Minnesota Wild 2008-09

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Minnesota Wild 2008-09

Post by sachishi4 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:10 pm

First preseason game last night

Wild win 2-1 in a horribly reffed game.

Pouliot shows once again why he should be on this team and fan favorite Irmen got tossed for no reason.

This was against the Columbus team, not to mention that their team was almost all minor leaguers

Any predictions for this year?

I see the wild taking the division over the lames. Edmonton has goalie issues, the avs simply have no goalie, and the canucks have no one who can score.
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Post by MNHockey75 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:41 am

Depth chart according to YahooSports:

LW-C-RW
Brunette Koivu Gaborik
Miettinen Belanger Bouchard
Nolan Sheppard Veilleux
Boogaard Pouliot Weller

D
Burns Schultz
Johnsson Zidlicky
Skoula Bergeron

G
Backstrom
Harding

I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it's a rough look at what we will be seeing in a couple weeks. To be honest, I'm not sure if the Wild will be able to win the division with this group. I like that we added veterans like Brunette and Nolan, and I like our defense a lot better. But I'm not sure where all the goals are going to come from. They didn't replace Rolston and Demitra with much. Backstrom is going to have to play they like we all know he can, and Gaborik is going to have to stay healthy and score goals, lots of goals.

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Post by PASTRAPIDSFAN » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:07 am

I was there for the 1st pre season game.Good game hope to make it to tuesdays game.

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Post by Indians forever » Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:25 am

MNHockey75 wrote:Depth chart according to YahooSports:

LW-C-RW
Brunette Koivu Gaborik
Miettinen Belanger Bouchard
Nolan Sheppard Veilleux
Boogaard Pouliot Weller

D
Burns Schultz
Johnsson Zidlicky
Skoula Bergeron

G
Backstrom
Harding

I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it's a rough look at what we will be seeing in a couple weeks. To be honest, I'm not sure if the Wild will be able to win the division with this group. I like that we added veterans like Brunette and Nolan, and I like our defense a lot better. But I'm not sure where all the goals are going to come from. They didn't replace Rolston and Demitra with much. Backstrom is going to have to play they like we all know he can, and Gaborik is going to have to stay healthy and score goals, lots of goals.
Gut feeling it will be free agency.. Will still be fun to watch either way.

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Post by State Champ 97 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:50 pm

DUMP SKOULA!

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Post by Stealth » Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:20 pm

Heard on XM radio that Chris Simon is leading the Russian (KHL) hockey program with 96 penalty minutes in 9 games.

What a great pick up for last years :roll: #-o playoff and a great loss for this year WILD team.:roll:


FYI, Jaromir Jager is leading goals with 10 in 8 games

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Post by MNHockey75 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:27 am

Final 23-man roster:

Fowards:
Eric Belanger
Derek Boogaard
Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Andrew Brunette - Perminant alternate captain
Marian Gaborik
Colton Gillies
Mikko Koivu - Perminant alternate captain
Antti Miettinen
Owen Nolan
Benoit Pouliot
James Sheppard
Stephane Veilleux
Craig Weller

Defensemen:
Marc-Andre Bergeron
Brent Burns
Kim Johnsson
Tomas Mojzis
Erik Reitz
Nick Schultz
Martin Skoula
Marek Zidlicky

Goaltenders:
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Injured Reserve:
Kurtis Foster, D
John Scott, D

Zidlicky is out for Saturday's game, so Mojzis got a spot. The Wild will name their captain for October sometime today. Gillies (19 years old) or Weller is going to be suiting up for the opener. Probably Weller. I wish Skoula was on IR and not Foster.

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Post by Indians forever » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:52 pm

Ticks in hand, gas in Car, and money out of Bank. 1 more day until game time, I can't wait.. Go Wild.

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Post by sinbin006 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:12 am

Wild (3-0-0) defeat Panthers tonight 6-2. Good win for the Wild with 4 of their top players out of the lineup. Miettinen-Koivu-Brunette line with a combined 4 goals and 6 assists.
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Post by tomASS » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:25 am

Love the hands Burns has and his confidence in rushing the puck

Gaborik WHO?
fighting all who rob or plunder

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Post by Indians forever » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:15 pm

It was a good game to watch. What was wrong with gabie? Did he have a hang nail???? :roll:

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Post by goinbardown » Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:46 am

This season so far seems to be going a lot like last year where we win like the first 8 games and then we just decided to not show up till after the break.

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Post by rbk24 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:06 pm

wild are dog. trade gaborik

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Post by GR3343 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:48 pm

rbk24 wrote:wild are dog. trade gaborik
huh?? :?
Character is who you are when no one is watching

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Post by Indians forever » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:29 pm

goinbardown wrote:This season so far seems to be going a lot like last year where we win like the first 8 games and then we just decided to not show up till after the break.
Well they are 4-0 lets enjoy it and not look at the past. :wink: :wink:

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Post by Zamboni Guy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:41 am

Wild blow a two goal lead with four minutes left in regulation to go on and fall by the score fo 4-3 in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres.
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Post by Love4Hockey » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:37 am

its gonna happen to every team
lets hope its over and done with now
move on and look towards columbus

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Post by Indians forever » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:37 pm

Zamboni Guy wrote:Wild blow a two goal lead with four minutes left in regulation to go on and fall by the score fo 4-3 in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres.
This team hopefully didn't catch the TWINS DISEASE. It would be a long year of frustration if that were to happen.

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Post by Stealth » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:07 pm

It was the same thing with opening night. 4 to 1 after two. In the third the (coach) WILD goes into the will take at worst a tie defense mode attitude. We won 4/3 but we do not have any tempo and the enjoyment factor sucks for us the fan in the third.
This is why Marian Gaborik does not want to play here, Jacques Lamaire rolls this team up in a cocoon in the defensive zone style; hold the lead! A defensive zone trap! Much better than the neutral zone trap being there is less ice to cover with the same amount of players. Brilliant! Does not fit Marian.

This team can score and run teams out of the building. Our coaches system let’s the teams back into the game, it is like get the guaranteed 1 point for this game and we get a 50/50 chance to win in overtime if we blow the win. We still ahead (as said in French style).

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Post by Zamboni Guy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:56 am

The Wild dropped their first game in regulation tonight falling to the hated Dallas Stars (who will forever be traitors in my heart) by the score of 4-2 in Dallas. The Wild fell behind early trailing by the score of 3-1 after the first but were not able to muster the comeback. Of Minnesota interest, Mountain Iron, Minnesota native Matt Niskanen, who played college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, scored a goal for Dallas.

The Wild are back in action Thursday night as they host the Montreal Canadiens at the X.
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Post by Zamboni Guy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:37 am

The Wild got back in the win column tonight with a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes in Phoenix, Arizona. The Wild got goals from Pouliot, Koivu, and Belanger in the win while Backstrom had 25 saves.

The Wild will take to the ice again on Tuesday when they face the San Jose Sharks in Northern California.
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Post by Indians forever » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:10 am

Nice game by the Wild last night. keep it coming.

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Post by sinbin006 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:07 am

Nice interview with Bruno by John Buccigross.
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Post by Zamboni Guy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:02 am

The Wild invaded the State of California tonight and fell to the San Jose Sharks by the score of 3-1 allowing 2 third period goals.
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Post by Zamboni Guy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:26 am

The Wild played their first game against a Northwest Division opponent tonight and got 2 big points by defeating the Colorado Avalanche by the score of 3-1 in Denver. The Wild now stand at 17 points on the season.
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