Wild juggles lines, but Luongo still unsolvable

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2013 - 6:38 AM

Minnesota pulled within one goal late in the second period, but the Canucks goalie turned away several third-period chances.

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hockey9592Feb. 12, 1311:52 PM

This team can’t score! Yeo needs to go. Let’s get a fresh face to salvage any chance we have at the playoffs

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caferevFeb. 13, 1312:03 AM

This much talent and we've scored EIGHT goals in the last SIX games??? More dump and chase nonsense tonight. It was disgusting. (And for those of you that buy Fletcher's excuse that they're not playing dump and chase, I dare you to compare tonight's highlight package with the Nashville game highlights, where the Wild played much more of a possession game.) At some point, something has to change, other than random line switches that baffle all of us. (Charlie Coyle demoted from the first line and Heatley moved up just for the hell of it? Wasn't Heatley stabilizing the second line?) I was a big backer of Yeo's coming into this season, but I have to believe that the issue isn't that 20 guys all can't score but instead they way their being used and being force to play. This is nonsense, and it needs to change, or this franchise is destined for dire circumstances. People just won't come back after another losing campaign. Not unless Fletcher plans on signing Malkin and Crosby this off-season. I say bring in Marc Crawford. He can't do any worse than this bag of hot air.

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lindy_frank123Feb. 13, 1312:06 AM

Why would they get Mactavish? They've already passed on him once before. Fletch doesn't look good with this hire. Crash the net...puts someone in front of the net to tip pucks. Do something. But to go 10 minutes without a shot? Come on.

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caferevFeb. 13, 1312:06 AM

@McCrackin If you're hoping for goals, McTavish is the LAST guy you want to bring in. He's Lemaire Light.

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jimiekFeb. 13, 1312:15 AM

Even losing teams used to get 30 to 35 shots on net. What the hell hapened? I think the NHL needs to look at olympic sized rinks---open things up a bit. They are not filling the seats anyway. The defensive schemes really make for boring hockey.

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ChasmannFeb. 13, 1312:16 AM

Cant win if you dont score, and you cant score if you cant hit the net. Way too many misses of wide open shots at the net, that go wide, and are not deflected by any defenders. Some target practice may be in order?

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april24Feb. 13, 1312:18 AM

GOALS, GOALS, GOALS......this team needs to score. I can not figure it out. They played well but, as usual, can't put the puck in. I'm sitting here watching NHL Tonight and I see other teams are able to go into the offensive zone, make plays, and put the puck in the net. For the Wild though that isn't how it works. I can not understand it. It's almost like a psychological thing at this point. Also, quit calling for Yeo's head, it's so predictable. The coach can't help it if his guys aren't scoring so firing him would have no effect. Logic dictates that the floodgates will open at some point, I just hope it's before the Wild are eliminated from playoff contention.

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FLUXERFLIXER Feb. 13, 1312:20 AM

This team has no scoring at all. I am tired of the YEO experiment. Its time we get some experience on this coaching staff. Not farm team coaching experience, but NHL Coaches!

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jdubya12Feb. 13, 1312:56 AM

Dump and chase doesn't work when you are trailing. Yeo doesn't have this team playing up to their potential, not at all. I am not one to call for a coaching change at the first sign of trouble, but Yeo is not doing a very good job with this team. The bottom 1/3 of the league is not where this team should be.

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strib1991Feb. 13, 13 5:55 AM

Sad, sad, sad. This team just can't get it together and I blame the coaching staff. I've said it before, Minnesota is the place where talent comes to die. They've put out nothing but boring *yawn inducing* games. Where's the Minnesota Wild of yesteryear???? NEW COACH NEEDED! PLEASE APPLY!

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