'Hungry' after lost season, Latendresse shows up slimmed down

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 5, 2011 - 2:28 AM
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bhrnew1lSep. 2, 11 8:22 PM

I like the article as it starts out with "Hungry" If you remember when Fletcher signed Mister Latendress to two years I said that was one too many and I am not talking about hamburgers here. When Fletch talks about errors a two year contract was too long for him, your better off paying him a bunch for a 1 year deal.... Another reason to read my posters

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wildforlifeSep. 2, 1111:37 PM

I guess this means we'll have to start making fun of Dustin Byfuglien from now on. My question is will he keep the weight off for good or will he pull a Delmon Young and gain it all back next offseason?

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bobo72Sep. 2, 1111:41 PM

I see Yeo's already caved to a player, Setoguchi. Bad move. PMB needs to be on that first line, after the way he played at the end of the season with Mikko. And with his superior playmaking, he could set up Heatley for 40 goals this year. Who is going to set up Heatley now? All Setoguchi does is shoot. And Mikko's half the playmaker PMB is. Dumb move. Setoguchi should be on the second line, with Cullen and Latandresse.

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wildforlifeSep. 2, 1111:57 PM

@bobo72 Not really. Both Lats and Seto are shooters that will probably score more goals than assists so what good would having both of them on the same line do? Not to mention Cullen would have to set both of them up and he's no where near the playmaker Koivu or Bouchard is. What some people don't realize is that Heatley isn't all about goals, he can be a good playmaker as well. 26 goals last year and 38 assists. We need a good playmaker setting up both Lats and Seto and the only way to do this is to have them on seperate lines along with Koivu and Bouchard being on seperate lines.

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twagner89Sep. 3, 1112:22 AM

Playing against that Powe, Brodziak, and Clutterbuck line is going to be a real pain for opponents this year. Talk about hitting non stop

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nsjohn130Sep. 3, 1112:51 AM

@bobo72 so it's all about Heatley getting 40? You do realize that PMB just might set up Lats for 30 goals on that second line.

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bhrnew1lSep. 3, 11 1:19 AM

DearJohn130, As much as it might be fun to talk about Heatley the only guy that holds they keys to help the Wild make the playoffs this season is GLAT in my opinion. I believe he can make up for the rookie coach being in place this year again if he is healthy all year. Talent can make up the guys not wearing skates but are part of the team

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nsjohn130Sep. 3, 11 2:37 AM

brhnew I agree, Glat needs to come with his A game and be as threatening to the opponents as Seto or Heater will be. If that top line works out, then look out for the PMB-Glat connection. I admit ill miss the old Hlat-Glat thing that was beautiful but now we have two lines that can score- three if you count Clutter on line 3 with a very very capable Brodz and Powe.

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mn218puckfanSep. 3, 11 7:08 AM

I'm glad Heater and Seto are on the same line. Makes sense they skated on the same line the last two seasons. With the way Koivu works down low and having two guys out front who can finnish this could be one lethal line.

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mn218puckfanSep. 3, 11 7:16 AM

Russo thanks for choosing my question to ask Coach Yeo. His answer was very insightful to what we have down on the farm. I can't believe the turn around in the franchise since Leopold and Fletcher have taken over.

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