Souhan: Wild lives up to Yeo's promise to be more aggressive

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 1:03 AM

Promising early, the Wild showed some familiar flaws late.

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pazalunaOct. 4, 13 2:11 AM

i refuse to believe that the Wild played a 3-2 SO Loss. it's like they've played a bunch of those games for the last decade. it will be shocking if the Wild make the playoffs.

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chuck14sOct. 4, 13 2:20 AM

When are the geniuses that complain about Mauer's contract going to start griping about Parise's contract?

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pazalunaOct. 4, 13 2:46 AM

ummm....koivu is the contract people should really be talking about. 119 goals in 537 games. 18 per year, but hey he sure can win faceoffs!!!

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pazalunaOct. 4, 13 2:53 AM

"The conjunction of sports and marketing leads to a lot of comfortable lies. How many times have you heard that the next wave of prospects is going to turn the franchise around? That the new coach/manager has implemented a new, winning philosophy?" ~ this is a good start, now can you tell mike ruso and lavelle neal to stop writing about the prospects and maybe start writing about...you know...about all the losses these 2 pathetic franchises are piling up?

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lindy_frank123Oct. 4, 13 6:10 AM

@pazaluna IT'S ONE GAME! Don't judge a team on ONE GAME!...Give it time for pete's sakes. I don't like Yeo..he reminds me too much of GARDY. And look how successful Gardy has been. Yeh right. Hope the GM and Coach are fired after this year and they get someone who KNOWS HOCKEY!

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bhrnew1lOct. 4, 13 7:03 AM

@ Lindy, I like your optimism, when the veterans high class players know that Leipold and Fletch place a higher value on following best practices for prospects rather than trying to win hockey games for the fans at all costs, well.... you get poor veteran results, and its by nature

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mjtousOct. 4, 13 7:08 AM

everybody take a breath and relax ! Yes,some familiar weekness was exposed but against who? A team that is bigger,faster and has the best goalie in the game when he is hot. They actually played a game they did not deserve to lose and I am one of their worst critics. If they had started agains Columbus and lost the same way then we should worry. Give it a ten spot and if they aren't 7 and three start worrying about them being the same team. My biggest concern has to do with Koivu AND Grandlund ! These may be the two most over rated players in the league. I hope they prove me wrong but Koivu has NOT been the goal scorer he needs to be and grandlund has yet to prove he belongs in the NHL. I think Zucker earned a spot on this roster before Granlund !

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edoggyOct. 4, 13 7:52 AM

No offense Souhan, but you should stick to what you kind of know. A hockey article from you, when you clearly follow hockey about as much as all of us follow the Lynx, is kind of sour grapes. Stick to the Twins and Vikings - hockey's just not your game.

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chicagowildOct. 4, 13 8:13 AM

Normally I agree that Souhan's hockey articles leave a bit to be desired, but this one makes reasonable and accurate points. The commenters on the other hand...and the Zucker thing is going to get old fast. He had 5 pts in 20 games last year. Granlund had 8 in 27. Not exactly a mandate for Zucker. Nor does it make Zucker the second coming. Zucker has speed, but not much for hands or head. Granny passed him by and is more complete player.

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lehun14Oct. 4, 13 8:57 AM

Good article......but I just don't see Koivu as being first class. Shouldn't first class have to produce significantly more than he does? He has a first line ego but second line talent.

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