I have something I would like to try. Humor me. Everyone put your hands up over your head. Now, yell "WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE."
Everyone feel better? I hope so. If not, wait another couple weeks, we'll do it again. You see, this is the cliche roller coaster ride right now. The team clicks uphill for a game, maybe two, sometimes even four. Click, click, click, click. Then, right when they are at the top, the bottom falls out, the cart goes over the edge and everyone plummets to the bottom. The guy in the middle barfs, the kids in the front car cry, and everyone else wonders what the hell just happened.
The only thing left to do is decide if you are getting off the ride at the bottom, because, just like a real roller coaster, the Wild ride will click back up hill again. If you can stand the thrill and depression of the fall on the other side, then you get to enjoy the anticipation of the ride up as well. If you can't handle the drop on the back side, I would suggest getting off now.
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Wild finds itself still stuck in reverse | StarTribune.com - Russo gamer. Which changed a bit since I read it last night. Must be nice to have an editor. Oh yeah. Wait.
Khudobin's shaky play fits right in with Wild's home-ice woes | StarTribune.com - Rachel Blount with a good look at Borat.
Defenseman Maxim Noreau waits for chance to help offense | StarTribune.com - Defensive issues? That's why Max doesn't get a chance? Have they seen the guys currently on the roster?
Avs outshot, outchanced, yet outscore Wild; Scandella injured | StarTribune.com - Post game Rants. Including the quote from David Koci that no one from the Wild would fight him. If that is true, the Wild should be ashamed of themselves. There is one guy in particular that he is only on the roster for that very reason. Someone needed to step up.
Goal-starved Minnesota Wild drop third straight - TwinCities.com - Brothers' gamer.
Rookie goalie Matt Hackett receives a major league wake-up call - TwinCities.com - A brief look at how Hackett handled the idea of being called up.
Hitting The Post: Cue "Jaws" music; Wings lose Howard - Wings lose Howard? THE WINGS LOSE HOWARD? What about me? Huh? I lost the guy in at least three leagues. BS.
Off the Trail
Junior tournament a plus for Pioneers - The Denver Post - Yeah. Jason Zucker is good. We're ready.
Cal Clutterbuck of Minnesota Wild | All Things Avs - Oh, I see now. You role as the objective beat writer allows you to go on a full article length rant about a player being a cheater. I get it now. Apparently I really do not understand how the whole objectivity thing works. My bad.