When the Wild started encountering so many injuries that the team simply had no one else to call up, David McIntyre got the call. He wasn't terrible, but he wasn't great. What he really wasn't was Mikko Koivu. Tough to blame the guy for that, but he did a decent job. Please read that while picturing a guy shrugging his shoulders and a voice trailing off.
He was... decent.
The Wild call ups aren't the greatest, but at least they were bodies. And at least now the franchise knows a bit about what they have in Houston.
#34 / Center / Minnesota Wild
Feb 4, 1987
Nathan- McIntyre was liked by some of the Devils bloggers who hated to see him go. Nope. I have no idea why. He was not impressive in the least. I think he ended up with 2 points simply by happenstance. Man, we have a bunch of middling AHL guys on here. This has been a depressing endeavor. Fuck.
Bryan- McIntyre was the prize piece in the... um... well, Maxim Noreau trade. Even if the guy only played a handful of games, the Wild win that trade. Now, was he overly impressive? Not really, but he will be part of the depth that might one day see the Wild as contenders. He is a serviceable call-up, and has some speed, which the team currently lacks. Keep in mind, he did score two points while up for seven games. That outperforms far too many on the roster.
Jesse- David McIntyre had a short stint with the big club when injuries decimated the Wild in January. I'll be honest when I say I don't know much about McIntyre other than that he's still on his entry-level contract at the age of 25. He'll be an RFA, and while I'm betting Fletcher will keep to stick around in Houston, he's a 3rd/4th line guy that probably won't see a ton of NHL time.
JS- I don't really have much to say about him. 2 points in 5 games is nice, but it's just 5 games. Then again, he's better than Maxim Noreau, so there's that.