Spurgeon, Koivu travel; Wild's Parise no worse for the wear

  • Article by: JOHN RYAN , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 25, 2014 - 11:33 AM


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wildfan4evaJan. 24, 14 9:46 PM

Justin Harding? Who?

p123q123Jan. 24, 14 9:58 PM

Koivu is overpaid and the Wild are better off with him out of the lineup.

chicagowildJan. 24, 1411:21 PM

Anyone who says the Wild are better off without Koivu simply do not understand the game of hockey. Period.

floridascottJan. 24, 1411:35 PM

Mikko Koivu: Nine seasons in the NHL. 596 games played, 4 playoff wins.

mjlordJan. 25, 1412:18 AM

It will be a miracle if they can one out of the four games on this road trip. The only reason the Mild won yesterday is because Chicago seemed bored . If that had been a playoff game the Mild would have been creamed - and EVERYBODY knows it.

mgalaforetJan. 25, 14 5:28 AM

Zach Parise makes $12MM per year, 1.6x that of any other forward on the team so he should have 1.6x the offensive production. But he doesn't. Zach Parise was a team worst +/- for the Wild in the playoffs last year, and exhibited the same worst leadership during the Devils Stanley Cup. Zach Parise was in the line-up last game and had no goals, no shots, no assists, and obviously didn't help the performance of his line mates as well because they were not on the sore sheet either. But he gets a free pass because they are supposed to make him a better player, not the other way around. Also, the hardest working thing is so over-rated. Do you truly think that when he is out of the line-up the players say to themselves, oh Zach is out of the line-up so we can loaf on the ice now?

bhrnew1lJan. 25, 14 8:53 AM

No coincidence exists, the Wild are getting scheduling privileges, some of us have paid attention to it and are now convinced its happening. Leo and Fletch are good soldiers, they are not ones to buck the NHL desires and wants. I am thinking the design of the schedule is to keep the Wild interesting to the end so it does not lose money by being out of the playoff race....... Uncle Leo was a part owner in Nashville, its logical he would jump ship to Minnesota to try and be opposite of Nashville which would be an up beat style. Nashville (Trotz) Minnesota (Lemaire) These two don't give LEO warm fuzzies........... Leo buys the Wild and destroys the culture created. The NHL says (yeah) "you see eye to eye with us Mister Leo" Just no question that the NHL despised Lemaire and Doug Riseburough, no question. I knew with 100% certainty that when Kobasew scored his goal last year that was reviewed by the NHL (no playoffs for the Wild if he scores) Would be overturned by the NHL, the Avalanche bench knew as they were all laughing as they knew they would as well............ Conspiracy ? NO = Just business........ I am speculating> Leo complains the Wild get no outdoor game > Leo says were good soldiers > NHL says your not entertaining enough > NHL says your doing the kinds of things we like to see from our teams, we feel your pain

skeptikJan. 25, 14 9:01 AM

If Darcy stays solid the Wild have a decent chance to sneak a point or two out of this trip. If not then that is the way it goes. Not going to lose any sleep over it.

rodeoguyJan. 25, 14 9:06 AM

I think this road trip will be very important to evaluate where the wild are really at.If they continue with few shots on goal and spend most of their time in the d zone it does not bode well for the remainder of the season.They did play well against Chicago but the hawks were a tired team from a tough shootout loss the night before.Cu-dos to Yeo as he does have a young team in a tough division but there is a lot of talent on this young team .I don't think long term Yeo is the answer for this team to reach it's potential but the choice of the next coach needs to be made carefully and hopefully with more experience

dakfanviewJan. 25, 1411:08 AM

Mikko you don't look so good take a couple more weeks off. Zacks is right this team needs to step on the gas. One - zip or 10 - 9 same result. Stay out of the box. Cook stay away from the officials.


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