Wild secures a point in San Jose, but loses in OT

  • Article by: JOHN RYAN , Special to the StarTribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 12:58 AM

Joe Thornton’s goal late in overtime left coach Mike Yeo’s team unfulfilled.

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wolves1Jan. 26, 1412:44 AM

A well earned point but still trying to figure why Heatley has a place on this team?

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mjlordJan. 26, 14 1:21 AM

A totally predictable outcome. Once again outclassed on the road against a good team. San Jose was never in any real danger of losing. The "Hey, we got point" line is a losers refrain. With Parise and Koivu, or without, makes no difference. This garbage team is so far from accomplishing anything in the playoffs, let alone qualifying for them, it all renders the discussion moot. A serious contender for the Stanley Cup? - the story The Wizard of Oz is more realistic. As long as Fletch and Yeo-Yeo are leading "the charge" this team will be irrelevant - still.

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Audi5000fwdJan. 26, 14 1:48 AM

Calling the Wild a "garbage team," seems a bit strong. But the stick/skate/puck action in the Wild end right before the winning goal, was definitely hard to watch. I'm happy for the point. The Wild (outside of DK) are not anywhere near as good as the Sharks.

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bhrnew1lJan. 26, 14 7:26 AM

The Wild played hard MJ Lord, San Jose did not play the night before, this was a legitimate effort, against Chicago they played pretty hard also but again I felt the Hawks had tired legs in general (they had a huge game against Detroit that was hyped and nationally televised the night before the game) The coaching decision that is interesting is the Darcy Kemper one, he is giving the Wild some nice goaltending right now. The coaching decision to let Backstron sit and rot on the bench,now that will be interesting to see how that turns out. Kemper slowed a bit last night in the Shark tank, the question now will be whether you see an inspired Backstrom when he comes back

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bhrnew1lJan. 26, 14 7:31 AM

Audi5000- The Wild has a nice payroll, they spend more that the Sharks. Why should the Sharks be better ? Barry Melrose predicted with the Wild talent they had they would be in the cup last year, it was a shortened season however. The Wild have high end talent

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gold1515Jan. 26, 14 7:38 AM

Hold the phone their Bhrnew, the hawks had tired legs because they played the night before? When the Wild beat the hawks in Chicago you said that the Hawks didn't go all out because they have a game the next night. You also said that teams don't go all out the first game of back to back games so they have their legs the 2nd night. Soooooo, that has changed? Which one is it?

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gold1515Jan. 26, 14 7:48 AM

Wrong again! The sharks payroll is at $67.75, the Wild $62.83. Trade deadline cap space for the sharks.... $400k, the Wild.... $5ML. Plus the sharks are paying burns $5.7 ML for the next 3 years! Glad that's not on the Wilds books. Much rather have Charlie at $900k for the next 2 years. He gave the sharks fits last night. Plus we have Parrish coming off the books next year!

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dirtydogsJan. 26, 14 7:57 AM

Outshot badly again. And Mr. Clueless Mr. Yeo puts Rupp in the lineup for Zucker because???? 6 minutes on the ice and provide nothing. Give me Zucker and at least the possibility of a goal. I honestly can not wait to see what this team can do with someone other than Yeo as coach. He has no business being a head coach. I believe we have now been outshot 9 of the last 11 games. Our goalies deserve much better. I bet Yeo has nothing to do with coaching our goalies and it shows....positively.

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juszfaxJan. 26, 14 8:02 AM

This team is hard to figure out. Leipold is not a cheap owner (unless you look at the GM and coaching roles). Our payroll is up there with other teams that are contending for the cup. So has Fletcher given us less bang for the buck and we have less talent. Or is Yeo handcuffing this team and is not coaching this team to its full ability. I suspect it is a bit of both but once the season is over and the Wild fail to make it past the first round, someone's head should roll. Spending a decade on building and rebuilding year in and year out is frustrating and the team needs to take the next step.

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gconradJan. 26, 14 8:25 AM

I have to crack up at some of these comments. All the negativity. The Wild aren't winning the Cup this year! They lose to the second best team in hockey right now, in overtime, on the road (where the Sharks are all but unbeatable). Add to that they are missing some key players. They have some young talented players that are going to be inconsistent. With all of this they are winning games and staying competitive against good teams. I for one am enjoying the ride this year and see continued success in the future.

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