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#1 TheLeviathan

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:13 AM

Best in the West!  We need a thread to talk about these guys!

 

I'm really, really impressed with this team.  12 good forwards every night, 6 good d-men every night, an amazing goaltender. 

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:53 AM

Stanley Cup bound

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Well, there's that.

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#3 Willihammer

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

The season is unfolding in such a perfect way. They were able to ride Dub's early on because they had a good amount of off days, now they have had a flurry of games but everyone else is picking up the slack. And, just in time, 3 days to rest.
And yeah this club has a ton of depth. No stars but they seem to have no weaknesses either. I think Parise has the worst +/- on the team for cripes sakes.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:03 AM

Eric Staal has been a pleasant surprise this season where they finally have a 1st line C to build around. Let's hope coach Boudreau can help this team go far in the playoffs.

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#5 TheLeviathan

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:03 AM

Scary how good they could be if Parise finds his way back to his normal status.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:29 AM

This has been a fun season so far. Very impressive. However, they're still don't have that game changing scorer, and they'll need one of those if hey want to win a cup. If they want to go all in, time to call Burnaby Joe and see what it might take to bring Matt Duchene aboard. 

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#7 TheLeviathan

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

Do they need a surefire scorer though?  And what price do you pay?

 

I'm not convinced they do.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 12:54 PM

I don't think we'll see any major moves happening. Seems like everyone is on hold until the expansion draft for the new Las Vegas team next year.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

I don't think we'll see any major moves happening. Seems like everyone is on hold until the expansion draft for the new Las Vegas team next year.


I think that will actually lead to more major moves at this year's deadline.

Sellers will be willing to move players that they won't be able to protect in the expansion draft.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

I don't really know what to say about these guys. They are f-word-ing cruising right now. Making mince meat out of a very successful Oilers team on the road fresh off the break. This is the most formidable minnesota team I've seen in any sport ever (I'm 28). I mean...is this the team?!

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:04 PM

What a time to shutter Wildextra...ugh.

Oh well.

Yes, Wild look amazing right now, no real "holes" they could always use another "pure scorer" but maybe Pominville can continue to provide that (last solid 10 games or so)

Key now is HEALTH, HEALTH, HEALTH! Esp with:
duby
Suter
Staal
Koivu
Zucker

IMO
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:04 PM

Qualifying statement: there have probably been some good Vikings teams, but I really wouldn't know.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

Sorry to clutter the thread, but does anyone else find the Delay of Game signal a little...'zieg-heily'? I don't care for it.

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#14 DaveW

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:09 PM

Qualifying statement: there have probably been some good Vikings teams, but I really wouldn't know.

Yeah they are no 1998 Vikings.... which maybe a good thing ;)

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

13:2 odds to win the Stanley Cup.... Best (or worst, if you're betting on it) odds in the league!

This team right now is the best Wild team ever. It's nice to see a collective effort every game, where they don't have to rely solely on one guy to produce.

I'm also glad to eat crow about Granlund... He's made a big jump this year that I thought he would never make.
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:48 PM

So, the St. Louis blues are giving Mike Yeo the keys to the car. He's now supposed to pull a moderately talented team, swimming in veterans out of a prolonged mid-season slump.

Huh.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

I liked Yeo, he seemed like a good guy.

 

But isn't this Wild team nearly identical to the one he was forced to abdicate last year? And here I thought it was Chuck Fletcher this whole time. Not that this run definitively settles that debate.

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

I think Yeo is way too "system" minded. He does not make dynamic decisions and he clearly doesn't manage people very well. Boudreau is a pro. 

 

That said, it was Yeo's first job. Maybe his time with Hitch has helped him with the finer aspects of leadership. 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

Yeo's downfall was giving veterans the benefit of the doubt, and having a very little leash with young players... Sounds familiar! 

He stubbornly put Pommer on the PP when he was clearly struggling, and created a divide in the locker room. He had to go.

We'll see if he learned his lesson. At least St. Louis is littered with veterans to cater to.  

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, I really don't see things working out for Yeozie in this situation. 

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