I liked Jacques Lemaire and what he did with what he had, on the other hand I don't like what GM Doug Risebrough has done the same GM that was run out of Calgary for trading Doug Gilmour to Toronto for gary leeman he hasn't changed much and probably is time for a change at the GM spot for the Wild as well.
The trade that sticks out the most was Pavol Demitra, give the Kings a up and coming Patrick O'sullivan and a !st round pick, well if you all remember the year before Demitra went to the Kings as a unrestricted free agent.
think Risebrough had Lemaire here because of his inability to find players and the talent every other team seems to find we don't . Scouting sucks as well they don't draft well at all.
Look at the players in Houston Hardly what you would call grade a talent but a few never really recieved a fair chance either and probably never will with the Wild.
The wild suck in the faceoff circle nearly every game the are badly out drawn in the circle wich in turn leads to one or two goals the opposition should not of had.
I hope the wild start making better personel decitions bring in more North American tough hard nose hard hitting defensemen and say good by to Martin Skoula and Marek Zidlicky, what a pair makes me sick
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