Wild offense absent in loss to Flames

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 2:54 AM

Dany Heatley was put on the third line, a move that failed to provide a spark to him or his team.

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wisstinks4Feb. 23, 1311:50 PM

All the shots are from far away and they have no offense to go to the net. This team is hard to watch almost as bad as Tubbys basketball team. Not sure why but the Wild still seem out of synch. Yukky hockey. I hope its a payback game vs. Calgary at our place. Lets win a few in a row and separate from the crappy Western teams.

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bhrnew1lFeb. 24, 1312:07 AM

Dear Mister Yeo, is it in the teams best interests and why to glue Koivou and Parise together, couple you please provide an answer ? I am really curious

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knight63Feb. 24, 1312:14 AM

One step forward (Oiler game) and two steps back (tonight).. and still, no finishers. Will it ever end?

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lindy_frank123Feb. 24, 1312:34 AM

Good point made about getting closer to the net and shooting and how bout putting someone in front for a rebound or deflection? Crash the net a little too. That's how you win in the playoffs and regular season. Finally, Heatly is taken off the first line. He hasn't deserved that status all year...course neither has Parise or Koivu...create another first line. This ones' not working. I mean Calgary? Lowly Calgary? You have to beat those teams. Watch highlights/and Wild fans I know you don't like them of the Stars. They get up front in front of the goalie and aren't afraid to get physical. It's a physical conference guys. Time to join the party.

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knight63Feb. 24, 1312:39 AM

Parise has got to wonder what he got himself into here.

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caferevFeb. 24, 1312:40 AM

Nothing changes if nothing changes. The truth is, we're more than a third of the way through the year and we're on pace for another bottom-third in the conference finish, the fourth in Fletcher's four-year GM tenure. And, Yeo continues to deny that it might be the coaching staff's approach to hockey that is most problematic, and he continues to scramble lines every time anyone has a bad shift, micromanaging the team into funk status. Although I'm glad Jacques Lemaire doesn't coach here anymore, I can't help but remember what he did with marginal talent--the way he got them to buy into his system and succeed, for the most part. Now, I look at the talent this team has--and it has PLENTY--and wonder what a guy like that might be able to do, only in a figurative sense, of course. Yeo and his staff simply aren't getting the job done. And if you want to go a step further, you need to do a helluva lot more than be good at drafting to keep your job as an NHL GM. You need to be good in the FA market, good in the trade market, and select the right coaches. The verdict is still out on whether Chuck Fletcher can do any of them well, other than perhaps draft. And even then...Granlund looks nothing like what we were promised, and Zach Phillips, another #1, looks YEARS away from the NHL...if he ever makes it. Yeo AND Fletcher will be out of a job if this team continues on this .500 pace. Perhaps it's best that Fletcher man up now and going looking for someone with experience that can actually get the most of these players. THIS ISN'T WORKING!

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caferevFeb. 24, 1312:43 AM

@knight63 You looked at his point total over the last 12 games? I think it should be the Wild wondering what the hell they got THEMSELVES into. That's not much production for $98M, my friend.

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genericloginFeb. 24, 1312:44 AM

The headline should read "Wild offense absent in 2013". They are the lowest scoring team in the NHL. Absolute snoozefest to watch them.

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longvilleguyFeb. 24, 13 1:15 AM

Sorry Mr YEO... Can any body say..... Boring hockey.... Saw Pit vs Phil wed that was hockey I think I'm watch park board and that's better.

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lindy_frank123Feb. 24, 13 1:20 AM

Someone on here explain to me how Mike Yeo is micromanaging this team? How bout just managing? Micromanage? I haven't heard that phrase since "downsizing" in the 80's. People still do that?

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