RIP Eyedea, but as it is the Wild are big shots after Tuesday's 6-1 6-2 victory over Vancouver. Feeling good after a bag skate earlier in the week, tonight's game against Edmonton begins a two game, two day road trek in the Great White North and is the second contest against the Oilers in a week. Minnesota is hoping that their newfound attitude is not an one game deal and are looking to make a statement. Edmonton, 4-2 losers to Minnesota last Thursday, are coming off a 5-3 loss to province rival Calgary but have been off since Saturday. Eager to prove themselves, the young Oilers have plenty to prove at home after not playing to their potential at the X. This has the makings to be an interesting game, so until then....
Timeless, Machiavellian and a proponent of greed, the Wild will be playing a role of taking anything that they can. And then some. Minnesota is looking to take the Oilers to cleaners, but just remember, lunch is for wimps (sorry Latendresse).
Look, greed is good Niklas Backstrom...
Young, ambitious and a little naive, the Oilers are looking to win by any means necessary. While Edmonton does not have all the knowledge and skill, they do have a connection at the airport and are very persistent. In fact, if you look in the dictionary there would be a picture of Taylor Hall under the word.
This picture's also under the phrase "next week."
Either way, they are looking to take down Gordon Gekko Minnesota even if it costs them in the end. And it does. Seriously, have you seen Daryl Hannah lately?
If you've seen the movie, this makes sense. If not, there's probably symbolism somewhere like maybe someone's in the doghouse.
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"Will beats skill when skill doesn't have enough will."
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Last edited by GopherState: 10-21-2010 at 11:18 AM.
Reason: Vancouver score - thanks Dee Oh Cee!
Well 6:57 CDT is first pitch so we'll get a good hour and a half and something good to turn to during stoppages/intermisions or if the game goes south for the Wild. Pitching matchup will once again be epic.