Wild's roster moves may shuffle second line

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2013 - 12:54 AM

The Wild reassigned center Erik Haula to American Hockey League Iowa on Monday, a roster move that was expected to be followed Tuesday by the re-emergence of winger Jason Zucker from the minor league team.

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hatoradeDec. 9, 1310:09 PM

How about we keep both Haula and Zucker?

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Oglethorpe2Dec. 9, 1310:40 PM

Heatley may be joining Bouchard soon the way he is playing.

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bhrnew1lDec. 9, 1311:19 PM

Heatley is here because a mistake made by entry level management, I am sure Fletch knew better than to trade for Heatley, he had no choice, Havlat was worse, Heatley was an exit strategy..... San Jose won that trade because they have experienced management that can deal with a Havlat where the Wild are dealing with entry level applicants for management only- Heatley was a better story and has a better name, that fun is over- Demote him to the 4th lines just like you did when he was in Midgets, that will work right ? hehehe

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lawtonj1Dec. 9, 1311:44 PM

I liked Haula when he filled in for Granlund with Nino and Pomenville. If Pomenville is on line 1 then what's wrong with Nino - Haula - Coyle on 2nd line anyway ? I'd rather watch that. Coyle at center hasn't been doing much for me.

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lindy_frank123Dec. 10, 1312:49 AM

Guys on here don't have a clue. Haula and Zucker are both small...sure they're fast...but small. And who are the Wild playing in the next week? Big teams...dur? So who's in the lineup? Rupp and Zonopka. Big and physical...who cares if they score?

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Quixote71Dec. 10, 13 2:38 AM

Small vs Large is not always a disadvantage. I would take Martin St Louis on my team any day! It all depends on how they work with what they have got.

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lars471Dec. 10, 13 2:46 AM

Another great move by Garth Snow - ha ha - easily the worst GM the NHL has seen ever! That many top picks & still no improvement & it all started with the Dipietro terrible signing as he was hired as GM as soon as he retired (early) Goalie deal for a goalie, great trade for Clutter - we like Nino thank you, slammed the Goph's for Okposo not getting better & then they demote him themselves after he had been in the league for over a year & a half (who wasn't making him better?), gave up on Spurge, Snow is lucky to have an owner who knows absolutely nothing about hockey & was sold a bridge by this fraud - too funny!

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azmnbbDec. 10, 13 5:33 AM

The team "leader" in +/- with -9 is (drum roll)......... Heatley. 'Nuff said.

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ctillhockeyDec. 10, 13 6:40 AM

With the salary cap raising that much and Heatley off the books, do you think we might be able to land Vanek AND a veteran defensive d-man? More upgrades would be nice.

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gold1515Dec. 10, 13 7:16 AM

Guess the sharks didn't watch film of the Blackhawks game to shoot high on Harding. Your right about the Sharks winning that trade. Especially since Havalt hasn't even played close to a full season and he is hurt again. Oh yeah, he still has a year left on his contract at $5ML. Good thing Heatley is coming off the books so the Wild can sign Vanek. Couldn't do that with Havalt on the books. Sharks probably wish they had Heatley coming off their books next year instead of having Havalt for another year since they need that cap room to sign Thorton, Marleau and Boyle whose contracts expire this year. Speaking of management, do you remember Mark Parish? In case you forgot, he is the guy that the Wild having been paying about a $1ML a year to play against the Wild or lately to sit on his but and do nothing. Last time he played he scored 15 goals... For the Binghamton Senators, in the 2011-2012 season. Can you imagine, the Wild was paying this guy a million bucks to play for a minor league team that is not even affiliated with the Wild! Guess who made that brilliant move. I'll give you a hint, it wasn't the entry level management that you speak so highly of.

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