Discussion in 'Minnesota Wild' started by Bazeek, Apr 5, 2021.
Fun competitive game. I’m not disappointed in the outcome. A tip away from tying it at the end.
Or a called cross check. Oh well!
Gonna disagree. The Avs owned them for the majority of that game.
Wild collapsed in the 2nd. You can't give up like that and expect to win many hockey games, refs be damned.
Hard to justify the Saad x-check no call and the slash call at the end in the same game, but whatever.
After the last two games against them, it's hard to be real salty about this one. But, still frustrating they shit the bed for (at least) 20 minutes. They don't do that, the refs don't matter at that point.
7 points in the last 6 games for Fiala. Not sure if I want Evason to play him with Nylander or Monahan
Can't give the Avs gifts and expect it to end well. Too much degree of difficulty.
Was that 4 or 5 Landeskog uppercuts on Dumba while he was tied up?
When Spurgeon missed that one early in the first, I thought that was gonna hurt late....it would've been nice.
I’m not going to blame the refs. They missed a call that led to a goal, but I’m not overly confident we win this game if that’s called off. The score was closer than the game indicated. We spent the middle 40 minutes on our heels and deserved to lose.
I think we might be able to figure them out over time here. Avs dominated us in the 13-14 season and then lost to us in the playoffs IIRC. I’m just hoping they’re out 2nd round matchup. These games are honestly pretty meaningless with the gap between us and 4th at the moment.
Zucc and Foligno probably make a bit of difference here too. Not sure who the Avs are missing, if anybody.
Byram and Calvert really are it as far as injured guys that are expected back this season.
Byram, Johnson and Francouz are the notables. Couple of depth guys too
I don't think Francouz impacts this game much.
If we get Foligno and Zuccarello back, and sit Rask, we'll have a better shot at beating them. That ridiculous coverage by Dumba and Brodin on that first Mackinnon goal can not happen again.
Still think we don't have the horses, though it is nice to see Johansson and Bjugstad being decent bottom sixers, rather than what they were before.
I guess we can dream about Boldy coming up and making an impact, but thats a big ask.
Oh certainly not
We just need our 2nd and 3rd level players more than you guys do. It impacts us just a little bit more. With those two guys in the game, at least you can say we have a team of NHL players. We're 2 short without them, even though I know Rau and Johnson are giving it their all, there's just nothing they can really do.
Don’t forget we’re getting Parise back.
I’d be interested to know if this was more of a healthy scratching than injury scratching for Parise. He’s not on the protocol list anymore. Let’s just say this: If it was a Kaprizov in that spot, I bet he’d have played.
Thought he said conditioning stint as he hasn’t been practicing even
Maybe I’m just seeing it wrong but does it not feel odd to be playing man coverage when we are clearly slower than most is their players by a wide margin?
He's missed close to 1month with covid, don't blame wild for making sure fiala, kaprizov, etc don't get it
My sister. & brother in law had it then dropped my niece over
He's missed less than half of a month. Last game was 3/22.
The first period showed just how well Minnesota can be when they are playing their game, blame it on a slow start for the Avs all you want but from the other end of the spectrum I saw Minnesota with great sticks breaking up plays and clogging up the neutral zone. Mackinnon was completely useless and shadowed in the first.
You guys will be extremely competitive with your full roster, and very good in the future with your prospects. I expect to see you gentleman in the 2nd round and it's gonna be a doozy. (ps f*** the wild f*** matt cooke blah blah)
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