Wild home woes -- painful for fans, painful for players

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 19, 2012 - 11:50 AM
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mgalaforetMar. 18, 1211:02 PM

Yes, the homestand is painful for fans. But its particularly painful for the people who put money towards a ticket for the games, and even more for STH's. mike how about writing a column about how you would feel if you actually had to pay for tickets, concessions, etc.

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bryologyMar. 18, 1211:47 PM

Keep playing for that second overall pick boys. Give us something to look forward to please.

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strib1991Mar. 19, 12 6:02 AM

"For us, it starts now for next year. For us in this locker room, we have to prove we want to be part of this organization, part of the future. So even if it's tough for us to get in the playoffs, you're always playing for something every night. I believe we can do very good things next year, but it's not just going to happen. It should start now to turn this thing around." NOW??? For NEXT year??? Ha, Ha!! This dribble is what the "loyal fans" have been getting for the last 3 months! Every game, same dribble. We've been waiting for "next year" for the last FOUR! When is the "next year" actually going to happen??? As long as they get their nice fat paychecks, they're happy. This team doesn't give a hoot about their fan base. Ask yourself, how have they proven otherwise. As fans who financially support this team in a tough economy with high gas prices, what are we getting back???? Nada.

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lkjh99Mar. 19, 12 8:17 AM

Edmonton is only 4 points back now. The Wild may end up with one of the top two selections in this years Draft. Don't decrease the Wild's lottery chances by winning meaningless games. Grigorenko or Yakupov would be a huge reason to attend games again.

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jakemanoMar. 19, 12 8:26 AM

Sunday's game was not painful in the least. We saw three goals. Best of all, we didn't blow it by winning. Winning isn't important right now. Getting Spurgeon and Scandella 25 minutes a game versus top lines is important. Getting a guy that seems to have some potential in Kampfer 20 minutes a game is important. I think having Palmieri in the NHL getting 12-15 minutes a game would make sense. It's tough on the goalies as they are not getting much help from the players, but Hackett has shown some nice skills and will be a very good backup next year and starter the following year. lkjh99 is on the money, we get one of those Russians and we will be looking good. Add in 6 of our young prospects (that haven't played in our org. yet) and a couple free agents...next year will be much better.

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jakemanoMar. 19, 12 8:28 AM

Saturday's game...I don't know why I was thinking Sunday...

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kballrdMar. 19, 12 8:37 AM

I agree with most the posts here..i am a little concerned, however, with our coach..dont tell me about injuries or the system or next year. In watching his in game interviews on the bench, post game, and quotes and our continued debacle to the bottom of the league(yes I know but a top draft pick), I am just a little worried of his competency, but hoping I am wrong..

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mjtousMar. 19, 1210:22 AM

I agree with EVERYONE who says do NOT win meaningless games! This team DESPERATELY needs a top two pick ! Koivu is a talent but no GABORIK! We need some high -flyin talent. Most teams have that ONE guy they build around and for us it was Marion,not mikko! Koivu is a great two way guy and a heeluva hockey player but we need at least one gamebreaker and you only get those with a top two pick. KEEP LOSING !

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sotsohockeyMar. 19, 1212:59 PM

Those of you who want the Wild to tank this year, better not complain when Suter or Parise decide to sign for teams that didn't miss the bubble by more than 20 points.

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cheiron55402Mar. 19, 12 3:12 PM

Remember when we didn't have goaltending problems?

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