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Wild's system under fire

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08:27 AM ET 02.26 | In addition to one of the league's least productive power plays, the Wild are struggling to score goals overall, too. Dumping the puck into the offensive zone and chasing after it is not unique to the Wild. Still some Wild fans, frustrated that the team ranks 28th in the NHL with 2.06 goals per game, have been criticizing coach Mike Yeo's "system," which is their code word for the Wild's propensity to dump and chase. ... "A lot of teams play the same way in the league, and what it comes down to is who does it better. And I think we're pretty inconsistent in how we play our system," [Zach Parise] said. "What people don't understand, the other team is trying to win, too, and the other team is trying to make you turn the puck over."

Star Tribune

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February 26, 2013  08:51 AM ET

Hee. Hee.

Hee. Hee.

February 26, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So Mike Yeo = Ron Wilson in disguise?

I truly, truly feel for Minnesota fans, then.

But it's difficult to chant.....Fire Yeo!

February 26, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Same old boring Wild.

February 26, 2013  09:51 AM ET

For the amount of money you got, Zach, inconsistent doesn't really cut it.

February 26, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But it's difficult to chant.....Fire Yeo!

Yeo must go!

February 26, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

For the amount of money you got, Zach, inconsistent doesn't really cut it.

very true

February 26, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Same old boring Wild.

Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

February 26, 2013  10:31 AM ET

The big problem with the Wild's system is Dany Heatley is part of it. He was always a jerk now he is an underacheiving slow skating over paid one.

February 26, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The big problem with the Wild's system is Dany Heatley is part of it. He was always a jerk now he is an underacheiving slow skating over paid one.

Tell me what you really think Whale? BTW, I was rooting for you last night. Tough loss.

February 26, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The big problem with the Wild's system is Dany Heatley is part of it. He was always a jerk now he is an underacheiving slow skating over paid one.

So you're saying he'd be perfect for To***to's first line?

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February 26, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

For the amount of money you got, Zach, inconsistent doesn't really cut it.

what?!?! isn't he the next great forward?

February 26, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Dear Zach,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Signed,
I'm still bitter (but since your team stinks, not as much)

February 26, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Dear Zach,HAHAHAHAHAHAHASigned,I'm still bitter (but since your team stinks, not as much)

Couldnt have said it better!

February 26, 2013  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Dear Zach,HAHAHAHAHAHAHASigned,I'm still bitter (but since your team stinks, not as much)

LOL

February 26, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Dear Zach,HAHAHAHAHAHAHASigned,I'm still bitter (but since your team stinks, not as much)

excellent....

February 26, 2013  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Tell me what you really think Whale? BTW, I was rooting for you last night. Tough loss.

If I did that my comment would be removed in 7 seconds :-) I appreciate your support for the Oilers Slappy but the team has to get some size and grit up front if they hope to compete against the contenders.

February 26, 2013  12:32 PM ET

Tort's system under fire

 
February 26, 2013  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

If I did that my comment would be removed in 7 seconds :-) I appreciate your support for the Oilers Slappy but the team has to get some size and grit up front if they hope to compete against the contenders.

The Oil lacks viscosity right now

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