I so want to be overly optimistic but as the season gets closer I keep being reminded of all the crushing disappointments Minnesota sports have brought me...
Don't get me wrong I'm still stoked for the season, hell I'm counting the minutes but if being a Wild fan (really any Minnesota team) has taught me anything it's to expect the worst... Last season I actually started to think we were something special I kept fighting the feeling to get excited, I knew it was too good to be true but in December I finally I embraced it! One week later we started the most epic slide in sports history... Injuries, blah, blah, blah... The fact is it went south...
This year I'm keeping my expectations low. VERY low...
I expect to be more entertaining and to not be the lowest scoring team in a decade anymore....
I can handle losses, I can handle missing the play-offs but what I don't want is those games where they're just so terribly uneventful that I start watching in fast forward.. I just want & expect some more exciting hockey...
Hopefully people stay healthy & we really are a contender but for right now I'll settle for just some good solid, exciting games...
Haha it's all good. I like that we have a lot of different expectations in here instead of just knowing that were in for another long mild season ( so you're telling me theres a chance ) Exciting stuff tomorrow night.
Zach Parise will struggle mightily in Minnesota to put up points, and Ryan Suter will not be the Suter we've come to know in Nashville, and will struggle without a partner of Weber's calibre, as the Wild miss the playoffs
- suter will prove that he can't produce at the same level without weber.
The Wild finish second in the west.
Granlund has a miserable debut campaign and is scratched several times.
-Minnesota finishes 1st in the West; Suter and Parise play well, but the real surprises and Granlund and Dumba, who are both Calder finalists
- The Calder goes to... Vladimir Tarasenko. Alex Galchenyuk and Mikael Granlund are the other nominees
Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup in a game seven overtime against Minnesota. Cam Barker does well with Vancouver.
at the very least make the playoffs and they ought to be true cup contenders in 1-2 years. I'm tired of the "rebuilding" "next year they'll get there," crap. the only thing that might make it a crap shoot is the shortened season and injuries, but even then this team should have enough depth so I don't even think I'd accept the injury excuse. this team needs to produce and it needs to start now.
even today I'm listening to kfan and Mileski said something about if the Wild don't make it this year then maybe in 3-4 years. good god, we've been hearing 3-4 years away for 3 seasons! if that's the case then my head is going to explode.
Last edited by CG5: 01-18-2013 at 10:05 PM.