Wild youngsters get put to the test

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 23, 2011 - 12:59 AM

Thursday's Wild preseason victory was all about evaluating young players.

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mn218puckfanSep. 23, 11 8:05 AM

It looks like the D position is coming down to a race between Hendry & Prosser. If Lundin's back spasms continue then Scandella makes team, until Lundin is healthy. Is the way I read the story.

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puckluck77Sep. 23, 11 9:24 AM

I'm rooting for Nate, the Elk River Grad. coached by Mr Sarsland. Got to see him play quite a bit in high school. Probably the best D guy the Elks have had since Paul Martin. He learned young that hard work gets things done. Thats what good coaching will do for ya..

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mn218puckfanSep. 23, 1111:10 AM

When my local team was in Sect 7 I got to see Elk River play a lot, Prosser is good solid player. Puckluck77 help me out about 4yrs ago, Elk River had a defenseman that was a Gopher Recruit last name began with an M, I think?. Never played at the U. What was his name and did he play any where?

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lheckenlSep. 23, 1111:46 AM

It all starts with the D. Goals will come this year. Top 4 finish is looking quite possible (until Burns and Gaborik get hurt...wait a second...)

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puckluck77Sep. 23, 11 3:27 PM

218, that be.. Brandon Martell, he was going to be a Gopher at one point. May have gotten injured or something, ended up in USHL with Tri-City Storm, then to NAHL Fairbanks, then the USHL again Fargo Force, currently a Jr. playing D at Ohio State.

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