Minnesota Wild looking to deal after ...

Minnesota Wild looking to deal after whiffing at NHL draft in L.A.

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 27, 2010, titled Minnesota Wild looking to deal after whiffing at NHL draft in L.A.. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Chuck Fletcher won't be taking much time off in the next few days. The Wild spent Friday and Saturday stocking their shelves with young talent at the NHL draft, but they'll likely need to push the pace with deals or free-agent signings over the next two weeks or so if they expect to be competitive this season.

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zingbopper

Black River Falls, WI

#1 Jun 27, 2010
Yawn....... Who cares. This non-story makes the news? Too many sports stories in this town. Gee, how about an interesting story on womens basketball or soccer or golf or a 11 hour tennis match or maybe paint drying. Find some real news you morons.
Drew

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 27, 2010
Fans of the Wild care to know what their team is thinking during the offseason.

And this is a sports article in the sports section you twit, go to the New York Times or CNN if your looking for substantive news.
Cardinal Corner

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jun 27, 2010
Minnesota teams cant draft
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jun 27, 2010
zingbopper wrote:
Yawn....... Who cares. This non-story makes the news? Too many sports stories in this town. Gee, how about an interesting story on womens basketball or soccer or golf or a 11 hour tennis match or maybe paint drying. Find some real news you morons.
Thanks for clicking! That'll show 'em.
sooperthanksfora sking

Bemidji, MN

#5 Jun 27, 2010
Fletcher had me until he brought up the PMB as a center thing. IMO, it would be a huge mistake to pencil in PMB as anything right now. Let alone something that the team can fall back on.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#6 Jun 27, 2010
Everybody is looking for scorers. The Wild hit on a couple of guys who could play who were on the bench for other teams last year, but nobody ever built a championship quality team that way. They're going to have to trade something to get something. The only problem is that other teams don't seem to need goaltenders and defensemen.
Hockey Guy

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jun 27, 2010
The Wild free agents will be leaving like rats jumping off a sinking ship. This team wont be any good for at least three years. Not enough talent to win with and no players other teams want to trade for talented players. An ugly situation to be in.
Jimmy James

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 27, 2010
How can the moron who wrote this article say the Wild "whiffed" on this draft - one day after it? He never even attempted to make the case, but it's a stupid idea from the start.

What an idiot.
marker

Omaha, NE

#9 Jun 27, 2010
Um, think the writer means they "whiffed" at making a trade at the time the draft was being held. Doesn't appear he was judging the quality of the Wild's draft.
TC Florida

United States

#10 Jun 28, 2010
The draft accomplished what it shoul've for the Wild - a good group of prospects. But they had better make trades and/or free agent signings that count for this season. Last year was tough for fans to endure, and I don't think the team will continue to sell out games if there is not significant imporvement. Of all the needs, a prolific scorer is a priority.
merelymike

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jun 28, 2010
The Wild are short of trade bait and way over budget. The previous ownership and management destroyed this franchise for years to come. This should be the prime time for the Wild. Instead we dont make the playoffs. What? The previous owner tookl us minnesotans for a ride. He made tens of millions of dollars and got us what? Minnesotans are fools. Prediction: Wild do not make playoffs again. Do not make it past first round for 5 years.
Joe

Mankato, MN

#13 Jun 28, 2010
This team will be the Minnesota "Mild" next year. Spare me any tickets. Why can the Black Hawks go from the the bums of the league to Stanley Cup champions while the Wild are content to possibly make the play offs each year. I think I have lost interest.
Bubba

United States

#14 Jun 28, 2010
Joe wrote:
This team will be the Minnesota "Mild" next year. Spare me any tickets. Why can the Black Hawks go from the the bums of the league to Stanley Cup champions while the Wild are content to possibly make the play offs each year. I think I have lost interest.
Keep the faith brother, look at the pens they hit it big after years of mediocrity same as the caps amongst other teams. You just need one to change the course of everything.
Goldy Shuffle

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jun 29, 2010
The Wild are in as deep a hole as the Timberbums!
They have no talent on the big club other than a few good role players and the minor league team has NONE!
The collection of bums they had running it from the start, said they were going to do it the right way with their 5 to 7 year plan drafted bad and then let the best player the team even had, play in his last year of his contract so he could leave and get nothing in return!

The big difference between the examples that are given about teams making the right picks and moves doesn't apply to this group. My guess is in two years you will see 10,000 average crowds for one of the worst teams in hockey and talk of selling the team again!

If you are going to STINK at least make it fun and take hockey back 25 years and bring in some goons!

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#16 Jun 29, 2010
The Wild need to sign Mike Modano as a 3rd or 4th line guy.
Mike

Alexandria, MN

#17 Jun 29, 2010
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text> Keep the faith brother, look at the pens they hit it big after years of mediocrity same as the caps amongst other teams. You just need one to change the course of everything.
Teams like the Penguins and Blackhawks were at the bottom for several years and benefitted by having several top draft choices. The Wild have been in the middle and there just are no sure things drafting from 9th to 15th every year. They're capped out and trying to adjust to a new system. It's not happening overnight. Making the playoffs again would be a big step.
Kevin

Fairfield, CT

#18 Jun 30, 2010
Joe wrote:
This team will be the Minnesota "Mild" next year. Spare me any tickets. Why can the Black Hawks go from the the bums of the league to Stanley Cup champions while the Wild are content to possibly make the play offs each year. I think I have lost interest.
Blackhawks were in the same position we were for several years. They even traded away one of their best players (Arnason) to help build for the future.

For now they have a championship team, but they won't be able to afford them for long. Unfortunately under a cap system this is what you'll see. Teams build up a championship then fall off for a few years, then a championship, and so on.

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