Minnesota Wild Fall to Anaheim Ducks: The Slide Continues

Posted: 15th October 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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The way itÆs looking now, the Minnesota Wild have a long way to go to even be competitive. á Once again, the team spoiled a terrific performance by goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who stopped 33 of 36 shots, with defense that would make any self respecting coach cringe. á The teamÆs poor defense caused them to fall behind early again off of two Corey Perry goals and, despite their best efforts, they couldnÆt catch up. á The team was ineffective with the puck, couldnÆt win a battle and often was mindless in its own zone and in the neutral zone.á Quite simply putùthey stunk. á In just a few short months, the team has forgotten absolutely everything that was pounded into their heads day after day under Jacques Lemaire and, contrary to what many may thing, it isnÆt a good thing.á Not ...

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