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The Wild welcome Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitols to the X while reports swirl that Mike Yeo's seat is starting to catch fire

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The Wild have 29 remaining games.  It can be figured that a bare minimum of 90 points will be necessary to make the playoffs in the Western Conference.  That means no less than 34 points need to come from those remaining games, the equivalent of 17 wins.  Time is running short to turn the tide.  But we've seen the team in this situation before, and as many times as we've wanted to count this team out, it is never a safe bet to do so.

The road to redemption doesn't get easier tonight, but a win against the league's best team could go a long way in building some confidence to a team that describes itself as fragile and presents and endless string of players who have run out of things to say.  But that's reality for a team that perpetually puts itself in the jaws of the beast before finding a way to playing its best hockey.

So many things have been said, so many solutions suggested, so much pressure has been placed at every level of this team, all that remains is to sit back and hope for yet another crazy sprint to the playoffs.  Stop me if you've heard this before, but every remaining game is a playoff game for this spiraling team.  The coach is on notice, and that notice may reach even higher than the coach.  A strong finish will not be enough.  Now we get to see if this team has any fight left.  Buckle up.

Oh yeah, and this is only 9 days away:

And now I present to you an Ode to Mike Yeo from the late, great, Glenn Frey.  Walk on.

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