Scoggins: Wild a team of so many words, so few deeds

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 11, 2012 - 8:22 AM

"We weren't mentally prepared," a player said, and that part was obvious. Less clear: Why it happens and how it could.

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bhrnew1lFeb. 10, 1210:56 PM

Nice Story Chip, I said 3 years ago when I read that uncle Leo had allowed the old memories of hard work, honesty, etc to be erased from the walls outside of the locker room that the old management worked very hard to establish. I thought that was a horrible sign of what was to come and we have all seen it in the players effort,the new management has no leadership or direction that can only be put in place by higher management like Leo or Fletch and not Mister Yeo

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hammersteinFeb. 10, 1211:42 PM

This is the same theme bemoaned by Lemaire and Richards ... accountability, preparation and effort. Funny thing is, Jacques had a pretty talented team and it was obvious, during his last two seasons, that he couldn't wait to get out of here!

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strib1991Feb. 11, 12 6:40 AM

Well said and very direct. If what it takes will be to "step on the logo", then let the entire stadium of fans come through there and pluck it to shreds.

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mgalaforetFeb. 11, 12 8:08 AM

I was going to say change the logo to a turtle. Slow moving, hides in its shell, etc. But in the old story of versus the rabbit, that turtle got to the finish line, and in first. But then again, a turtle may be appropriate. The roadkill kind because this team seems to have been run over many times, and Fletch/Leo are certainly taking there time, at the expense of the long-suffering ticket-buyers, to make this team better.

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gfooteFeb. 11, 12 9:19 AM

The Wild needed to make changes in Dec not now. A veteran coach would have been the answer rather than a minor league coach. As fans we knew this year wasn't going to be good but with them winning early our expectations went to high. Unload some dead wood and bring in a sure scorer not just more of the average player.

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technowildFeb. 11, 12 9:21 AM

Solid poster Chip. The Wild need to do what we here in the northwoods call walkin the talk. There all weirded out if someone walks on the carpet which was made to be walked on and lord knows theres enough money in Uncle Leo's chest of gold to buy another one if it gets dirty (or rent a Rug Doctor) but they can't show the kind passion that they have for carpeting when there on the ice. They are trying to be like the 1975-76 North Stars (tough but loveable) but what they need to do is start walkin the talk and quit protecting the carpeting like the plastic on grandma's furniture !!!!! Copyright © 2012 technowild™ ☺

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misternoallFeb. 11, 1210:11 AM

I agree Chip has a solid poster today- Boy Chip is speaking Leos language about trading dead weight, that would so so exciting for him to set his sidekick free Fletch allowing him to use one of the two proven skills he is capable of which is draft and cap management. The North Stars thought the way Uncle Leo thinks exactly, no doubt that the North Stars was talented and played some entertaining hockey but they were lazy and had poor focus from the upper and on ice management for many years....... The Wild are safe because the St Paul fans will buy season tickets to the circus if it was available

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misternoallFeb. 11, 1210:18 AM

Hammerstein- please, Lemaires team he had the second year the team was in existence had more offense, look at the stats. What is Grandlund going to do for the power play Hammer - you have as sexy of a bunch of last names on the ice as we have ever had here with our power play unit...

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lynxstarFeb. 11, 1211:06 AM

Here's a suggestion.. Let's get rid of that Putrid Christmas Tree looking Logo all together. Worst Colors/Logo in all of sport IMO.

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btaleenFeb. 11, 1211:19 AM

The lack of scoring from Setaguchi, I think, comes from the players/talent around him. He played with some pretty skilled players in San Jose. Here the cupboard is pretty thin at best.

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