- Nov 11, 2008
- Reaction score
Training camp is now upon us. Hope springs eternal.
THIS IS OUR YEAR!
THIS IS OUR YEAR!
I agree, I was not happy when Talbot bolted. I can understand why he might want to, but it still sucked.I think the key question comes down to goaltending.
with losing Fiala, it's possible that the team will score fewer goals this season. that puts more pressure on the goalies to keep them in games.
Fleury is a HOF goalie - no question. But he's getting older and I just don't see him playing more than 50 games in goal during the regular season. And the Wild, as of now, are going into the season with a relatively untested backup.
The Wild need to score as many goals as possible - and the defensemen need to have a stronger season to protect Fleury and the other guy as much as possible.
Oink. Right from the early penalty leading to a Rangers goal on their first PP to the horn. Not cool to get blown out of your own arena in the first period of the season opener.
Hoping this post doesn't hold up.
Guerin was doing a pre-season interview and - if you read between the lines - he was trying to tell people that the next couple of years could be rough at times.
with the dead cap room from the buyouts of Parise and Suter, the Wild cannot afford to add veteran players to the roster - at least not higher-priced veteran players. their only option is to bring up a bunch of younger players or lower-priced veterans and hope to get through as best they can.
again, maybe I'm reading this wrong, but from what Guerin said, I got the feeling that the real goal is to develop the young players and get the team in a position where they can contend once the dead cap situation is gone and they can add better players to fill out the roster. But, that won't happen for another 3 years.