I know how much all of you guys missed my posts as I was in Hawaii (insert guffaw from my dripping sarcasm here) but I have to tell you what I have been telling everyone else in my life... I'm always right and no one ever listens to me!
After the Wild (are you sure that name handle isn't lame enough?? what about the Minnesota craaaaaaazies!!! or the Minnesota angry beavers!!) started the season tearing up the league it was your friendly blogger (me) who said that they would fall off when they realized they were the CRAAAAAZIES...er WILD!! In addition I cited that their schedule was super soft and they hadn't faced division opponents at the time and when they did they tended to lose.
So here we are and they let slip their grip on first, maybe Gaborik missing hurts, maybe it doesn't defensively but when you have NINETEEN games where the opponent played the night before you should be first in your division if not the league! That's right I said NINETEEN!!!
So if the Flames beat the Angry Beavers tonight...sorry the wilderness..no no the WILD with Gaborik back I think the drop for them might be more severe than they imagine. As a fan you get frustrated after three loses even when the team picked up points in some of them but 5 straight must seem like they will need a camel and sherpa to help them find the win column again...