After the much needed road win in Nashville, the Minnesota Wild got a few days to practice and prepare for their four game home stand against the Coyotes, Blues, Canucks and Flyers. Coach Jacques Lemaire was crabby after practice Monday and made the team stay extra long on Tuesday morning. According to sources, Tuesday’s Wild practice should have only been 30 minutes, but Jacques pushed it to an hour.
Pavol Demitra should be back (finally!) in the lineup tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. He is scheduled to play between Mark Parrish and Marian Gaborik, clearly those three will be the top line. Let’s hope they can put the ugly practice sessions behind them and come out swinging tonight at the Xcel Energy Center. I know there are still Minnesota Wild Tickets left for cheap from the local St Paul broker, so buy your tickets and head out the "X"!