Wild notes: Yeo willing to alter top line if needed

  • Article by: Rachel Blount , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 5, 2013 - 12:07 AM

With his team yet to win a game in its first-round playoff series against Chicago, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Saturday that he is open to making any changes that might help.

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dirtydogsMay. 4, 13 7:55 PM

Coyle is not top line material. A decent forward with size, but boy is he ever slow. And quite frankly Koivu is not playing like a top line center either. Cullen, Parise and Seto or use Zucker as an off wing would make for a fast explosive line.

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mgalaforetMay. 4, 13 8:26 PM

Way to not mention Parise dirty dogs because he is from Minnesotas. Sure, Colyle and Koivu haven't done squat. But neither has the highest paid, played more playoff games than any other, local Zachary Parise. 9 shots, no goals. Wow, just wow. I bet Fletch is really regretting paying that stiff so much. People need to have some guts and call out the local, and that starts with the media, including Mr Insider. But since Zachary is from Minnesota, they won't.

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bhrnew1lMay. 4, 1311:00 PM

I can't be hard on Parise Mgal, the guy has already led another team last year to the Stanley Cup. he has proved himself, this is just a badly managed team, Koivou and Parise had a spell where they did real well on the on the power during the regular season never did those guys do well 5 on 5 ,, never ! Coyle is a 3rd or 4th line guy unless you ask Greenlay

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irishman81May. 5, 13 1:38 AM

My first 2 lines would be- Parise-Coyle-Zucker Cullen-Koivu-Setoguchi I would just like to see Parise/Zucker on the same line, imo they both have the same attacking mentality.

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lindy_frank123May. 5, 13 2:18 AM

watching Yeo's interview on the Wild web site after practice was strangely like watching Gardy post game...they're like brothers...neither one of them can admit anything and everything's always rosey...

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lindy_frank123May. 5, 13 2:22 AM

does anyone know how Chicago got where they're at? one name/well actually two SCOTTY BOWMAN...that's all you need to know...

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lindy_frank123May. 5, 13 2:25 AM

and remember folks Yeo was an ASSISTANT at Pittsburgh...not the head coach...he's behind the learning curve...doesn't make adjustments and that damn dump and chase needs to go...I watched the NorthStars in '69 and '70 and they never dumped the puck but carried it into the zone...why would you do that? it's all about PUCK POSSESSION

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mjtousMay. 5, 13 7:13 AM

Glad to see YEO is considering changing things... Wen we are two games down!!!! Ever thout of changing things up DURING a game rather than when things are past despair? A minor league coach and a group of semi good players makes for a quick exit from playoffs. Could of used Pomenville and Heatley. Anyone else fed up with the NHL and their lack of justice? Why the hell is Dustin Brown still playing while Po s is out? eye for an Eye needs to ne instituted. You chesp shot someone and you are suspended aslong as their out...PERIOD !!!! Maybe this will stop the thugery that is the NHL!

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brando10May. 5, 13 8:52 AM

im so sick of reading post from you donkeys. get over the dump and chase aspect of our game. if the D-men are pressing at the blue line you have to dump, or risk the chance of a turn over and a odd man rush at the other end. we are playing against the best defensive team in the nhl I just don't get you people shut up they are better than us. just give it a while things will change

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velvetfogMay. 5, 13 8:55 AM

Wild game plan, 80ft pass from defensive zone, tipped by a forward at neutral ice into Chicago end with no one forechecking. Chicago gets the puck, carries in the zone, their fwds run the high cycle with their defense and the shooting gallery begins. Yeo, don't change anything and expect different results. Don't get it?

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