Needed to give Smith a day off. Its like going on a losing streak in poker, take a few days off and let lady luck find you again.
Agreed. LOL didn't play bad after he came in the other night IMO, he kept us in the game. Rediculous call on the 3rd goal they got with the player on top of him, but what can you do. Bad breaks and good breaks go both ways throughout the course of the season.
Right back in desperation mode. Forced to play Babar when he shoulda started that Columbus game all along. Seems like the team was playing too aggressive in the first periods of the last couple games. Waaay to many odd man breaks. Maybe we should focus on NOT getting scored on in the first, rather than... being the one who scores first, I dunno.
PLEASE, Klesla, Schlemko, Chip, Dmo.. any of you, please come back!
GLENDALE, Ariz. - With Jared Spurgeon sick and unable to play tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Minnesota Wild are trying to find a defenseman to replace him.
Clayton Stoner, who injured his hip in a fight last month in Colorado, might be able to return tonight, but coach Mike Yeo said he will leave that up to Stoner. If Stoner can't play, the Wild hope to call up Tyler Cuma from Houston for his NHL debut. But there are some complications there, too.
Cuma was with the Aeros in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and flying back with the American Hockey League team to Houston this afternoon. If the Wild fly him to Phoenix, he'd have to land in Houston, collect his bags, board another flight for Phoenix and get from Sky Harbor International Airport to Jobing.com Arena - which is 17 miles north of the airport - in time for the game.
Stoner said he felt good after skating this morning, but hadn't discussed with the coaching staff whether he would play tonight.