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Home fans deserting the Wild

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07:13 AM ET 04.22 | The Wild can't seem to win at home lately, and, with a chance to virtually lock up a playoff spot Sunday, lost to the 19-22-4 Flames, 4-1. There should be more noise. It is April, in a shortened NHL season, in the so-called state of hockey. The building is packed. The game is meaningful. ... When the sound system goes quiet, so does the building. The Xcel Energy Center is not just quiet by NHL standards. It is quiet by the standards of a string quartet. ... [Fans] sit, quietly, during the Wild's lifeless third period. Most of them file out early. The rest use their hands as seat cushions. Their team needs only a couple of victories to earn its first playoff berth since 2008. They seem to expect the worst.

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Ryan Suter, Icon Sports Ryan Suter, Icon Sports
April 22, 2013  08:14 AM ET

The Flames had something to do with that...

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April 22, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Flames had something to do with that...

they weren't even booing/
man those minnesotans are polite

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April 22, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The stench of Buffalo sticks to ya like skunk.

nice....

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April 22, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Seems like they quit playing as soon as Pominville went there...brought his losing ways to Minny i guess.

He hasn't been the problem. He's been a point a game guy since the trade...they did give up a lot of their future to get him to Minny though.

April 22, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The stench of Buffalo sticks to ya like skunk.

That's cause it's downwind of Toronto

April 22, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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Minny: 21-15 WITHOUT PominvilleMinny: 3-6 WITH PominvilleThe stats speak for themselves.

Which begs the question - why did they trade for him in the first place? Did they need to give up what they did for this guy?

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April 22, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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As I've stated previously, all our waste that floats across Lake Ontario has to wind up SOMEWHERE...

That's what I like the most Danny..................humility ain't a strong point....

:-)

April 22, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Jackets 7th, Stars (or Wings) 8th...Minny misses the playoffs! that's what I'd like to see!

April 22, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

As I've stated previously, all our waste that floats across Lake Ontario has to wind up SOMEWHERE...

I thought for sure you would have went with the obvious and said downstream...straight to Montreal.

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April 22, 2013  11:33 AM ET

The rest use their hands.... as icicles to keep the beer cold.

April 22, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The stench of Buffalo sticks to ya like skunk.

Says the man who's never been through Toledo:)

April 22, 2013  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Says the man who's never been through Toledo:)

or Staten Island
or certain parts of NJ

April 22, 2013  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Says the man who's never been through Toledo:)

With a team nickname like Mud Hens you know it has to stink bad there

 
April 22, 2013  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

With a team nickname like Mud Hens you know it has to stink bad there

LOL And a Swamp Dragon smells like.....

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