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02-26-2012, 12:00 AM
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Lame Day Thread: Wild Vs. Josy 2/26/12 5:00 PM FSN North

Just before a predictable loss in Dallas Friday night, the Wild traded fan-favorite defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils. In return they received defenseman
Kurtis Foster ,
Wing Stephane Veilleux,

Wing Nick Palmieri,

a 2nd round pick and a conditional 3rd round selection.

New Jersey fans are estatic to receive a top 2 defensive pairing, PPQB, PMD for an array of spare parts. Wild fans everywhere cried out in agony as their beloved #3 was given the horrifying news that he had been moved to Jersey (a fate that one wouldn't wish on even their worst of enemies).

I'm going to walk you all through a few of my favorite Zidlicky memories, which I'm sure are yours as well.

The first highlight I will show you represents Zids' unquestionable heart. Noted goon Sidney Crosby was viciously attacking wild players, and only Marek was man enough to stand up to this horrifying monster of a player. Crosby has not played for most of the season, while i don't have the facts to back this up, I assume he's in jail for assault with a hockey skate.



While he did not win the fight, it still showed real courage and toughness to even stand up to a fighter in Sidney's class. This was not the first time Zidlicky defended himself from the league's goons. playing for Nashville Marek took on noted pugalist Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.



Again Zidlicky stands up to one of the toughest players in the league, players who most players wouldn't even dream of fighting. But Marek isn't all fists, He's also a brilliantly creative skater, with a shot that makes Chara jealous. He is the prototype for PPQB's and never missed a defensive assignment. If this team had 6 Zidlicky's, they'd be in first place.

These new faces will have big skates to fill, and will have to produce big to step out of the shadow left behind by Marek Zidlicky.

:
27-25-9, 12th, 63 pts
Lines:
Heatley-Brodziak-Setoguichi
Clutterbuck-Cullen-Palmieri
Powe-Christiansen-Johnson
Veilleux-Peters-Ortmeyer

Scandella-Spurgeon
Shultz-Zanon
Falk-Foster

Backstrom
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23-21-7, 7th, 71 pts
Lines TBD


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Excellent.

Let the No More Marek Zidlicky era begins.

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Marek Zidlicky.....we hardly knew thee.....

Excellent sarcasm though. Glad the whiner is gone now. Get some useful cap space and hell if Foster performs half admirably this year, re-sign him for a year or two until our defensive prospects make the jump.

Don't know whether to watch this tomorrow in hopes of a playoff push or skip half the games this year instead of spending my time watching Minnesota continue to go into a freefall.

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I will miss the 1st and probably the 2nd period of the game. I'm gonna go watch Mikhail Grigorenko and the Quebec Remparts game (once again) this afternoon.

I should be able to watch the 3rd period.

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Haha, you laid the sarcasm on so thick I could taste it. Bravo, sir! bravo!

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If we're gonna still try for the playoffs, we gotta start a run here. Not too optimistic, but we'll see.

Also, nice GDT.

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Very touching GDT

Let's see if I'm going to see this. Game starts 1:00 am here and I'm going to work again tomorrow. You should have some three day mandatory sick leave after every vacation. Just because of a stress reaction..

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Yea! Lets welcome back Foster and Veilleux with a win.

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Can't wait to see Veilleux again .... What a character? Eh?

Hope he sticks through the rest of the year. So many comical anecdotes are waiting to be read on Russo's blog.


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Kassian and Prosser sitting. Backs in net...(Russo)

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Well I'll be watching the message board to see what's happening. I'm working until 9 tonight.

This job...ugh

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According to Russo lines tonight look like this

Heatley-Brodziak-Setoguichi
Clutterbuck-Cullen-Palmieri
Powe-Christiansen-Johnson
Veilleux-Peters-Ortmeyer

Scandella-Spurgeon
Shultz-Zanon
Falk-Foster

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Not bad.

Also, Veilleux is an upgrade over Kassian that's for sure.

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i wanna see how palmeri looks, especially on 2nd line. i was hoping rau would stay another game or 2 but maybe they need him in houston more. lets keep falling in the standings and get a solid 1st rd pick in the top 10!

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According to Russo lines tonight look like this

Heatley-Brodziak-Setoguichi
Clutterbuck-Cullen-Palmieri
Powe-Christiansen-Johnson
Veilleux-Peters-Ortmeyer

Scandella-Spurgeon
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Not exactly good though...
I see more NHL players than AHL players up there. Even if some of the NHL players are troubled NHL players. I think our lineup is much improved. And the new guys should bring a lot of energy to a lineup that has long needed and infusion of such.

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I'm counting on the new guys to provide a spark for at least a few games. Foster and Woodchuck sound pretty excited about re-joining their former team.

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I'm counting on the new guys to provide a spark for at least a few games. Foster and Woodchuck sound pretty excited about re-joining their former team.

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I see more NHL players than AHL players up there. Even if some of the NHL players are troubled NHL players. I think our lineup is much improved. And the new guys should bring a lot of energy to a lineup that has long needed and infusion of such.
At this point does it even matter? It just makes everything feel like the team is going backwards - two guys back that most were happy to be rid of and moved on from. I'd rather have the kids getting time instead of two guys with a month left on their contracts that better not be back next season.

I'm not happy about having to watch Foster and Veilleux in Wild sweaters again.

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At this point does it even matter? It just makes everything feel like the team is going backwards - two guys back that most were happy to be rid of and moved on from. I'd rather have the kids getting time instead of two guys with a month left on their contracts that better not be back next season.

I'm not happy about having to watch Foster and Veilleux in Wild sweaters again.
The parade of AHL forwards we've seen this year have been for the most part pretty ****ing terrible and useless. Taffe did good on the top line with Koivu and Heater for a couple of games and Rau has a pair of game winners on Hockey Day in Wherever. Other than that its been a whole lot of zippity with no doo-dah. Nobody has really played up to an NHL level. The only AHL forward I want to see sticking with the team full time from this point onward is Kassian and thats just because he kicks ass and takes names and gives the team some energy.

And remember, Foster and Veilleux are essentially rentals. They are probably gone after the season, tho I could see Foster getting an extension since our D corps are still very very shallow.

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