Minnesota Wild Quarter-Term Grades

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Austin Lindberg in NHL
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After 20 of 82 games, the Minnesota Wild are in trouble. áThe team sits last in their division and 14th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference with seven wins and 16 points. The franchise will be broken up into forwards, defensemen, goalies, player development, coaching, and front office management and analyzed and assigned a letter grade at this point in the season. á Forwards áD+ Todd Richards' new system is very dependent on forwards getting deep into the zone and pressuring opposing teams into mistakes. áThere have been few occasions this season where Wild forwards have been able to effective accomplish this effectively. á Richards' style is not the issue, the Wild seem to be able to effectively play this way against tired or flat opponents. áThere are signs of hope, but when ...

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