Minnesota Wild woes continue with 2-1 loss to Calgary

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Eric Nystrom's shorthanded goal in the third period lifted the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.
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Since: Oct 08

Andover, MN

#1 Dec 30, 2008
What's wrong with Reitz? I sure hope this isn't another Lemaire 'message' to a young player......
Oh geeze

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 30, 2008
I am getting really tired of this from the Wild. I have season tickets and have no interest in going to a game let alone wasting time watching it on TV when they are making almost no effort. It's pretty sad to say that the only ones that seem to be holding things down are the two goaltenders. How much more are they going to continue to take before they say, "the Hell with it? Why should I keep picing up the slack?" Lemaire and his coaching staff need to get their acts together before they all find themselves out of a job...and the fans stop writing the checks. Last I checked, if I don't perform to expectations at work I can either quit or be fired...
Oh geeze

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 30, 2008
Hey...even the Wolves won!
Fed Up

Boone, IA

#4 Dec 30, 2008
Why doesn't anyone comment about how pathetic a GM Doug friggen Risebrough is??? We have had to hear for years now this glub Canadia Weasel spew his garbage that they had a plan/blueprint and they were not going to alter their plans as if they were the only Hockey Gods while in the meantime teams like Anaheim, Nashville, Tampa Bay, and Dallas spent the money to sign meaningful free agents and won Stanley Cups and this franchise has DONE NOTHING! WHEN ARE THE 18,000 CLOWNS WHO SHOW UP NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT TO SEE A TEAM WITH LESS TALENT THEN THE HOUSTON AEROS GOING TO GET IT?? THIS TEAM AND ORGANIZATION'S PLAN IS TO BLEED THEIR FANS LINE THE POCKETS OF THE OWNER AND PUT CRAP TEAMS ON THE ICE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE 18,000 LEMMINGS WILL SHOW UP EACH YEAR. THIS TEAM HAS NEER HAD ANY INTENTION OF WINNING THE CUP!! THE ONE YEAR THEY GOT LUCKY AND MADE IT TO THE CONFERENCE FINALS BY SOME FLUKE THE VERY NEXT YEAR DOUG RISESTIFF GUTTED THE TEAM!!!!! Enough already, this GM has to go and I am sick and tired of seeing the mind numbingly boring brand of hockey Lemaire puts on the ice. They will finish last in the West but the the 18,000 clowns will still show up!!!
johns6797

Houston, TX

#5 Dec 30, 2008
Fed Up, I agree the Wild need to make some changes. If Atlanta has Kovalchuk and Armstong on the table for Gabby and Johnsson, what's the hold up?! Make the deal!! Jacques has a PhD in hockey but he plays too many silly mind games (Hey Coach, could you leave the lines alone for game or two and oh, another thing, can you pick ONE captain and stick with him too?! Let me give ya a hint, he wears #9!!) and his 1-2-2 neutral zone trap is antiquated. It doesn't work anymore on a playing surface with a much smaller neutral zone. The 2-1-2 forecheck employed by exciting young teams like Chicago works much better in today's game, producing turnovers in the other teams end of the rink and thus, good scoring chances.

Jacques should retire, the deal for Gabby should get done, the trap should go bye-bye and Mikko Koivu should be captain until he retires. Start there. Cup winning teams generally don't take 8 years to gel anymore Doug and Craig!!

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