Wild lacks closing touch as skid hits seven

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 27, 2011 - 7:49 AM

Colorado tied the score late in the second period and controlled the third, sending coach Mike Yeo's team searching for answers.

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pacmannickDec. 26, 11 8:25 PM

Blane it on the Wolves fans

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diogenesnyDec. 26, 11 9:11 PM

The pregame meal must have been turkey - the Wild were practically sleep-walking out there, and the Avalanche was spending so much time in the Wild zone they could have built igloos.

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hammersteinDec. 26, 11 9:48 PM

Another Wild player injured by an opponent's cheap shot? Let's see if SHAMahan does anything this time.

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floridascottDec. 26, 1110:07 PM

After reading all the comments this last week here at Star Tribune I just figured since Number 9 was returning it would be an easy 4-1 Win. Guess not. After all he did lead the Wild to a 12th pace finish in the Western Conference last year and a 13th place finish in 2010.

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jabuyerDec. 26, 1110:30 PM

Two thoughts on tonight's game. First, this is actually what I expected of the Wild this year. Low scoring, ok on D, good gtending Heatly scoring and them losing more then they won. And this is where you see what the Wild can do w/out Lats. I felt he was the key to a winning season. I am pleased that they did so well in Nov.-Dec, but this is the part of the season when the teams with real talent start to charge. Look at Boston, for example. SO way to go Dany and we'll get them next time.

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JABACABDec. 26, 1110:31 PM

First time in the history of the NHL a team has won 7 straight and then LOSE 7 STRAIGHT! Wow- When it comes to record STATS, Minnesota teams sure no how to get them and in the most embarrassing way. Winnipeg-Another border rival started all this.

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jabuyerDec. 26, 1110:36 PM

Second, If Shanny does not give supplemental discipline to McLeod, this head shot thing is a sham. But I'm more unhappy about idiotic Greenlay trying to explain why it's not bad! What a moron! Leave it to an ex-gaoilie not to understand if you are going to take the defenseman into the boards from behind, you are supposed to keep him up. McLeod sticks a hand out and instead of wrapping Spurgeon up, he pushes him straight into the boards. Clear boarding and the refs called it as such. With the head contact he should sit extra games. And idiotic Greelay makes it sound like it's Spurgeaon's fault. What a buffoon!

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lindee114Dec. 27, 1112:04 AM

Greenlay's the reason I turn the sound down on the tv and listen to Kurtz & Reid. He Really loves Colorado. Maybe he should go there.

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washburnlkDec. 27, 1112:28 AM

Florida: Did Mikko give you a snuggy in high school or something ? I don't think you saw anyone here saying MK was Gretzky reincarnated, he just happens to be a REALLY good 2 way center and one of the top players on this team. Get over your feelings of inadequacy.

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jdtconlineDec. 27, 11 3:03 AM

Pluses: Falk (except his missed hip check in the 1st, which was embarrassing,) Palmer, Koivu, the whole 4th line (I think Staubitz actually had his best game.) Minuses: Lundin, Cullen (worked hard, as usual, but puck control was not good, and the 3rd goal was nearly solely on him... bad missed opportunity on forecheck, & two badly ineffective backchecks led to Wild being out of position,) PMB (other than goal, wasn't on his game), officiating (way too many mystery calls,) and the horrible, horrible cheap shot by Mcleod.

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