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No, he played 24 shifts, I believe, including up until 1:17 left or something. Sounds like it's a groin or something. Chuck Fletcher called it a "silly thing" in a passing comment, so maybe it's something else
Very hard to say, especially with some of the most experienced coaches like Claude Julien and Dave Tippett apparently staying put. I corresponded with Marc Crawford last month, and he definitely wants back in the NHL. Paul MacLean and Kevin Dineen are out there, as well as guys like Guy Boucher and Ron Wilson. One possible rookie? Phil Housley. There's also Randy Carlyle, who maybe be the kind of personality that can walk into a locker room with a, "I don't care who you are," attitude and get their attention
No, definitely not the team. There just comes a point when a guy is missing practices and now possibly the playoffs that you have to report what you're being told if you know it's completely accurate. I don't work for the team. I write for the paper and for the fans, and as a newspaper, we were confident enough in our sources to report what we know. Trust me, the decision wasn't taken lightly and Chuck Fletcher knew it was coming.
My guess is after next season, but it'll be completely up to him.
I do think they'll trade him this summer. My guess is they'd sign a free agent. I'd pursue Alex Stalock
My guess is Vanek is a candidate
Because the rightsholders like FSN pay a lot of money to broadcast these games. The only time in the first two rounds they're not allowed, I believe, is when NBC fully has the game, not NBC Sports Network
That's a possibility, no doubt
Because he's not on the penalty kill, so the hope is once you kill the penalty, you can come out with a Nino-Haula line immediately and maybe gain some momentum offensively immediately
There was a chance he could play this weekend for Iowa, but being out for a few weeks, I don't see them throwing him into the NHL lineup unless they have no choice
I'd be shocked. I was told he's not playing "anytime soon," but as I reported today, he's doing physical therapy behind the scenes maybe for the hope he could return. Remember, he hasn't practiced for a long time now, too, so I do think it's remote even if suddenly he was feeling healthy. My guess still is he'll need surgery
June 15 or the 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final, whichever is later
I think that's an astute point. I think it's definitely played a role in his very erratic season. As for the systems, very similar except for some slight changes in the neutral zone and maybe offensive philosophy. Players believe at least they have more freedom to create offensively, but if there's less than a 50-50 chance of regaining a puck in the offensive zone, just like Yeo, Torchetti doesn't want that third forward high taking the risk. Real quick, abbreviated comment, but tons of questions to get to. Sorry not more
I have not delved into checking into this because it's beyond premature and I can tell you in Parise's mind, this isn't even anything he's remotely thinking about.
Yes actually. With Reebok taking over jerseys after next season (?), a lot is under discussion, including that. I'm told they haven't made any final decisions, but they'll be "looking at it more closely the next couple months," according to a text from a source March 25
He's the only extra as of now, so I'd think he gets in...With playoff losses come changes usually
His third-period stumbles almost every single start the second half certainly doesn't help
I think Drouin is on the table, I think the Edmonton guys are on the table, I think many guys are. Let's see whom the GM is first. I don't say that tongue in cheek. But there's no use speculating right now until we hear from Fletcher (or somebody else) says after the season. If the Wild bows out quickly, the Wild will have to appraise everything and then make big decisions on how to repair a team that was a giant regular-season disappointment
I don't believe so, but don't know for sure
Hmmmmm. Depends how much Okposo or Backes want, ha. Just kidding. Kinda