Thursday, May 21, 2009

Minnesota Wild GM Rumors

Any thoughts on who might be the next Minnesota Wild General Manager?

The media has been speculating on the following names:
(my personal percentage of probability is in parenthesis)

Chuck Fletcher, Assistant GM for Pittsburgh Penguins (69%)

David McNabb, Assistant GM for Anaheim Mighty Ducks (21%)

Pierre McGuire, NHL Media Guy (8%)

Tom Lynn Assistant, GM for Minnesota Wild (2%)

If it was me, I would take Chuck Fletcher. Maybe I should start selling “Pucks for Chuck” and give the money to Leipold for that new practice facility that he doesn't need.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

NHL Playoffs without Minnesota Wild

The NHL Playoffs are pretty exciting as of late even with out the Minnesota Wild. I am thoroughly enjoying the Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins series especially with all the trash talk between sid the kid and ovie. I am also reveling at the strength of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the NHL Playoffs year after year. The Ducks are the 8th seed, but have been playing more like a top seed using their physical aggressive style of play to their full advantage.

I have to admit I am bummed that the Wild aren’t in the playoff mix, but it’s a good group of teams this season and frankly I don’t think the Wild had what it takes to be competing at this level any way. Not this year. Maybe next.