Wild loses, but continues strong late push

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 5, 2012 - 1:47 AM

Its three-game winning streak ended, but the Wild again competed with one of the league's top teams.

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lindy_frank123Apr. 3, 1210:12 PM

Guess the "nay sayers" are happy. They lost...and will not be 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Still have fourth in sight.

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djm55422Apr. 3, 1210:51 PM

Everyone who posted two days ago was spot on. The Wild are trying to win games against teams that are mailing it in, because they are resting their squads for the playoff run. Winning games right now, and feeling proud, shows how clueless and atypical the Wild and Yeo are...par for the course for a Minnesota sports franchise. They need a shovel to compete with the Vikings, Twins, and T-Wolves for least relevant and poorest run franchise.

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wildforlifeApr. 4, 1212:14 AM

Another point, another draft position probably lost. 9th overall here we come again because you just know the Wild are going to beat Chicago and Pheonix to end the season pointlessly.

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JohnOrrApr. 4, 12 2:58 AM

I am an ex-North Star fanatic that moved to Los Angeles and when they moved to Dallas, I became a Kings fan thanks primarily to the Great One. I am a die hard Vikings and Twins fan. That will never change. I was at the Wild/Kings game on Saturday night (visiting my mother) and it was ironic that the first time I was rooting against a Minnesota team the Minnesota team actually won. The Kings absolutely dominated that game. They didn't start Quick and if they had, they would have won it easily. It was complete domination. Bernier is a great goalie prospect but he rarely plays under Sutter. If the Wild could trade for Bernier they would. He's that good. But he was rusty. I guess my main message here is that the Wild are not that good. The Kings are about twice as good. If the Wild are to get better, they need to draft high and keep those players. Don't trade them away. The Minnesota fans deserve a Stanley Cup period. But it is important to realize that the team that beat the Kings is not very good.

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lindy_frank123Apr. 4, 12 3:14 AM

Clueless? No there not clueless my friend. They know exactly what they need. GOAL SCORERS! No they won't get 1, 2 or 3 but still are in the running for 4, 5 or 6. Is there a number one that sticks out that much? Not this year...gotta go and get free agents that know how to play in the NHL already and have established themselves already...that have more than POTENTIAL.

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lindy_frank123Apr. 4, 12 3:17 AM

Chicago and Phoenix are both "jockeying" for positions and aren't going to just "lay down" for the Wild. They lose both and everyone that's been whining and complaining on here will be a little happier because they pick in the top 5. Give a break. It's a draft/or a crap shoot if you will.

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lakneeApr. 4, 12 8:10 AM

ARRey sez: Clueless would be the comment by 55422.

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notsidApr. 4, 12 8:15 AM

As usual, the Wild are playing well now that they have worked their way out of playoff contention, something that has been a tradition with them for many seasons.

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jpweisserApr. 4, 12 9:06 AM

where was this heroic effort in early February when they still had a great chance at the playoffs & had their sorry butt$ swept by the lowly Bluejackets?

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floridascottApr. 4, 12 9:07 AM

That makes it 6 wins in regulation in their last 30 games. With that putrid winning percentage one would think that Mr. Flahr would be looking at the top 2 or 3 prospects exclusively, but sadly no. Or hometown boys seem to be very skilled at not winning games, but still finding ways to accumulate meaningless, no actually detrimental points. Take a good look at the standing and you will see that CBus has 18 fewer points that the Wild, but our hometown heroes have managed just one more win in regulation. That's correct Columbus has 23 wins in regulation and the Wild has 24, good for 2nd worst in the league. Sadly though, your Minnesota Wild will not be drafting 2nd or even close to that, they will likely end up in the 6-8 spot. Oh well, at least the Wild will be able to use the momentum of late March/April for next year. I mean its not like the players will scatter all around the world to their respective off season homes in mid April only to return (that is the 60%-70% of the players on this years team that will be back for the 2012-13 season) 4 months later full of that MoJo and momentum that they gained in the final two weeks of this season.

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