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02-09-2012, 01:18 PM
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Don't forget to LIVE CHAT with the FSNorth Girls during the 2nd period tonight.

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Makes me wonder who runs this team, the Head coach, or the Koivu.
Sounds like the same problem with Mittens from last year.

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02-09-2012, 01:36 PM
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Don't forget to LIVE CHAT with the FSNorth Girls during the 2nd period tonight.

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Oh, yeah, I'll def be there for what will no doubt be a thrilling live chat with some people I care so much about.

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Sounds like the same problem with Mittens from last year.
He needs to stop being so ****ing picky about his linemates. Cant he handle being on the "second" line with someone else with the BNJ line clicking? Cant he bend a little for you know, the team? Make me seriously question his credentials as Captain, especially now that the Wild are starting to click without him in the lineup.

This just has "bad game" written all over it, with a huge lineup shakeup like this that we just didnt need.

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02-09-2012, 02:01 PM
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Makes me wonder who runs this team, the Head coach, or the Koivu.

Also how did we start using the name Slugo?
How quickly we forget the difference between Richards and Yeo. We're talking about a coach who benched Seto during a losing streak when we were missing most of our top guys. We're talking about a coach who isn't afraid to tell it straight even if it means upsetting his players. Maybe Koivu is running the team. But maybe not. Yeo hasn't looked like the kind of coach who would allow that. Besides, that top line didn't look so hot the last game or two.

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02-09-2012, 02:31 PM
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How quickly we forget the difference between Richards and Yeo. We're talking about a coach who benched Seto during a losing streak when we were missing most of our top guys. We're talking about a coach who isn't afraid to tell it straight even if it means upsetting his players. Maybe Koivu is running the team. But maybe not. Yeo hasn't looked like the kind of coach who would allow that. Besides, that top line didn't look so hot the last game or two.
Nothing looked hot against Columbus. I'm willing to write that off completely. But the HBJ line is the first line combination I've seen from this team in years that is a consistent threat to score every damned time it is on the ice. It is a fun as hell line to watch, and I personally think Yeo is out of his god damned mind breaking it up in favor of the tired old Heater-Koivu-Seto line that just produces defensive shift after defensive shift because it cant get out of its own zone much less get into and sustain pressure in the opponents zone.

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Won't be able to watch the game tonight.

I'm getting dragged to a Vietnamese restaurant... Bar... Thing.

Chances are, they're not going to have hockey, or TVs, or food that I'm interested in eating.

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Yeo strikes me as the kind of guy who will "let the other guy win" in a disagreement over direction, then wait for it to fail so he can say "I told you so." After that, whenever there's a disagreement he'd say "yeah well, remember the last time we disagreed and we did what you wanted? How did that work out?"

Or maybe that's just my passive aggressive side projecting upon others.

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02-09-2012, 02:39 PM
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I agree that Yeo is a big step up from Richards. However ... Yeo sending Seto to the pressbox for one game wasn't all that courageous IMO. It came after Seto blew off a team meeting. I think a lot of coaches are going to come down on a player who does that.

As for Koivu, I don't think he is dictating who his linemates are. On the other hand I do think that a 30something rookie HC is going to do what he feels is necessary to keep Koivu happy. Thought Yeo explained his rationale for bringing back the Heater-Koivu-Seto line pretty well yesterday.

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02-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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In what world does "I want to keep multiple scoring lines, so I put all of our scorers on one line" make sense?

I mean, I hardly question the guy at all, but how can anyone say he justified things well?

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02-09-2012, 03:25 PM
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02-09-2012, 03:26 PM
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Oh, yeah, I'll def be there for what will no doubt be a thrilling live chat with some people I care so much about.



He needs to stop being so ****ing picky about his linemates. Cant he handle being on the "second" line with someone else with the BNJ line clicking? Cant he bend a little for you know, the team? Make me seriously question his credentials as Captain, especially now that the Wild are starting to click without him in the lineup.

This just has "bad game" written all over it, with a huge lineup shakeup like this that we just didnt need.

Let's not put blame on The Koivu without knowing for sure this is his decision. I don't believe it is and even if that is what he wanted, I don't believe Yeo would do anything other than what he wanted. Yeo is not a pushover and I do not believe Koivu is a very selfish player.

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02-09-2012, 03:30 PM
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Koivu needs to be with Seto to get him going. Heatley just confuses Koivu when they're together for some reason, forces bad passes like "Hey I've never had a good player on my wing so I'm going to try to force it to you when its not even there even if i have a wide open shot, im not going to take it"


But I agree with some nucks fans, Koivu actually makes this a respectable team again. lol.

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Won't be able to watch the game tonight.

I'm getting dragged to a Vietnamese restaurant... Bar... Thing.

Chances are, they're not going to have hockey, or TVs, or food that I'm interested in eating.
Try a pork banh-mi if they have it. Vietnamese food is mighty tasty by the way, it could surprise you

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I don't mind Koivu and Heatley together but I would like to see Johnson instead of Gooch there. I can see what he might be hoping for and seeing if that will jump-start Gooch a bit; it's not a bad idea.

I know the Johnson-Brodziak-Heatley was doing well, but I also remember Koivu-Heatley doing well before Koivu got injured, and between Brodz and Koivu, Koivu definately is the greater skilled player. If Gooch doesn't start scoring, I hope Yeo throws all-star Johnson up there. That would be a strong and nasty line...

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Sounds like the same problem with Mittens from last year.
Yeah... putting our #1 center with the only 2 top 6 wingers this team has is a terrible idea.

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02-09-2012, 04:01 PM
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Nothing looked hot against Columbus. I'm willing to write that off completely. But the HBJ line is the first line combination I've seen from this team in years that is a consistent threat to score every damned time it is on the ice. It is a fun as hell line to watch, and I personally think Yeo is out of his god damned mind breaking it up in favor of the tired old Heater-Koivu-Seto line that just produces defensive shift after defensive shift because it cant get out of its own zone much less get into and sustain pressure in the opponents zone.
Woah....woah.....woah......in years? That line was together for how many games? Pretty hard to make that conclusion based on such a small sample. That's like those who voted Cullen and Brods MVP when they had their hot streaks. But Cullen turned to ice (in regards to scoring) and Brods cooled off as well. Remember how unbelievably SICK the Heater-Koivu-Seto line was during preseason. It was crazy good. Looked like the biggest threat we had in forever. Hockey porn! Yet guess how that turned out. Was the HBJ line good? Yes. But were they the best line this team has had in years that was a consistent scoring threat? That'd be one massive assumption based on not enough evidence (as in number of games.) If you're answer is yes, then the same can be said for the HKS line during preseason.

And yes, I know preseason is "lighter" competition, but that line (at the time) was SICK! And for the record.....I'm not thrilled with the HKS line being put back together right now either. They're usually stuck in neutral or reverse.

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x2! I just seem to bring the bad luck with betting, and I bet on the Wild!


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In what world does "I want to keep multiple scoring lines, so I put all of our scorers on one line" make sense?

I mean, I hardly question the guy at all, but how can anyone say he justified things well?

These are Yeo's comments from the Strib:

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“We have to make sure with Mikko coming back, he’s such an important part of our team, that we surround him the right way,” Yeo said. “Putting him with Seto and Heater gives us a chance to get that line going and contributing. ... We need more than one line scoring right now. This time of the year, you need lines to go out and be real solid defensively. Lines that can go out against top players. But you need different lines contributing.”

He said it was a tough decision to break up the Heatley-Kyle Brodziak-Nick Johnson line, but he says it's important to surround Koivu with top players because he's so important and that he feels Heatley is playing so well right now, it'll help Koivu.

Erik Christensen will move to wing with Matt Cullen and Cal Clutterbuck. Yeo believes that gives the line a Pierre-Marc Bouchard makeup on the wing, and that trio was an effective line. Brodziak and Johnson looked like they would play with Carson McMillan, which means Brad Staubitz, Warren Peters and Darroll Powe will be a line.
I thought those were reasonably good explanations as to his decision making process.

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In what world does "I want to keep multiple scoring lines, so I put all of our scorers on one line" make sense?

I mean, I hardly question the guy at all, but how can anyone say he justified things well?
Hey, Cullen, Clutterbuck, and Christensen have combined for a whopping 3 goals since Dec 31.

Maybe they're practice superstars.

Also, if you're one of those people who buys the idea that Seto is a top six player, it's an awesome idea. It's like having two top lines!

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Jeez...if you take out Heatley and combine the other 5 guys, they have a whopping SIX goals in a combined FORTY SIX games this calendar year.

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Jeez...if you take out Heatley and combine the other 5 guys, they have a whopping SIX goals in a combined FORTY SIX games this calendar year.
The sad thing is that's only six more goals than Latendresse, Bouchard and Gomez have in 2012.

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The sad thing is that's only six more goals than Latendresse, Bouchard and Gomez have in 2012.
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