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  • Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers: The Morning After


    The 39 shots and only 2 goals is still disturbing, however. This team has too many guys looking for the pretty pass and the open net. They need to drive to the net, make the defense make a play and draw the penalties. Too often our goalies are hit, pressured and run over, and our guys take sharp angle shots or get centering attempts cleared away or shots from outside blocked. This lack of aggression is going to be my focal point the rest of the season.

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    Questions to Answer

    Can the new kids break into the box score? Nope, but Fritsche was robbed early on, and had 13:41 TOI, but Olvecky seems to be the odd-man out, with more ice time than only Boogaard.
    So, who the hell are the Wild? Seriously? Does anyone know? Nobody knows. It's obvious that they concentrate on defensive positioning and the counter attack, but they just aren't aggressive in the offensive zone. Too many playmakers, not enough power guys and finishers.
    Can the Wild win their second game against a team on the second leg of a back to back? Yes! Finally!
    Will Bouchard bounce back? Bouchard didn't seem to be in the flow this afternoon, with only 1 shot on goal. but was a +1 on the day.
    Will Roloson get healthy against the Wild like he did last week? Roloson played an excellent game, bouncing back from a horrible one against Detroit on Saturday.

    The Game In Pictures

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