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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Re-sign Cullen for a year, give Spurgeon a 3 year deal, that isn't big money, but above where he is with his entry-level deal, and offer a deal to Clutterbuck. Scandella is the one name from the non-roster guys that I think they need to lock up. I'd also like to see some of them signed to small contracts, 2-way contracts, AHL contracts or whatever for depth reasons.

    Development from Zucker, Coyle and Dumba will be key, but especially Granlund. He needs to be become the player everyone thinks he can be. I think we still need a top line center, because I don't think Koivu is that guy. Koivu is perfect for a 2nd line, but not the top line. Hopefully Granlund develops into that, but in the meantime, I think we have to go with Koivu.

    I also think, that if this team is going to be a cup contender at some point in the next 2-5 years, Clutterbuck has to be on the 4th line. Nothing against him, but we need enough talent, ahead of him, to fill out 3 complete lines, if the Wild are going to compete for a Cup. I look at this as a kind of litmus test, if the Wild can fill out 3 lines, without Clutterbuck being in that mix, I think that the talent and depth have improved enough to make a Cup run. I doubt they'll be there next year.

    The forwards that should be on this team next year: Parise, Koivu, Coyle, Zucker, Pominville, Cullen, Setoguchi, Heatley, Clutterbuck, Granlund, Brodziak, Mitchell, Konopka, Dowell, are still short on the talent needed, barring development from the Coyles, Zuckers, and Granlunds. I don't expect any free agency help whatsoever, after the huge splash last year. I'm guessing we'll be looking at Parise-Koivu-Coyle, Cullen-Setoguchi-Zucker, Pominville-Granlund-Heatley, Clutterbuck-Brodziak-Mitchell starting off next season.

    I'm much more optimistic about the defense. Suter-Brodin is rock solid, and will only be better next year. I expect Scandella to be with the team all season, and be paired with Spurgeon. Add in Stoner, Falk, Gilbert and Dumba to round it out, and it looks pretty good. I actually wouldn't mind if Falk wasn't resigned, because I think Dumba will be ready to step in from day 1 next season.
    Why is Cuma not given a chance...I know he was not drafted by Fletcher but he's still a 1st round pick that seems to have done well?
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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    Why is Cuma not given a chance...I know he was not drafted by Fletcher but he's still a 1st round pick that seems to have done well?
    What injury does he have now?
    I think Dumba and Scandella both have much higher upsides than Cuma.
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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Hmmm.

    Hawks tonight.

    Haven't been following the Wild so far. How are things going?


    Heard about the young defenseman, other than that, nothing.



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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Hmmm.

    Hawks tonight.

    Haven't been following the Wild so far. How are things going?


    Heard about the young defenseman, other than that, nothing.
    Meh, not great - had a meaningless win against some stiffs the other night who weren't trying, but otherwise can't score in a whorehouse with a pocketfull of $100's.

    Is that a bite?

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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by goldy_331 View Post
    Meh, not great - had a meaningless win against some stiffs the other night who weren't trying, but otherwise can't score in a whorehouse with a pocketfull of $100's.

    Is that a bite?

    I was just coming here to up the ante.


    Seems our dumb-arse head coach is finally gonna put Pirri on the second line where he belonged all along.

    You have zero chance now! 3 lines rolling that you can't possibly hope to match.

    I'll give you guys a cookie if you stay within 3.


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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    With Charlie Coyle ready to play for friday, the Wild are shaking up the forward lines.
    1) Niederreiter-Koivu-Brodziak
    2) Parise-Coyle-Fontaine/Heatley
    3) Cooke-Granlund-Pominville
    4) Mitchell-Konopka-Fontaine/Heatley

    Thoughts?
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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    With Charlie Coyle ready to play for friday, the Wild are shaking up the forward lines.
    1) Niederreiter-Koivu-Brodziak
    2) Parise-Coyle-Fontaine/Heatley
    3) Cooke-Granlund-Pominville
    4) Mitchell-Konopka-Fontaine/Heatley

    Thoughts?
    The idea of Heatley on the 4th line is making be absolutely giddy!
    I just wish it was the 4th line in Des Moines, but I'll settle for baby steps at this point.
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    Take Heatley out completely and double shift Fontaine.

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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Shirtless Guy View Post
    With Charlie Coyle ready to play for friday, the Wild are shaking up the forward lines.
    1) Niederreiter-Koivu-Brodziak
    2) Parise-Coyle-Fontaine/Heatley
    3) Cooke-Granlund-Pominville
    4) Mitchell-Konopka-Fontaine/Heatley

    Thoughts?
    This is quite the shake up...

    My first thoughts on when Coyle came back the lines would look like

    Parise/Koivu/Coyle
    Pominville/Granlund/Niederreiter
    Cooke/Brodziak/Fontaine
    Heatley/Konopka/Mitchell

    At the very least I like that they're keeping Pominville and Granlund together

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    This is quite the shake up...

    My first thoughts on when Coyle came back the lines would look like

    Parise/Koivu/Coyle
    Pominville/Granlund/Niederreiter
    Cooke/Brodziak/Fontaine
    Heatley/Konopka/Mitchell

    At the very least I like that they're keeping Pominville and Granlund together
    It basically puts Koivu on the second line without having to say so. I'm okay with it.

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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    If this thread were about the Wild I'd mentioned they had very nice 4-0 this evening.
    Even the cheesehead with feet of cement scored a goal.
    But it's not so I won't.

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    Heatley went to Wisconsin, but I don't consider him a cheesehead. He's a German-Canadian.

    Not that it matters, as this thread has nothing to do with him.

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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    If this thread were about the Wild I'd mentioned they had very nice 4-0 this evening.
    Even the cheesehead with feet of cement scored a goal.
    But it's not so I won't.
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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    I haven't been paying much attention. Has the NHL season started yet?

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    Re: This is not a thread about the Minnesota Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by gmann View Post
    I haven't been paying much attention. Has the NHL season started yet?
    I just randomly googled "NHL Season Underway" and the first thing that popped up was an article with this line:

    In 2011-12, the last time the NHL played a full season, the Wild got off to a hot start before succumbing to the forces of gravity. At season's end, the Wild had been outscored by 47 at five-a-side, while controlling 44.2 percent of shot attempts.
    So I'm thinking something named The Wild is doing well?

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    Had a pleasant Christmas eve tonight...went to church with Parise.
    Go Gophers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    went to church with Parise.
    And anyone who has been on these boards since '06 or so knows why that's hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    And anyone who has been on these boards since '06 or so knows why that's hilarious.
    I'm sure Slap Shot can tell me.

    Actually I just happened to sit in his row at a Wayzata church and walked in front of him and his preggers wife. Very quiet. I suppose he was busy managing the time/space continuum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I'm sure Slap Shot can tell me.
    The short version is that for quite some time, some posters have put "Parise" in place of "God" in some phrases. ("Thank Parise", "Parise only knows", etc.

    But I don't recall which Parise they were always referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    The short version is that for quite some time, some posters have put "Parise" in place of "God" in some phrases. ("Thank Parise", "Parise only knows", etc.

    But I don't recall which Parise they were always referring to.
    Zach, because Whioux fans treated him like he was the Messiah when in school.

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