Wild's reworked lines ready for game action

  • Article by: RACHEL BLOUNT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 1, 2013 - 2:14 PM

Coach says they’ve looked good in practice and hopes that they translate to more even-strength scoring.

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sage62Nov. 1, 13 6:22 AM

Hopefully Josh is back in net. Sit Heater; he destroys any line he's on chemistry & production. He was effective years ago, but the game has sped past him.

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peteybNov. 1, 13 8:44 AM

I like this strategy. I agree that Heatley should not be playing. Hate to be negative, but Fontaine will bring way more to that top line than Heater would. Sadly, seeing him on a checking line would be must see tv.

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MassiotNov. 1, 13 8:48 AM

Please have Fontaine on that top line. He goes to the net unlike...

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swanny66Nov. 1, 13 9:51 AM

$7.5MM is not sitting on the bench.

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scsuhockey12Nov. 1, 1310:01 AM

Yeo needs to figure it out: Scratch Heater and call up Haula. Give the kid a chance to see what he can do.

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mgalaforetNov. 1, 1310:02 AM

Wasn't it it Jakemano who said I was crazy to say a 15% shooting average was just good. Hmmm, I just took all the players with 6 goals or more (to include the superstar), and you know what? Average is 17.1% this year!!! High is 35.5%, low is 9.1%. Where is Zach on the list? Hmmm, the low figure. At least with Coyle centering him now, nothing less than a hat trick should be expected from Zach tonight. Unfortunately even with 3 goals in 3 shots, the sniper would still be below average. That darn Mikko, its all his fault.

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melfenbein1Nov. 1, 1310:15 AM

With tonight's lineup and if Harding is between the pipes, I like our chances vs les habitants (also I'm going tonight and we better score more than 2!)

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sirtophamhatNov. 1, 1310:23 AM

Thanks for the info mgalaforet. Very interesting. Hopefully you can keep us informed of one guy's shooting percentage all year long. I can't speak for anyone else here, but I know I look forward to reading it everyday.

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sirtophamhatNov. 1, 1310:25 AM

On another note, I'm rather excited to see the Pominville-Granlund-Cooke line. Granlund and Pominville seem to have found something, and it seems to me that Cooke will fit in well with those guys.

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2727pucksNov. 1, 1310:46 AM

FINALLY!!!!!!! I've been saying all year long that KOIVU is a 3rd line center on a good team. He is NOT a top line player. I see he is now the 3rd line center!

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