Last night, the Minnesota Wild lost 4-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks, where the lone Wild goal came from Matt Dumba and Alex Stalock saved 42 out of 45 shots.
The Wild are now one point out of a Wild Card spot behind Dallas and Chicago, but with plenty of games left in the season, it isn’t the end of the world or anything.
“As far as Wild coach Bruce Boudreau is concerned, the Chicago Blackhawks are as dangerous as ever.”
On pace for just 37 points this season, Mikko Koivu is doing his best to stay positive.
I’m not going to nitpick the article, but it’s hard not to disagree with the overall sentiment.
On the Frozen Pond
Roseville native and UMD forward, Joey Anderson, was made the captain of the upcoming US WJC team.
While Sweden has several other good players on their roster, this is the Rasmus Dahlin show, and don’t forget it.
They may have finished in eighth place at the last tournament, but Slovakia could end up surprising us this time around.
Off the Trail
Stat tracking projects from fans have lead to several cool advances in hockey analytics, such as in shot assists.
Trading Erik Karlsson would probably be a bad idea for the Senators, but if a certain Western Conference team wanted to go all in before their GM loses his job, I could get behind that.
Players like Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson, Alex Ovechkin, and Jaromir Jagr are certainly worth talking about now, but will that be the case in a hundred years?
“Not many people could handle playing, and living, in the shadow of a brother known as 'King Henrik'. But Joel Lundqvist has shouldered that weight and thrived while suiting up for his hometown team.”
“Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban joins Scott Oake to talk about Predators off season acquisitions, musical tastes, video games, family life and being in it to win it plus much more.”
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