Wild's battle is now on the inside

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 27, 2011 - 1:38 AM

After a rout by the Blues that was met with both boos and indifference, players huddled for a last-ditch reality check.

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schmidty2goMar. 26, 1111:18 PM

Outscored 37-9 in eight games.... lol. Richards will be fired but know this Chuck & Craig... we aren't dumb, you need to add TALENT to win.

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knight63Mar. 26, 1111:30 PM

Its time for Richards to go. No, he can't skate and backcheck and score, but too many times this season the boys have mailed it in. Unprepared, unfocused, unmotivated. That's a coaches job, to do all of the above. TR aint getting it done, and the team has quit on him and worst of all,us, the fans.

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bobo72Mar. 26, 1111:44 PM

The Wild were out-shot 47-16 tonight! I repeat, the Wild--playing the 13th place Saint Louis Blues AT HOME--were out-shot 47-16! What kind of coach allows this to happen to his $57M team??? What kind of GM puts up with such ineptness?! It's like Todd Richards tenure as Wild coach is ending just the way it began. Or, perhaps he's trying to mirror that stellar effort in the preseason this year? Nice, down-to-earth man, not doubt. But as an NHL hockey coach...well, what a loser.

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ac3100Mar. 26, 1111:46 PM

Chuck, as a season ticket holder, you have my blessing to blow up this overpaid below average team that I have financially supported for the last ten years. I'm not renewing next year. I just can't lay out this kind of money out anymore. Turn this ship around and I'll be happy to come back. This team is stuck getting the 10th overall pick and missing the playoffs every year. Definitely not a recipe for success.

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mrteethMar. 26, 1111:55 PM

It is sad that hockey has become irrelevant in MN with the Wild and Gophers missing the playoffs. At this point, all we can do is cheer on the UMD Bulldogs, and wait for the Twins to start.

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bobo72Mar. 26, 1111:58 PM

Not only have the Wild lost eight in a row, but they've only managed to win 5 of their last 20, and 2 of their last 13. What a playoff push, huh?

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Quixote71Mar. 27, 1112:07 AM

Lets see...no forcheck, no backcheck, no defense, no offense.... And the question was asked: "Has the team quit?" Yep, big question and the answer is very obvious Bruno. I wouldn't mind if they lost while playing a hard fought game. There isnt anything professional about this pro team right now.

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codger1016Mar. 27, 1112:23 AM

Richards doesn't want to use the word, but the scores from the last few games speak it loud and clear

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april24Mar. 27, 1112:33 AM

I was at the game and the line about "apathy" is correct. Obviously the players were apathetic but it has crept into the fans. Once Spurgeon pulled a Burns and made the pass that led to the tying goal it was almost as if it was expected. Every Blues goal after that there was hardly a groan from the crowd. I'm used to people being pissed after the Wild get scored on and being vocal and fired up to get the boys going. No more. Really sad. It's just shocking to me that this team would just mail it in like this. I played sports for years and never mailed it in because we loved the game too much. These guys are getting paid to play this game and play as if it's a burden. Again....sad.

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mnwildfan200Mar. 27, 11 1:24 AM

blow it all up and start from scratch

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