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by tharasix
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: All-in-all, how bad is this start?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: All-in-all, how bad is this start?

Well, we're past the quarter pole and the Wild are the only team in the Central with a negative goal differential. I'm pretty sure this season is shot in the ass.
by tharasix
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: All-in-all, how bad is this start?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: All-in-all, how bad is this start?

I'm honestly pretty OK with it. They played a hell of a game against the Penguins, and have looked alternately good and bad (man, that Vancouver game). I think with the usual roster when people heal up, we should be gaining in the standings.
by tharasix
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Is Parise that important?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Is Parise that important?

Listening to Zach's brother Jordan on the 93X morning show, it sounds like Zach was feeling much better pretty much immediately. Hopefully, he'll be closer to the shorter part of that timetable.
by tharasix
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Is Parise that important?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Is Parise that important?

Well, let's hope he's not important, because he's out another 8-10 weeks.
by tharasix
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: 0-1-1
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: 0-1-1

I'm reserving judgement until we have a decent sample size. You know it's too early when Chris Stewart is your leading scorer.
by tharasix
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: G1: Loss 4-2 @ DET
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: G1: Loss 4-2 @ DET

I'd have to look at it again, but I think it was in the crease on that first one.
by tharasix
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: G1: Loss 4-2 @ DET
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: G1: Loss 4-2 @ DET

I think it's just one game. It's a long season. Good to see JEEK get a goal, though. What did you guys think of those goaltender interference calls? The first looked like the right call, but I thought the second on Granny was questionable, given that he had no place to go with the defender right on ...
by tharasix
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Is Parise that important?
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Re: Is Parise that important?

Well, it seems that the Wild just signed Daniel Winnik to a contract to play the fourth line, moving other wingers up to take Parise's place. What's the difference in value to this team between Winnik and Parise? I'd say it's pretty significant.
by tharasix
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Twins season redux
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Twins season redux

I'm very happy with how the Twins did. The fact that a lot of the improvement came from the kids is great, too, because there's reason to believe that it's sustainable. We just need a better than average pitching staff, and this is a championship caliber team.
by tharasix
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Extending Koivu
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Extending Koivu

I'd say 2/11 is a pretty fair deal, now that it's signed.
by tharasix
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Schroeder and Graovac are gone
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Schroeder and Graovac are gone

Schroeder to the Blue Jackets for a minor leaguer and Graovac to the Caps for a 5th round pick. GMCF seems to be cleaning house.
by tharasix
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Vegas gets Haula and Tuch
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Vegas gets Haula and Tuch

Mike Berg wrote:What if we trade Scandella for another forward? (From MTL? For Galchenyuk, perhaps?) Would that make it easier to swallow?


Turns out that's what happened. Scandella and Pominville to Buffalo for Ennis and Foligno.
by tharasix
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Vegas gets Haula and Tuch
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Vegas gets Haula and Tuch

I'm trying to sort out my feels on this. I had come to accept the fact that we were going to lose a young defenseman, but the Wild are typically very good defensively, so it didn't bother me much. Now that we've lost two young forwards, it seems like a bigger hit when goal scoring always seems like ...
by tharasix
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Vegas gets Haula and Tuch
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Vegas gets Haula and Tuch

Ow. So much for the talk about them taking a young blue liner. I'm not sure if I'm more upset about Haula or Tuch. Probably Tuch, since I'm losing faith that Haula is going to be much more than a third line player in his career. Opinions?
by tharasix
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: What's Next?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: What's Next?

Coyle? He scored two goals and created other great chances. I thought he and Parise were the only forwards that actually showed up. I think it's hard to say too much about plans for the defense until we see who Vegas takes. More Bergy's point, I don't think anything needs to be done. We were one of ...
by tharasix
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: And so real hockey begins
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: And so real hockey begins

And now it's done.
by tharasix
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: And so real hockey begins
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: And so real hockey begins

Not quite yet done!
by tharasix
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: And so real hockey begins
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: And so real hockey begins

Interesting. I'm more confident in Chicago and Anaheim winning their series than the Wild, but that could just be scars of playoffs past.
by tharasix
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: And so real hockey begins
Replies: 8
Views: 394

And so real hockey begins

Overall, the Wild had a very successful season. Set the team record for points and wins, bunch of players in the double-digits for goals, personal bests for Granlund and Duby at least. So now we have the Blues to face. Even though the Wild have done well against them in the playoffs in recent histor...
by tharasix
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: JEEK's back
Replies: 2
Views: 200

JEEK's back

The Wild recalled JEEK and GMCF is saying he's not going to be bouncing between MN and Iowa. Interesting move. I'd be surprised if it was terribly effective at kicking the Wild back into gear, but it's better than nothing.
by tharasix
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Duby vs. everyone else
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Duby vs. everyone else

Yeah, Ovi scored the same damned goal three times. You'd think the Wild would learn. In last night's game, I'd blame the D as much as Duby, but Duby hasn't been Goalie Jesus in a while. For some time, we were winning games with offense. When the O cooled off, there was nothing left and we tanked. We...
by tharasix
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Farewell, Minnesota
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Farewell, Minnesota

It's hard not to follow the money when it's good. I hope it works out for you!
by tharasix
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Concerned?
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Concerned?

Well, we got a win. It wasn't pretty, but it was against a good team. It would be good to pull the Sharks in the playoffs, since we seem to have their number.
by tharasix
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: In The Concourse
Topic: Concerned?
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Concerned?

I'm concerned. They looked totally outmatched by teams they will have to beat in the playoffs. They need their confidence back, and Dubnyk needs to start playing like a top goaltender.

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