Granlund has 'great practice' with Wild, is eager to return

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 21, 2013 - 11:51 PM

The young center has missed 11 straight games because of a concussion.

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bhrnew1lDec. 22, 1310:52 AM

Here is the silly thing, I have asked this before many of times, why on earth would two of your more talented offensive players Parise and Koivou play together like they have a legal contract with the team not to separate, maybe there is a good reason , I ask the question several times, I imagine this question can be viewed by someone that can ask a member of the coaching staff and provide a response ?......... Here is why its a great question (1) The team has a consistent problem scoring (2) Coaches of apposing teams stop that line and they stop the Wild (3) Coaches of apposing teams no not to put the Wild on the power play because they have some offensively skilled players like Pomminville and Heatley (4) You stop number 2 and 3 you win the hockey game (5) If some Shmuck blogger can figure this out you are doing something wrong (6) By separating Koivou and Parise you can establish some balance in your lines and maybe, just maybe start scoring some goals, nothing else has worked right ? (7) Oh but Mister Know it all our Chystal ball says this will all work out once we get one of our centers back Grandlund ? ok (8) So when Grandlund is out of the line up your just going to make it easy for teams to play against you (9) Hard work is not what the Wild are known for any longer since the ownership change, so the fact that you have an inexperienced coach and the team does not rely on smart play/creative coaching to win games leads me to question to question number 1 and 10 (10) Ask the coaching staff why Koivou and Parise play together like they have a legal contract to not separate ????? Please, its the Christmas season............ Any production that they have had is pretty much been when given a power play at home

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skeptikDec. 22, 1311:11 AM

Would love to see, any time now, for some of the same old names in the inability to score category to step up and support the few guys that are scoring. And yes Brodz would be a great place to start. After a dozen years or so, this work hard but can never score pattern is getting very stale. Come on Wild, step it up!!

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rsmaggiemae1949Dec. 22, 1311:13 AM

Is Yeo watching the same Brodziak as I am on the ice??? Yes, he has breakaways,but he cant even come close to hitting the net,he gives up pucks in his own zone, to Frolik, Ladd which was almost a goal,Bjustad in Fla,cant pass in the nuetral zone at all,hardly skates at all, goes after players who are not even imvolved in a play or close to the puck. I dont see anything from at all on the ice from him It is just terrible play if any play at all. Yes, once in a great while he will make a play but its not a great one. I just find him to be a pretend hockey player. If Brodziak is in awe of El Nino, why doesnt he pattern his play after him??? Brodziak has done nothing in the two years after signing his contract and is he worth the 3 mil a year, I dont think so.. I am not picking on him, but its obvious that he doesnt do much on the ice anymore So I dont know another Brodzy on the ice that Yeo sees,but then Yeo will never say anything negative about his Brodzy It seems that BrodZy is one of his favorites and maybe that should change and he should sit out a couple of games in the box upstairs and let the new guys get more of a chance at least they give 100 percent as they have the desire to win as they want to be on a permanent line, and I totally disagree with putting Haula on the 4th line, another mistake... This is just Yeo's hockey percentage in how to win???? a game... I have never understood why Yeo would put 4 left hand shots on a power play, or put Brodzy out against Pitts to start the game against Crosby... How can any team win with thinking like that????

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rsmaggiemae1949Dec. 22, 1311:19 AM

One other thing. Wild Management Please give the fans a Christmas Present for next year dont extend Yeo's contract GET A NEW COACH who plays percentage hockey to win the games and just not stand behind the bench writing in a white tablet,he has never been thrown out of a game never... not much passion shown at a game for the fans to get excited about and I should know, as I have season tickets

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