Charlie Coyle has come to play. He has been the best forward on the ice for the Wild in this series. With two goals in two games, he has brought the kind of physicality you need in the post season. From being the F-2, or second forward in the zone to support the forecheck, to dumping players that try to stand over him, the month of April has been good to Coyle and he's been go for the Wild.
The biggest key for a player's development is to play in meaningful games in which they are relied upon to make plays. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are as meaningful as you get. The Wild want to stress the continued development of its youth, but it should not be an excuse for a first round exit. Minnesota should want to see the kids flourish now while being led by the veterans every step of the way. Moral victories don't exist for this team anymore. It's time for Wild to put their money where their mouth is.
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