Blues 5, Wild 1: Mikko Koivu shines, ...

Blues 5, Wild 1: Mikko Koivu shines, but Minnesota is blown out in ...

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Blues 5, Wild 1: Mikko Koivu shines, but Minnesota is blown out in .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

RECAP: The faces among the Wild were redder than their jerseys Wednesday night. Martin Havlat scored off a pass from Mikko Koivu 42 seconds into the first period, but it was one of just four first-period shots for the Wild, who failed to sell out the Xcel Energy Center for the first time in their 410 games there.

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Seriously

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 22, 2010
The headline is almost longer than the article. Nice try PP. See ya at Star-Trib....
Not That Wild

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 23, 2010
BLOWN OUT?

another season of hope is has already been squash after this game.

Hopefully they do what the Twins did with that turn around, but it does not seem like they have the superstars to do it.

Get ready for a rough season Wild fans.
Dubs

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Sep 23, 2010
Brothers thinks Mikko looked great, Mike Russo's Strib article stated that Koivu visibly struggled... Another reason not to read the Press. No one covers the Wild (or maybe any other local team) to the depth that Russo does. If you haven't yet, check him out.

Since: Mar 09

Niles, IL

#4 Sep 23, 2010
Gotta push Koivu after that big contract, but he'll always be what he is "good", not GREAT. The Havlat-Cullen tandem looked like the only good thing out there
Slap Snot

Cottage Grove, MN

#5 Sep 23, 2010
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Maybe for the next couple of seasons they should change their name to the Mild.
"Go Mild"
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Another long and boring, no playoff season.
I know! I know! They're rebuilding.
STFU!
Jake

Fowlerton, TX

#6 Sep 23, 2010
The Wild will suck again this year like their loser owner who only cares about $$$$$$.
hdog

Elk River, MN

#7 Sep 23, 2010
Slap Snot wrote:
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Maybe for the next couple of seasons they should change their name to the Mild.
"Go Mild"
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Another long and boring, no playoff season.
I know! I know! They're rebuilding.
****!
Quite so. By the time they're done building, most of us on this post will be senile. Interesting to note the difference in the number of posters that follow a Wild game compared to a Vikes game.

A Catatonic State of Hockey!!! woo-hoo go Wild.
Dehn322

Manchester, CT

#8 Sep 23, 2010
hdog wrote:
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Quite so. By the time they're done building, most of us on this post will be senile. Interesting to note the difference in the number of posters that follow a Wild game compared to a Vikes game.
A Catatonic State of Hockey!!! woo-hoo go Wild.
Does anyone remeber what the term PRE-SEASON means. Or do we have to use the term EXHIBITION again.

It's also noteworthy that most of the posters that do post after a Wild game are negative. I am no homer either, but my guess is with 40 in camp and not that much time to evaluate talent and start putting lines together, it was your usual preseason combo of "locks" for the final roster, minor leaguers, and others

BTW--have Directv w/ center ice--watched the Chicago game--Hawks looked flat. I guess their season is over too.
hdog

Elk River, MN

#9 Sep 23, 2010
Dehn322 wrote:
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Does anyone remeber what the term PRE-SEASON means. Or do we have to use the term EXHIBITION again.
It's also noteworthy that most of the posters that do post after a Wild game are negative. I am no homer either, but my guess is with 40 in camp and not that much time to evaluate talent and start putting lines together, it was your usual preseason combo of "locks" for the final roster, minor leaguers, and others
BTW--have Directv w/ center ice--watched the Chicago game--Hawks looked flat. I guess their season is over too.
While all of what you say may be true, there is one thing to note. The last several seasons have sucked, and there are no personnel changes this time around to suggest this season will be otherwise.
Dehn322

Manchester, CT

#10 Sep 23, 2010
hdog wrote:
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While all of what you say may be true, there is one thing to note. The last several seasons have sucked, and there are no personnel changes this time around to suggest this season will be otherwise.
True.
However, with the exception of the ViQueen (or, LA Vikings), I am just tired of everyone thinking that there is some motive, whether it be $$ or trying to move.
The problem is, they won't be good enough for the playoffs and won't be bad enough to get one of the Marquee picks, like a Crosby or a Tavares.
MN Reason

Manchester, CT

#11 Sep 23, 2010
What you guys don't realize (WAKE UP) is that once again you've been had. The sellout streak is over. Leopold doesn't have his practice facility. There WILL be a lockout in 2012.

Result--Leopold gets to move the team. Exactly as he wanted.

Cancel the lease at the X

No new stadium for the Vikes. We are not a major league city, GET USED TO IT.

But, YES to healthcare, housing, living wage jobs. We NEED you John Marty
hdog

Elk River, MN

#12 Sep 23, 2010
Dehn322 wrote:
<quoted text>
True.
However, with the exception of the ViQueen (or, LA Vikings), I am just tired of everyone thinking that there is some motive, whether it be $$ or trying to move.
The problem is, they won't be good enough for the playoffs and won't be bad enough to get one of the Marquee picks, like a Crosby or a Tavares.
No, I'n not too taken with the pocket-lining theories and all that. But now that you mention it, maybe the Wild should have a little meeting, a conspiracy meeting that starts with, "well guys, since we are going to bite anyway......"
Slap Snot

Cottage Grove, MN

#13 Sep 23, 2010
Maybe if they had a coach who said, "if you're not going to go balls to the walls every time your shift in out, then don't bother suiting up, stay in the locker room and explain it to the guy who signs your ****** check."
Find a STAR

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 23, 2010
A bad coach needs a great superstar.
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A great superstar needs a great coach.
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A good team has a great superstar.
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We are missing one of them and until we get a great superstar we won't know how great a coach we have.
ckja

Niles, IL

#16 Sep 28, 2010
A bad team needs a good coach, superstars aren't always born they're made!
rocky dennis

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 28, 2010
ckja wrote:
A bad team needs a good coach, superstars aren't always born they're made!
superstars are usually born with some sort of gift that other players dont have , speed, instinct, accuracy, power, elusiveness . something that contributess to their game .

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