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Posted by: @gopherhockeyfan7

Frankly I'm hoping we trade Gus and Jesper gets a fair shot. I think Russo said on a podcast that the coaching staff is less than thrilled with Gus's habits, and he was worse than Fleury this year. Granted, together they both were the biggest problem on the roster.

At least Fleury is a good pro and a good influence in practice and in the room. I'd rather have Jesper around that. Gus has had chances to be "the guy" in his career and he just never seizes it. Last year he always played better after Fleury got a start or 2. I don't know what it is but whenever he starts as the #1 for longer stretches, he falls apart.

I'm under no delusion that Fleury is carrying us on a playoff run or anything next year. The future lies with the Swedish Wall.

i don't think anyone is going to be wanting gus as 3.75mil for 2 more years with only 1 season where he hasn't looked terrible. Probably going to be much of the same next year and if he's good, they trade him at the break and bring up Wallstedt for end of year if this team is already eliminated 

 


   
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I don't don't think the defense did them any favors either.


   
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I don't don't think the defense did them any favors either.

The 5X5 defense was much better than anyone gives them credit for. Most of the problems 5X5 can be directed at the goaltending. The PK is a different story. Everyone involved with the PK was brutal.

 


   
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Frankly I'm hoping we trade Gus and Jesper gets a fair shot. I think Russo said on a podcast that the coaching staff is less than thrilled with Gus's habits, and he was worse than Fleury this year. Granted, together they both were the biggest problem on the roster.

At least Fleury is a good pro and a good influence in practice and in the room. I'd rather have Jesper around that. Gus has had chances to be "the guy" in his career and he just never seizes it. Last year he always played better after Fleury got a start or 2. I don't know what it is but whenever he starts as the #1 for longer stretches, he falls apart.

I'm under no delusion that Fleury is carrying us on a playoff run or anything next year. The future lies with the Swedish Wall.

i don't think anyone is going to be wanting gus as 3.75mil for 2 more years with only 1 season where he hasn't looked terrible. Probably going to be much of the same next year and if he's good, they trade him at the break and bring up Wallstedt for end of year if this team is already eliminated 

 

 

I think this is the most likely outcome too. Was just stating I'm over Gus. We probably have the same 2 starting next year, then so long as we can afford it the back half of the year, we carry 3 goalies with Wallstedt getting some starts or Gus gets traded and we have 2.

 


   
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Perfect way to end for the Wilds.  


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EDIT - Then Faber gets one to bring it back to one goal with a minute left.

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Now it's over.

The plucky Wilds give up two shorties and end up losing 4-3. 


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At least we’ve got the Twins. 


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At least we’ve got the Twins. 


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So Faber got the 1st goal of the season and the last 


   
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Posted by: @karlsson

At least we’ve got the Twins. 


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Hey the PWHL Team is in 2nd place out of 6 teams!!

 


   
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Faber played with cracked ribs for 2 months. Will miss the world championships.

https://twitter.com/RussoHockey/status/1781434489996202056

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Faber played with cracked ribs for 2 months. Will miss the world championships.

https://twitter.com/RussoHockey/status/1781434489996202056

If that doesn’t add to rookie of the year material, I don’t know what does!

 


   
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Faber had 150 blocked shots and Bedard had 27...


   
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At least we’ve got the Twins. 


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I read today in the west side fish wrap the Wild were 0-10-1 vs Colorado, Dallas and Winnipeg Fighting  

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Scott Wheelers first mock draft has the Wild drafting our old friend Cole Eiserman. 

https://theathletic.com/5477442/2024/05/09/nhl-mock-draft-2024-first-round/


   
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Posted by: @mikeeruzione11

Scott Wheelers first mock draft has the Wild drafting our old friend Cole Eiserman. 

https://theathletic.com/5477442/2024/05/09/nhl-mock-draft-2024-first-round/

kid keeps scoring goals like a machine, and he keeps moving down the rankings. Not really sure what to make of it 

 


   
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Posted by: @j22

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Scott Wheelers first mock draft has the Wild drafting our old friend Cole Eiserman. 

https://theathletic.com/5477442/2024/05/09/nhl-mock-draft-2024-first-round/

kid keeps scoring goals like a machine, and he keeps moving down the rankings. Not really sure what to make of it 

 

Could see a little bit of concern in recent U-18 tourney.  Didn't notice him a lot in defensive end. On the other hand, the announcer commented on when Mike Bossy was drafted at 15th had similar knocks against him.  When asked about drafting him, the Islander GM said 'you can teach a guy to play defense.  You can't teach them to score like that'. He had 53 goals as a rookie and 573 in 10 yrs in NHL. On other hand, I know people who were upset with Wild for passing on Cole Caufield at 7th. But at this point, while Caufield is doing well, I like Boldy a lot and think the Wild made the right choice. If we knew the answer, we'd be scouts in NHL.

 


   
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Posted by: @koho

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Scott Wheelers first mock draft has the Wild drafting our old friend Cole Eiserman. 

https://theathletic.com/5477442/2024/05/09/nhl-mock-draft-2024-first-round/

kid keeps scoring goals like a machine, and he keeps moving down the rankings. Not really sure what to make of it 

 

Could see a little bit of concern in recent U-18 tourney.  Didn't notice him a lot in defensive end. On the other hand, the announcer commented on when Mike Bossy was drafted at 15th had similar knocks against him.  When asked about drafting him, the Islander GM said 'you can teach a guy to play defense.  You can't teach them to score like that'. He had 53 goals as a rookie and 573 in 10 yrs in NHL. On other hand, I know people who were upset with Wild for passing on Cole Caufield at 7th. But at this point, while Caufield is doing well, I like Boldy a lot and think the Wild made the right choice. If we knew the answer, we'd be scouts in NHL.

 

If Caufield was 6' and 200lbs he would have been a top 5 pick. Eiserman is better in every aspect than Caufield was at the same age. 

I'm not a huge fan of one dimensional wingers like Eiserman, but it seems like he would fit really well on Boldy's line. 

 


   
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If Caufield was 6' and 200lbs he would have been a top 5 pick.   

That could be said for A LOT of the 5'8" and 160lbs draft picks. 

 

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If Caufield was 6' and 200lbs he would have been a top 5 pick.   

That could be said for A LOT of the 5'8" and 160lbs draft picks. 

 

Yeah, that's the point of why it seems odd that Eiserman is falling down the draft rankings

 


   
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If Caufield was 6' and 200lbs he would have been a top 5 pick.   

That could be said for A LOT of the 5'8" and 160lbs draft picks. 

 

Yeah, that's the point of why it seems odd that Eiserman is falling down the draft rankings

 

Knocks are his skating, playmaking and defense. He is absolutely lethal when he gets to scoring spots which you can’t teach but for a top 5 guy you want that coupled with a plus passer or skater and he’s neither (don’t get me wrong, he is a solid skater and passer, but he doesn’t look like when you watched Moore, Cooley or Celebrini that have that extra gear/change of direction and you have to look at who he’s doing it against routinely). That coupled with guys catching up to him skill wise in the draft class are why he’s falling a bit (in top of being viewed as a meh defender). He sure looks like he’ll be a good scorer at the next level but he’s not looking like a guy who’s going to make your first line “go”

 


   
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Eiserman and Snuggy have quite a few similarities. This isn't meant as a criticism.

They are very good players but Snuggy wasn't a top 10 pick and it sounds like there is a definite chance Eiserman gets drafted outside the top 10. Snuggy was drafted #23 overall so it isn't a perfect comparison but there are a lot similarities in their style of play.


   
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Promoted for what?

 

https://twitter.com/StribSports/status/1790814854263034100?s=19


   
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Promoted for what?

Their GRIT, and they are probably good in the room.

 


   
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I guess if you're really bad at the job you were hired to do, what could possibly go wrong with promoting them to higher positions that they have zero qualifications for?


   
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When I was in the Air Force. There was a civilian employee that couldn't be fired, so they promoted him to a position where he could ause the least provlems.  Maybe that is their train of thought.


   
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@grothm01 

Where were you stationed while being active duty in the Air Force?

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