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08:26 AM ET 03.28 | The Wild's skid continued over the weekend, leading to a closed-door venting session. On Sunday, veteran Matt Cullen talked about being professional, working hard, trying to keep your head up. "Everyone feels sick about it," he said of the streak. "There are really no excuses." But does everybody? Really? The difficult question after another one-sided loss is whether everybody still buys in. After the game Andrew Brunette treated the word "quit" as if it was a live hand grenade, a four-letter word as big as an elephant in the team's dressing room. ... Said veteran center John Madden: "We won't know until we get on the ice [Tuesday] and play. We'll find out who is buying in and who is not." Center Kyle Brodziak put it well: "We're in a brutal situation right now."

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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March 28, 2011  08:33 AM ET

recycled pic alert

March 28, 2011  08:34 AM ET

They haven't quit yet although some of the guys have tee times booked for April 12.

March 28, 2011  08:38 AM ET

no real superstars on this team ...maybe Backstrom... but where is this team going in the future? I do not recall hearing about a ton of talent on the farm, either

March 28, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

recycled pic alert

recycled article alert

March 28, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They haven't quit yet although some of the guys have tee times booked for April 12.

The problem with the Wild? No Jaques Lemaire! Olny he can take an AHL squad and make them competitive in the NHL.

Can he clone himself?

March 28, 2011  09:10 AM ET

in more interesting news :

Nucks get to 50 wins (love it or hate it)
Detroit stuck with MacDonald for at least a few games? This would make playoffs interesting.
B's beat Flyers - clinch playoffs. This would be a great PO series, especially after last year.
Kopitar gone for 6 weeks... ouch for LA.

March 28, 2011  09:25 AM ET

Nice match up tonight- Wings Hawks- Go Wings...please please please beat Chicago !!!

March 28, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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in more interesting news :Nucks get to 50 wins (love it or hate it)Detroit stuck with MacDonald for at least a few games? This would make playoffs interesting.B's beat Flyers - clinch playoffs. This would be a great PO series, especially after last year.Kopitar gone for 6 weeks... ouch for LA.

If Hank reads that line about the 'nucks, you're in big trouble, buddy! There's no fury like ......!

March 28, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Kopitar gone for 6 weeks... ouch for LA.

Not to worry! They have Dustin Penner now! :-)

March 28, 2011  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

no real superstars on this team ...maybe Backstrom... but where is this team going in the future? I do not recall hearing about a ton of talent on the farm, either

There doesn't seem to be anyone "outstanding" on the Aeros, but they do have 94 points and they are pretty much assured of a playoff spot. A former assistant coach on the Penguins, Mike Yeo is the head coach and Daryl Sydor is the assistant coach. They must being doing something right with the talent they have.

March 28, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

recycled pic alert

Is it just me or have you noticed that recycled pics (and some stories like this one) are becoming the norm and not the exception? Maybe they should hire a Spammer (like the guy with the middle digit in his ad) as a sketch artist?

March 28, 2011  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Nice match up tonight - Wings Hawks - Go Wings ...please please please beat Chicago !!!

Nice HC.

March 28, 2011  09:36 AM ET

Is it me or does this site carry an inordinate number of threads on the Wild? We get thrice weekly updates on a team with nothing to update. Its like going to dinner with someone who has no personality.

Give me a Wings thread! Tell me what the Lightning are thinking of doing to end their slump! Don't keep telling me the Wild are terrible - we figured that out a decade ago.

March 28, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nice HC.

My Flames need lots of helpful friends right now- tonight your Wings can do me a "solid"

March 28, 2011  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Nice match up tonight- Wings Hawks- Go Wings...please please please beat Chicago !!!

From your lips to God's ear, Harry!

March 28, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

My Flames need lots of helpful friends right now- tonight your Wings can do me a "solid"

The Wings are in tough with MacD in net. But then ..... the Hawks ain't what they used to be either. They don't scare anybody this year. So ... there's hope.

March 28, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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From your lips to God's ear, Harry!

On Calgary sports radio FAN 960 AM there is a weekly talk show(Fridays) hosted by Theo Fleury.Theo is proving himself to be one of the very very few "unfiltered" and say it like it is ex players.This past weekend he completely slagged Luongo as a play off / clutch goalie.Regardles of anyones opinion of Theo-it is hilarious and awesome to get a guy like him on air and spewing akward truths.I hope he can last more then 3 or 4 weeks before getting benched for bad behavior.

March 28, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

On Calgary sports radio FAN 960 AM there is a weekly talk show(Fridays) hosted by Theo Fleury.Theo is proving himself to be one of the very very few "unfiltered" and say it like it is ex players.This past weekend he completely slagged Luongo as a play off / clutch goalie.Regardles of anyones opinion of Theo-it is hilarious and awesome to get a guy like him on air and spewing akward truths.I hope he can last more then 3 or 4 weeks before getting benched for bad behavior.

Maybe Theo's auditioning for the "Don Cherry" of the West role?

March 28, 2011  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Not to worry! They have Dustin Penner now! :-)

oh, my bad ... it's like we should count the hat tricks on the horizon

 
March 28, 2011  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Is it just me or have you noticed that recycled pics (and some stories like this one) are becoming the norm and not the exception? Maybe they should hire a Spammer (like the guy with the middle digit in his ad) as a sketch artist?

that middle finger guy is a very creative roach.

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