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Mikko Koivu Bobblehead Disaster; Wild: Bad or Unlucky? Daily Links


Minnesota's Koivu latest victim of embarrassingly awful bobblehead - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
The bobblehead doll actually costs more ($25) than the starting price for tickets to Wednesday night's game (Oct. 28) against the Nashville Predators ($24), when the doll will be released. Nothing says "quality entertainment" better than a sports ticket that costs less than a paperweight ...

Minnesota Wild: God-awful without Lemaire? Or just unlucky? - Behind The Net
Through nine games (including Friday's game against the St. Louis Blues), the Minnesota Wild have been horrible. At 2-7-0, they're 2nd-last in the NHL, ahead of only Toronto, a team whose failures are well-known. But Minnesota has some new problems: defense. With Jacques Lemaire coaching them, defense has always been a strength, but in their first year without him, they've fallen apart.

Gross Misconduct Hockey " Blog Archive " Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Ott
What in the blue hell is it going to take for there to be any modicum of consistency out of Colin Campbell’s game show studio of an office when it comes to dangerous hits in the game?

Wild at Blackhawks - 10/26/2009 - - Recap
''If we want to make the playoffs, we have to play about .500 on the road, so there are a lot of things we have to catch up on,'' Backstrom said. ''It doesn't matter if the system is new. You have to find a way to win … and pretty soon. Time is running out.''

Wild falls to 0-8 on the road; Gaborik injured; Khudobin on way up |
The Wild is now 0-8 on the road, the first team since the '96-97 Penguins according to Elias Sports Bureau to open the season with eight games without a point. The last team to go nine straight was the '92-93 Ottawa Senators, who actually went 38 straight to open the season without a point. So, the Wild has a ways to go to accomplish that "feat."

Early season thoughts: Are the Avs for real? - From The Rink
The Todd Richards experiment in Minnesota has thus far resulted in a real mess. For the first time I can remember, the Wild look disorganized.