favorite of mine. I'm torn as to who I want for the captain in March, him or Parrish.

I really like the heart that Walz has displayed lately. He wants this so badly he can taste it. If only some of our highly paid "superstars" would take a page from his book.

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03-01-2007, 11:15 PM
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Real valid point made by Mr Walz there. He's exactly right you can't buy a Stanley Cup ring, Example. New York Rangers of about 3, 4 years ago, thinking they would always land the biggest name available, Bure, Lindros etc and never even getting a sniff in the playoffs for all those years. In 2003 when the wild won those 2 series, I could be wrong, but I think their team salary that year was around 33, or 34 Mill... combined. One of the lowest payrolls in the league at that time, but of course the Phillys, Toronto, Colorado, Detroit's, n Rangers would all go the way to try and bring in the highest named allstar to think they could win. Detroit n Colorado were successfull only cause they added those key veteran peices, Hull in detroit 2002, and players like Ray Bourqe in 2001.

I thought Walz has been an underrated player for awhile, he's been around the league awhile he's seen a few things and knows what hes talking about. What kept his game thriving for so long, besides his strong defensive mindset, is his speed he can create chances break through checks n not get held up trying to do it and he can also score the odd goal, players like that are valuable come spring.


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watching Walz as an opposition fan, I'm surprised he isn't mentioned more in Selke talk. The guy is stellar defensively and has underrated offensive skills.

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watching Walz as an opposition fan, I'm surprised he isn't mentioned more in Selke talk. The guy is stellar defensively and has underrated offensive skills.
He was a finalist a few years ago.

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He was a finalist a few years ago.
Yea I remember him being there, I meant more around HF and stuff. I guess because there aren't as many Wild fans here, and more fans = more player recognition. The guy is one of the most versatile forwards around.

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I think many will agree with my prediction that Wes will be a in the organization long after he retires. It's obvious to me that he has the qualifications to coach.

Who knows? Maybe he will be the man that replaces Lemaire?

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watching Walz as an opposition fan, I'm surprised he isn't mentioned more in Selke talk. The guy is stellar defensively and has underrated offensive skills.
That's the thing about the Selke- I really think he was a finalist in 03 because the Wild were a great story at the time, so he got alot of people's attention.

If you're team doesn't get any attention, then you won't either, regardless of how well you shut down the opposition.

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That's the thing about the Selke- I really think he was a finalist in 03 because the Wild were a great story at the time, so he got alot of people's attention.

If you're team doesn't get any attention, then you won't either, regardless of how well you shut down the opposition.
I've often thought sorta the opposite - I think one reason Walz seldom gets much serious Selke buzz is because he's on a squad that's notorious around the league for their team defense. People just say, "Oh, Walz? Well, sure, he plays for Lemaire. What else do you need to know?" I think he gets lost in the crowd here, whereas on many other teams he'd stand out like a diamond in a bowl of peanuts.

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Not sure either theory is right, but I'd lean more towards the "feel good story". Usually there is a need for a team to generate attention (finish strong in the regular season) in order for individual trophies to be handed out.
Playing on a defensive team isn't likely to lessen a chance of a Selke- Lehtinen x 3 Selke winner played for a defense-first team in Dallas.
As far as generating noise, or having a good season- there are:
Rod Brindamour in 2006 for the Canes (Cup Champs),
Kris Draper in 2004 (Wings were #1 in Central Div),
Lehtinen in 03 (Dallas Stars were 1st in Pacific),
Mike Peca in 2002 (Isles were 2nd in Atlantic),
John Madden in 2001 (Devils were1st in Atlantic),
Yzerman in 2000 (Wings were 2nd in Central),
Peca in 1997 (Buf 1st in Northeast).

I think the same could be said for Hart, maybe few other trophies.


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Walz is the man.

Nice avatar Deuce, I think I will use it. Did you make it yourself?

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I think it's all about his puck eating pants, personally.

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I guess walz is missing the part where the wild added.

demitra, parrish, rolson and have gaborik.

That's more talent than the canucks right there

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I guess walz is missing the part where the wild added.

demitra, parrish, rolson and have gaborik.

That's more talent than the canucks right there
ahhh, but you are forgetting Luongo>>>>Demitra, Rolston, Parrish.

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I hope we play the Preds in the playoffs. They are overrated, and Walz is always all over Forsberg like white on rice.

Deuce, I like your avatar too.

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Too bad wild rice isn't white...

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Too bad wild rice isn't white...





the avatar isn't mine, someone over at the wild.com boards made it.

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