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10-13-2011, 12:50 PM
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10-13-2011, 12:55 PM
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For the record, I'm amazed more people haven't named themselves after Mighty Ducks characters.

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10-14-2011, 01:50 AM
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I was surprised there was still an original Duck name available. Going in I figured I'd have to settle for Kenny Wu or Russ Tyler.


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well we were kind of hoping the lack of success for our other pro franchises (excluding the WNBA) would pique a little interest in hockey again...

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another in the long line of fans hoping the Wild make a play for Parise, i see.
There is a bit of a perfect storm element to this time. It isn't just the lack of success in other sports that got me interested in the NHL, it's the addition of an actual top line and the job Chuck Fletcher has done stocking the cupboard.

If Parise happened I'd certainly be excited, but honestly that choice was mostly made because I really haven't paid the NHL much attention for a few years.

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10-14-2011, 05:34 PM
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Question for people who know things about hockey, and where to find said things on the internet.

As I mentioned, I'm a big hoops fan, and I've been really interested in the statistical revolution that's gone on across sports over the past decade or so. I've read that the so called advanced statistics are less useful in hockey, that mostly what they've been able to find out is that possession is ridiculously important. Unfortunately, that's about where my understanding ends, and opinions seem pretty split on how to put together a team and draft/develop with that in mind.

Are there good sources of information for some more in depth statistics out there? The only site I really know of is puckprospectus. Is there anywhere else I can go to learn more?

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10-14-2011, 07:04 PM
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Question for people who know things about hockey, and where to find said things on the internet.

As I mentioned, I'm a big hoops fan, and I've been really interested in the statistical revolution that's gone on across sports over the past decade or so. I've read that the so called advanced statistics are less useful in hockey, that mostly what they've been able to find out is that possession is ridiculously important. Unfortunately, that's about where my understanding ends, and opinions seem pretty split on how to put together a team and draft/develop with that in mind.

Are there good sources of information for some more in depth statistics out there? The only site I really know of is puckprospectus. Is there anywhere else I can go to learn more?
There isn't a Wild-specific advanced hockey blog (honestly if someone wanted to do that it would be a nice niche) but here are some intros to advanced hockey stats.

http://www.arcticicehockey.com/2009/...uestions-about
http://www.matchsticksandgasoline.co...-corsi-fenwick

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10-20-2011, 12:29 AM
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Thanks much, I'm in the process of making my way through it. I also sprung for the Puck Prospectus PDF, although that's a bit of a disappointment, there's some interesting stuff in there. I wasn't expecting a Wild-centric stats blog, although that would have been cool. Is the best source for the stats themselves behindthenet.ca ?

One thing that puzzles me, and it may be a stupid question, but is there anywhere that keeps track of rebounding/controlling loose pucks? I realize that it would be pretty labor intensive to keep track of, but I ask because rebounding's proven to be a fairly decent indicator of several things in terms of basketball (athleticism, BBIQ, hands). It seems like it could do the same in hockey (indicating something like hockey sense and/or quickness), or at the very least help break down possession beyond zone time and shots on goal. Strikes me as odd that it wouldn't be available for the NHL.

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Age: 25
Location: Rochester MN
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Mikko Koivu
Fav Current Wild: Mikko Koivu
Fav Non Wild Players: Aleksander Ovechkin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Milan Lucic (countryman), Jeff Skinner
Fav Wild Prospect: Jonas brodin (quite intrigued by the pick want to see more from him)
Fav Non-Wild Prospect: Nick Bjugstd
Fav Movies: Fight Club, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Slap Shot, Full Metal Jacket, many more
Music: Rock
Hobbies: gaming (ps3) fishing, MTG
Fav food: shredded pork
Fav Beer: Erdinger
Fav Wild moment: Bruno schooling Roy,
How long I have been a Wild fan: Since begining of franchise
Origin of screen name: used to play World of Warcraft instead of "for the horde" came up with for the wild
Jerseys owned: Alt Green Koivu, Red Cullen
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Kids: 2
MTG? Is that what I think it is???

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11-01-2011, 11:27 PM
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Age: 20

Location: Duluth

Fav Current Wild: Devin Setoguchi (Love his style of play)

Fav Wild Prospect: Jason Zucker Kids got game

Music: Bands: Pretty much any kind of music

Hobbies: Hunting fishing

Fav food: Pizza

Fav Beer: Bud light

Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Been a hockey fan all my life and when the wild came naturally i became a fan of theirs

Fav team besides the wild: Bulldogs of course

How long I have been a Wild fan: Always have been

Jerseys owned: One, Old Roloson jersey

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11-02-2011, 04:30 AM
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11-04-2011, 02:33 PM
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Name: Tapsa
Age: 35
Location: Vantaa, Finland
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Kari Takko (I was always Kari Takko, age of 10 or something, when we played street or outdoor hockey with friends..)
Fav Current Wild: Niklas Backstrom (made me a Wild fan..)
Fav Non Wild Players (current): Teemu Selanne (not always), Jarome Iginla, Nicklas Lidstrom, Martin Brodeur, Miikka Kiprusoff, Tim Thomas, Pekka Rinne..
Fav Wild Prospect: Mikael Granlund
Fav Non Wild Prospects: -
Fav Movies: The Thin Red Line, There Will Be Blood, Requiem for a Dream, Hellboy, Starship Troopers..
Music: 60's 70's.. blues/rock, Hendrix, SRV, Neil Young, Janis Joplin..
Hobbies: Floorball (check the Wikipedia ) and football (soccer in your language ) and fishing
Fav food: Seafood pasta or a very good steak
Fav Beer: Karjala
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: When Backstrom made it, I'm kind of goalie guy..
How long I have been a Wild fan: from 2006 or so..
Origin of screen name: My hometown and W from Wild + year of birth.. Very very stupid screen name, but had to figure something fast..
Jerseys owned: Only one Wild T-shirt, friend of mine bought it from NY...
Married?: Yes
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11-04-2011, 03:10 PM
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11-18-2011, 03:25 PM
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Name: Joe
Age: 21
Location: Burnsville, MN (currently in NY at college)
Favorite Wild: Koivu
Favorite Wild prospect: Granlund/Scandella
Favorite Movies: Remember the Titans and Anchorman
Favorite music: Pretty much everything
Hobbies: Lacrosse is pretty much my life besides Minnesota sports
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite beer: Bud light
Favorite Wild moment: Gaborik's 5 goals or coming back from a 5-1 deficit against Chicago in 2010
Jerseys: Red Koivu and green Clutterbuck

Thats about it nothing too crazy.

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11-18-2011, 06:11 PM
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12-01-2011, 12:37 PM
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Location: St. Paul, MN

Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Wes Walz

Fav Current Wild: Koivu, Yeo count?

Fav Non Wild Players: Toews, Oshie, Frattin (Sioux Fan), Buff, Kane

Fav Wild Prospect: Granlund

Fav Non Wild Prospects: Not sure.

Fav Movies: Inception, Tron

Music: Everything

Hobbies: Playing hockey, Snowboarding, COD.

Fav food: Davannis Calzone

Fav Beer: Honeywiess

Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: 2003 playoff run. Was amazing

How long I have been a Wild fan: Beginning

Origin of screen name: Initials + a number I pulled from nowhere.

Jerseys owned: Jagr Euro Jersey.

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12-01-2011, 01:43 PM
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Name: Lar
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Location: Helsinki, Finland
Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Mikko Koivu
Fav Current Wild: Mikko Koivu
Fav Non Wild Players: Loui Eriksson, Teemu Selänne, Patrik Elias, Matt Moulson, Chris Neil, Jarkko Ruutu
Fav Wild Prospect: Mikael Granlund
Fav Non Wild Prospects: None in particular
Fav Movies: Alfred Hitchcock movies, favorites include Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much. I also enjoy film noir movies from the 40's and 50's.
Music: My music taste tends to ebb and flow, but at the moment funk and all of its sub-genres, jazz, house, electro to some extent. All-time favorite bands/artists include Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock and Frank Zappa.
Hobbies: Music, poker, video games
Fav food: Japanese cuisine, sushi is my weakness
Fav Beer: I'm not that picky when it comes to beer, but lately I've been drinking Sol and Tiger.
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Mikko Koivu brought me here, plain and simple. I also love the underdog story going on here...
How long I have been a Wild fan: 2010
Origin of screen name: stems from an old inside joke involving Susan Boyle, Dan Boyle and Brian Boyle
Jerseys owned: Zero
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Kids: Nope


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Fav Non Wild Players: Toews, Oshie, Frattin (Sioux Fan), Buff, Kane
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Fav All time Minnesota player (Wild or North Stars): Boogaard
Fav Current Wild: Latendresse
Fav Non Wild Players: Okposo, Carcillo, Vanek, Chara
Fav Wild Prospect: Mikael Granlund
Fav Non Wild Prospects: Bjugsted
Fav Movies: Any old Kevin Smith Comedies (View Askew: Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, etc.)
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Hobbies: playing hockey, watching hockey, NHL 12.
Fav food: Burritos
Fav Beer: Summit Anniversary Ale
Fav Wild moment/how I became a fan: Their first playoff run. My age was just too young to ever watch the north stars, but old enough to like hockey before the wild existed so I was a Sabres fan until the Wild showed up. The Wild's run at the cup was what brought me in.
How long I have been a Wild fan: 2000
Origin of screen name: Lack of creativity. And my standard name of choice was too long for this forum's settings: "The Greatest Poster Alive"
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12-01-2011, 05:10 PM
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12-01-2011, 05:51 PM
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Name: Adam

Age: 18

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

Favorite All Time Wild Player: Backstrom

Favorite Current Wild Player: Backstrom

Favorite Non-Wild Players: Tim Thomas, David Backes, Brent Burns, and Rick Nash. Also the retired Peter Forsberg.

Favorite Wild Prospect: Finnish Baby Jesus of course

Favorite Non-Wild Prospects: Screw all of em'

Favorite Movies: Jackass Movies, Dirty Harry Movies, and Saving Private Ryan

Music: Rock and Metal with the Scorpions being my favorite band

Favorite Food: Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs, they're all good

Favorite Beer: Don't drink

Favorite Wild Moment: The big comeback against Chicago, I was at the game

How I Became A Fan: I was an Avalanche fan my whole life up until Patrick Roy retired. Then I kinda lost interest in them and both my dad and I switched to the Wild post-lockout. Living in Minnesota my whole life it's only natural.

Origin of Screen Name: Kind of makes it obvious which team I'm rooting for.

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12-01-2011, 07:02 PM
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Ha. Awesome. I like you already. Now you got some back up for when the Sioux get bashed. Kinda been defensless against it this year so far though. They haven't been good. But CC sweep looks good.

Think we need to find this list and burn it. Can you post anonymously for when I post pro Sioux on here? ha

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12-01-2011, 07:11 PM
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Ha. Awesome. I like you already. Now you got some back up for when the Sioux get bashed. Kinda been defensless against it this year so far though. They haven't been good. But CC sweep looks good.

Think we need to find this list and burn it. Can you post anonymously for when I post pro Sioux on here? ha
Yay! Another Sioux fan.

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Your in GF. I grew up in EGF. I used to work parking at the Ralph. Just moved to St. Paul a little over a year ago.

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