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Wild Talent being wasted

Posted 3:37 PM ET | Comments 3
I thought the "NEW NHL" is supposed to bring offensive explosion to the NHL but someone forgot to tell the Minnesota Wild.

I looked at the roster of the Minnesota Wild and i found their is great offensive gifted players on that team including names like Demitra, Parrish, Carney, Gaborik and White. These players can score over thirty goals in a season but they are handcuffed by Jacques Lemaire. Lemaire needs to understand that in New NHL you need your offensive players to score or they will packing after game 4.

Kim Johnsson

This is guy isnt worth the money he got. come on, he was a -4 and had 22 points regular season and still makes the bonehead plays he made in philly. He's not producing the way he was in philly. Maybe he still has the case of snifffuls, just like clarke said.....
Filed Under:   Wild   flyers   nhl   playoffs  
April 15, 2007 4:19 PM ET | Delete
I agree - the Wild need to UNLEASH Gaborik. That guy is a freak.
April 15, 2007 4:19 PM ET | Delete
You think White and Carney can score over 30 goals in a season? Not even with empty nets could they get 30. Waaaaaay too much is being made of Lemaire and his requirement that first and foremost his teams be defensively sound. This season our offense was great to watch. What people ignore is that "the trap" is a defensive system to prevent the other team from scoring. It does NOT restrict your own offense. Parrish would be lucky to be a 30 goal man. Rolston hit 30, Bouchard can, but his play was inconsistent throughout the year. Gaborik and Demitra did just fine being "handcuffed." The Wild scored 5 goals 15 times this season, which is just about the same as last season. Last season we failed to make the playoffs. Withouth quality defense your offense doesn't matter....unless you're Buffalo, apparently. we outscored many teams who are not ridiculed for "trap" use, like Dallas or even Edmonton who were all about speed transitions. Even Philly was behind us, and their poor defense/goaltending killed them. If scoring were all that was needed, Washington would be in the playoffs. No, the Wild do just fine offensively, but we've run into a solid defensive team in Anaheim.
April 15, 2007 5:19 PM ET | Delete
Maybe the Pens should trade for Gaborik...of course it may cost them Malkin or Staal...but alongside Crosby Gabs could score 70. And btw, Keith Carney? Is that a typo? 30 goals is like his total for the last 7 years.
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