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07:29 AM ET 10.29 | Now, it's decision time on the fate of defenseman Matt Dumba, who may have been visibly jittery during the Wild's 5-1 loss to the Chicago on Monday. Now imagine what the next 24 or 48 hours will be like for the 19-year-old rookie as the Wild determines his fate. Dumba played his ninth game and was on the ice for three of the four goals Chicago scored in the second and third periods. If Dumba plays in a 10th game, the first year of his three-year contract kicks in. So the Wild will now decide whether Dumba stays in Minnesota or returns to Red Deer of the Western Hockey League for the season. ... After one of his toughest games in the NHL, Dumba admitted the nine-game threshold rattled him. "Obviously, it's there and I'm not going to say that I didn't think about it at all, because that would be a lie."

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October 29, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't rush the d-men.

Agreed. We were all young and Dumba at one time.

October 29, 2013  09:16 AM ET

The Wild have only played 9 games so far?

October 29, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed. We were all young and Dumba at one time.

I'm old and Dumba still. There is no hope! :-(

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October 29, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm old and Dumba still. There is no hope! :-(

My motto: Getting old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

October 29, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

My motto: Getting old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

LOL. Words to live by!

October 29, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I'm old and Dumba still. There is no hope! :-(

I'm not judging here Slappy but you did willingly move to Cleveland.

October 29, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed. We were all young and Dumba at one time.

Good morning. And once again, Thank You for your contribution to the Rangers faithful.

October 29, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm not judging here Slappy but you did willingly move to Cleveland.

hahahaha.

October 29, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Good morning. And once again, Thank You for your contribution to the Rangers faithful.

When your team gets shut out by Budaj its time to start counting the days to spring training because its going to be a really bad hockey season.

October 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

hahahaha.

Don't encourage him NYR!

October 29, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

When your team gets shut out by Budaj its time to start counting the days to spring training because its going to be a really bad hockey season.

Its not hard when Brian Boyle thinks you win by hitting the goalie in the logo.

Ugh...dont get me started.

seriously, if this continues flip Lundqvist for picks. This is awful.

October 29, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I get Dumba everyday.

How is that possible Danny. You're a Leaf fan already. :-)

October 29, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Its not hard when Brian Boyle thinks you win by hitting the goalie in the logo.Ugh...dont get me started. seriously, if this continues flip Lundqvist for picks. This is awful.

This should improve your mood...Scott Gnomez for Ryan McDonagh.

October 29, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't rush the d-men.

Exactly. Do the kid a favor and send him down so he can learn a few things. He ain't ready for prime time.

October 29, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I get Dumba everyday.

I don't think you'll find anybody to argue the point. ;-)

October 29, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This should improve your mood...Scott Gnomez for Ryan McDonagh.

yeah.....but we still cant score ;)

October 29, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I get Dumba everyday.

You do know that there's no way to remove this?

 
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