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Former Player Tracking: Who Could Save the World?

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As of yet, this project has not resulted in finding a player that Wild fans were willing to discard the current roster to find a spot for. That may change this week. You know, since half the team or so is hurt.

Of course, we may be reaching a bit with that comment. There aren't many players that could help out on the list below. Unless, of course, you want to try Brent Burns out at forward. Because it worked so well the first time. Our guess is that Wild fans would sooner stand pat than go backwards. Wild fans are crazy like that.

You have all bought in, or at least seemingly so. The injuries have to subside at some point, right? Right? Please?

This week's look may be painful for some. Viewer discretion is advised.

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 29 5 5 10 11 6 3 0 1 74

Yeah. That would be nice. Liking the idea of Marco Scandella with a similar stat line, though. This one hurts a bit, especially with Setoguchi hurt. Such is life.

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 25 1 13 14 8 12 1 0 0 61

The scoring here has cooled to the point that there have been stories about breaking Havlat's "slump." It's not a slump, it's just his normal routine, folks. Score for two weeks, then take two weeks to recover. It'll come back. Maybe.

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


Antti Miettinen

#20 / Right Wing / Winnipeg Jets

6-0

190

Jul 03, 1980


Yep. He's back. After a failed mission to Russia, he was inked by the Lightning, then stolen away by the Jets off of waivers. Used in the right situations, he can be helpful. Just don't bite on the first line idea, Jets fans. Of course, he does usually have a solid Corsi number, so he'll fit right in. This guy is the epitome of why Corsi shouldn't be trusted.

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 32 7 6 13 -10 0 4 0 0 41

Bruno was back this week. The fans gave him a standing ovation. Well deserved. HIs team left with the two points. Uncool.

Chuck Kobasew


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

Zzzzzz.....

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 26 10 2 12 -1 9 0 0 1 43

No goals? None? Man... how the mighty have fallen.

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 23 1361 12 6 53 2.34 690 637 .923 2

The Panthers continue to do well. Hard to believe Theodore isn't part of that. Had an off game, but hey... it happens.

What it All Means

Which guy are you ready to sub in? Remember that the team is made up of quite a few Aeros right now. Anyone up there? You want Chuck Kobasew instead of Casey Wellman? Be honest now.

Yeah. Didn't think so.