Former Player Tracking: Everything's Copacetic

With the Wild enjoying a bit of success, Wild fans have eased through the letting go phase rather nicely. Imagine what would have happened if the Wild had started poorly. You can see the comment section, right? "Burns is the bestest evar!!!11" "How could they have possibly traded away Bruno? The loss of his speed is ridiculous!"

Yet, here we are. Wild in first place, many former players enjoying some success of their own, and everyone seems to be happy. When everyone is happy, it's time to just smile and be happy. Enjoy it, everyone. You never know when it might change.

Brent Burns


Brent Burns

#88 / Defenseman / San Jose Sharks

6-5

219

Mar 09, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Brent Burns 25 4 5 9 10 2 3 0 1 65

Wild fans have distanced themselves from Burns, but only a bit. Two games against the Sharks has certainly helped them to see that life can go on without him. I am still firmly on the side of "How much better would the Wild D look with him?" Tough to argue with the moves with the position the Wild are in, but Burns is still missed.

Martin Havlat


Martin Havlat

#9 / San Jose Sharks

6-2

217

Apr 19, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Martin Havlat 21 1 11 12 8 10 1 0 0 56

No one really thought that PPG pace would hold up, did they? Hope not. One thing we did see in the last game was Havlat out on the PK against the Wild. That is not something Wild fans are used to seeing. Even with the "struggles" of Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi, it doesn't sound like anyone misses Marty.

Cam Barker


Cam Barker

#13 / Defenseman / Edmonton Oilers

6-3

215

Apr 04, 1986



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Cam Barker 12 1 0 1 3 14 1 0 0 21

Still out with his ankle surgery. Of course... they likely aren't missing much.

Antti Miettinen

Out of work. No word on if he is searching for a new gig or not.

Andrew Brunette


Andrew Brunette

#15 / Left Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

6-1

215

Aug 24, 1973


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Andrew Brunette 29 6 5 11 -10 0 4 0 0 39

Minus 10? Yikes. Clearly Bruno is filling a role of more of a third line checker over in Chi town. Not exactly what he has been used to, but he's still around, so hopefully he is enjoying it. The Hawks are doing fine, and next Wednesday's matchup should be intense.


Chuck Kobasew

#17 / Right Wing / Colorado Avalanche

6-0

192

Apr 17, 1982



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Chuck Kobasew 28 3 3 6 -7 20 0 1 1 33

Such an intimidating stat line. How have the Wild possibly survived without him?

James Sheppard

Word is, Sheppard is practicing. Good news for everyone involved.

Eric Nystrom


Eric Nystrom

#24 / Left Wing / Dallas Stars

6-1

193

Feb 14, 1983



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Eric Nystrom 22 10 2 12 0 9 0 0 1 39

Only one goal this week? Psh. Slacker.

Nystrom continues to make himself a valuable part of the Stars organization, which is good for him and them. Little else to say here. He would not have had that chance with the Wild, so it's good to see him excelling.

Jose Theodore


Jose Theodore

#60 / Goalie / Florida Panthers

5-11

185

Sep 13, 1976



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jose Theodore 20 1191 11 5 43 2.17 608 565 .929 2

All they do is win. Sounds familiar. Nice to see the doubters eating yet another serving of crow in FLA.

What it All Means

Burns is losing his luster with Wild fans and Bruno is at a -10? How easily things change. Matt Hackett, Niklas Backstrom, and Josh Harding holding the fort in net, Theodore also enjoying success... players the fans liked all enjoying at least minor successes. It's a win in all directions, and that is pretty rare.

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