Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wes Walz Where Are You?

I am afraid that it is getting to the point where Wes Walz won't be welcomed back by his fellow Minnesota Wild players even if he chooses to return. His absence has gone on too long and I wouldn't be surprised if the Minnesota Wild players have started to feel abandoned. I have no idea why he has taken an indefinite leave of absence but at some point he should explain to his teammates and the fans what is going on and when he plans on coming back. Hockey is the ultimate team game and Wes Walz was the ultimate team player since the Minnesota Wild's first year. I just hope that there hasn't been any permanent damage done to his relationship with the rest of the Minnesota Wild roster. PLEASE HURRY BACK WES WALZ!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wild beat Colorado, look ahead to Vancouver

The Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday night 4-1. The win should give Minnesota some much needed momentum to get ready for the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday at the X. The Wild and the Canucks have some bad blood running between them and the game is going to be huge for Wild hockey fans.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wild Road Trip

The Wild are halfway through their four game divisional road trip and it doesn’t look good. The Wild lost to both the Colorado Avalanche and the Calgary Flames and still have to face the Oilers and the Canucks this week. The Wild are missing key players with Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra out with groin injuries and Wes Walz out on a personal leave to ponder retirement. Those three guys are key penalty killers for the Wild and with all three of them MIA, it’s a tough for the Wild to win on the road. The Oilers are pretty weak right now, let’s hope the Wild can come out of this road trip at .500. Let's go Wild!

next home game:
Wild vs Avalanche Sunday November 18th

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Wild Should Sign Brian Rolston

I am a firm believer that the Minnesota Wild should sign Brian Rolston to a long term contract now instead of possibly losing him during the off season. He is the glue that holds the Minnesota Wild together and gives the Wild much needed veteran leadership on and off the ice. The word on the street is that the Minnesota Wild won't be able to afford both Pavol Demitra and Brian Rolston. In my mind, it is a no brainer to let Demitra go while signing Rolston to a long term contract so he ends his career as a member of the Minnesota Wild. After watching him blast a slap shot past Calgary Flames goalie Kiprusoff in the first period last night I came to the conclusion that he is the Wild's most dangerous scorer. I just hope that the Minnesota Wild front office opens up their wallets and pays Brian Rolston what he deserves.