Player Discussion Kevin Fiala

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    He’s on the wing with him already. Not sure how much difference it would make.
     
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    You're probably right. Desk chairs, Titanic, Wild C position, throwing things against the wall, etc. Just trying to find something that will click
     
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    I'd been wondering for a while if the Wild were on a tear not because they're playing well, but because every team they were playing was just way more tired than the Wild were, since the Wild got their COVID break. Now, on an obviously tired Wild squad, the one well-rested guy looks suddenly much better than earlier in the year? Coincidence?

    It also makes me a bit scared of how this season will end. It might be pretty ugly.
     
  4. KaprizovSaveUs Fiala assist alert

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    If Fiala and Johansson build on this game we might actually be... Ok
     
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    Hat-trick by Kevin
     
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    71 points in his last 82 games
     
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    Playing 40% of those games with 3rd/4th line linemates
     
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    I don’t really think hem be a superstar anymore, his mental game isn’t great. When he’s pressing, he’s really pressing, but I’m looking forward to his stretches of being a 40 point player and stretches of being a 100 point player averaging out to make him a cool 70 point first line guy.
     
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    I’d still trade him for the right center.
     
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    Fiala for Glendening
     
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    Yup. Unfortunately, centers don’t get traded for comparable wingers
     
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    Ha. Him plus a 2nd ;)
     
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    I think Fiala is destined to be a streaky player who can carry a team when he's on, while Kap is steadily brilliant.

    after years of having neither, I can live with it. Imagine if we had even a prime Koivu to play in between Those two, though?
     
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    What I've appreciated about Fiala this year is that even when things weren't clicking for him he always looked like he was engaged and working. Goal scorers are usually streaky but not all of them handle the frustration that goes along with that well.
     
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    I think it would be a mistake to trade him even for a good center. He is the kind of player that can almost single handedly steal a playoff series when he is hot. That’s tough to find.
     
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    I agree, and this obviously depends on the center they would be getting. I wouldn't trade Fiala for a "serviceable" 2C. But to get a center worth getting, it would probably take Fiala + another significant asset(s).
     
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    I think we might be underestimating how significant the guys he's been playing with is.

    Edit: In terms of the terrible linemates. To be more explicit.
     
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    How about this line? Kaprizov-Zuccarello-Fiala...looks slick.

    Since Guerin says Zucc plays like a center, just has to work on his faceoffs.
     
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    Dislike it but honestly cant be much worse at faceoffs
     
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