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Quenneville: Wild are different from team we beat in 2013

May 1, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

Charlie Coyle, Marian Hossa AP

If there’s a second round series with a clear favorite, it’s the Chicago Blackhawks against the Minnesota Wild.

The defending Stanley Cup champions are facing a team that will potentially be missing its top three goaltenders. It’s also a squad the Blackhawks defeated in five games last year. Not that Chicago thinks that matters much now.

“It is definitely a different team,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told CSN Chicago. “You’ve got to commend them on how they played at the end of the year to get themselves in the playoffs. Had a great run and had a lot of momentum going into that series, and they played a great series.

“You watch them last night. They played very structured, very solid game.”

Minnesota earned a 5-4 overtime victory against Colorado in Game 7, even after losing goaltender Darcy Kuemper in the third period.

There’s no question that the Wild have dealt with plenty of adversity this season and so far they’ve managed to overcome every obstacle in their path. That’s given them a chance to prove that they are a better team than they were just a year ago.

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  1. lordfletcher - May 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    The Wild are much stronger than people know. They took the regular season series and have no fear after game 1, 5 and 7 vs colorado.

    This will be great hockey

    • hammerhead5573 - May 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      Im gonna buy into that for the most part. I do take regular season with a grain of salt in some cases though. St Louis was crowned the division champs in the court of public opinion up until the last few weeks of the season. Colorado who no-one gave a shot at, tore it up near the end of regular season and took the division. They were ousted in the first round. What I absolutely agree with is it will be great hockey. With the exception of Tampa vs Mont, all series really have been pretty good though.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      I wouldn’t get too excited about the Wild barely scraping past a fast but defensively inept rookie squad that finished almost in last place the prior season. Especially when Cooke had tipped the scale by deliberately taking out their best point man. I know it’s been a decade since your team has been past the 1st round, considering they usually miss the playoffs altogether, but it’s wasn’t much of an accomplishment. Settle down. There’s too much hockey left.

      It’ll only mean anything if the Wild can get passed the Blackhawks. Good luck to em but that’s really doubtful to happen.

      • hammerhead5573 - May 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

        You can say all you want about the Wild. Thats fine and you reserve that right to do so, but the Avs would love to be in their position right now.

      • lordfletcher - May 1, 2014 at 8:50 PM

        Remember when this clown said Colorado was the better team and that they were out playing the Wild. Pfft

        Go work on your golf game

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 8:52 PM

        I’ll be honest, not a fan of you…….

        Cooke and Barrie were both effective players in this series. They both couldnt play in the rest of the series. Its a wash, Cooke was arguably even doing more (cleanly) to help the wild win then Barrie was doing for the avs.

        Avs won the division over the hawks, blues, and wild…..so why are you bringing up their previous season? excuses excuses.

        Anyone who watched that whole series saw the wild outplay the avs, handily. Refs did their part to take it to 7 games, should have been wild in 5 or 6 realistically. No worries though, more experience gained to try to take down the defending champs.

      • lordfletcher - May 1, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        His tears taste salty

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        I’m certain they would. However, what Roy and Sakic did in one year with that team was impressive. If they spent more focus on their defensive system, didn’t have 1st year playoff mentality among most of their players, and had their best point man, they may have made it to the second round. Those were big flaws to over come for an inexperienced, young but fast team. Hopefully they can improve on those flaws and I’d like to see where this team is at next year. They have a lot of work to do though.

        This season was a major positive considering where they were last year.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:02 PM

        I’m not here to win a popularity contest. I couldn’t care less if you’re a fan of me.

        Wild fans are acting like they won the Cup when in reality they barely scraped passed a young, inexperienced but fast team that’s still in their rebuilding stage.

        I’m sorry the truth hurts so much for you.

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM

        huh? your certain who would have what now?

        no ones ripping on the avs, heckuva season for them and a bright future.

        no need for you to be bitter about the better team winning that series.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

        Was responding to hammer.

        No one’s bitter.

        I’m not a Wild or Avs fan.

        The past day, all I’ve seen is Wild fans acting like they’ve won the Cup when in reality they BARELY scraped by an young, inexperienced, defensively inept, but fast rebuilding team.

        Sorry, it’s not an accomplishment.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

        Fletch, that statement was made at the end of game 2 and it was very accurate then. The series began to turn when the Avs lost their best point man due to an intent to injure.

        Their offense changed. The series changed from there.

        Isn’t their another reply around here where you can mock someone’s reading comprehension only to fail miserably at reading yourself?

        That was classic.

      • nolockoutpricks - May 1, 2014 at 10:03 PM

        ok listen here donkey the wild didn’t just scrap past the avs they won six out of the seven games and the refs tried there hardest to steal game seven. and if you think cooke took him out on purpose your and idiot

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

        First off, it’s, “You’re an idiot.” At least get the very basics right if you’re gonna say that to someone and wish to avoid revealing your own stupidity.

        Stop crying about the refs already. Damn. I really thought you Wild fans were gonna start a Ref themed preschool glee club the last series.

        That was a poorly called series for BOTH teams.

        5 minute/Game Misconduct major missed on Cooke, MacKinnon having his stick slashed and broken twice with no calls, that phantom tripping call in game 7, just to name a few without even trying.

        The Wild also got shafted on some calls.

        Stop crying about the refs.

        There are no aliens at Roswell either.

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM

        @idonthavethebloodyoucrave (my god man, thats the name you came up with?)

        Sorry but I had to respond to your non-sense. When you say barely scraping by the Avs, did you actually watch the series or just come to the conclusion based knowing a game 7 series that went to OT? Also, while I agree the Avs defense is pretty bad, they clearly are a pretty damn good hockey team. You don’t get to 2nd in the Western Conference….ok, ill say that again, 2nd IN THE WEST by being some inept rookie squad. Not to mention having arguably the best goalie in the regular season. In games 3 & 4 alone we outshot them 77 to 32….now it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out we dominated those games from beginning to end. As far as the refs are concerned, again, did you actually watch the series? Cause the way you respond with Cooke/Barrie was exactly like the Avs fans. That was the only big possible/questionable no call on their part. So be it, could have been a 5 min major. Doesn’t matter cause they couldn’t score on the PP anyway.

        And to come on an article referencing the Wild and the respect the Hawks are giving us, just to trash talk our fans for being excited we moved on to the 2nd round is not only pathetic, but pisses me off. I certainly don’t go on Habs articles and talk crap to their fans because they beat the Lightning, and assuming, their fans were probably excited to move on too!!! Douchebag, get a life.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 12:57 AM

        Pro Tip: If the truth pisses you off, it has more to do with you.

        I get the fact that your happy your team has finally gotten out of the 1st round in a decade, since it usually doesn’t make the playoffs at all. I get that.

        I was just saying that the Avs were won of the weaker teams (as impressive of a season they had) that got eliminated due to their lack of defense, playoff experience, and their main point man.

        The fact that it took the Wild to game 7, since the series turned after Cooke took out Barrie, is not impressive.

        All of your other questions have been asked/answered throughout this thread.

        But I’ll address your further point.

        Over the decades I’ve enjoyed watching hockey, it’s times like this, watching normally decent people defend a person’s malicious intent to injure only because they wear the same team colors, that make me glad I don’t have a blinding allegiance.

        The Avs fans, and the side of basic human decency, were right to condemn Cooke for his intent to injure. It’s good to know that now if it happens again (shouldn’t take 8 suspensions), he might finally be banned. If you’re another one of those who thinks his intention were innocent, you can also gladly see me in the Wild elimination thread, whenever that may be. My grin will be ear to ear.

        I can’t in good conscience root for a franchise that has the most vocal members condone that scumbag.

      • strictlythedanks - May 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM

        bloodcraver,

        you’ve been schooled. Your lack of hockey knowledge and comprehension has been exposed. don’t try to cover your tracks now.

        You keep bringing up people defending cooke:

        where is anyone doing that? The fact that he did the exact same thing as bickell is the only “cooke defending” thats taken place.

        You’ve clearly got issues, and for that I offer you a tissue.

        The wild are playing this series without their top 2 goalies, as if that isnt a bigger deal ten barrie?

        grow a pair, jabroni.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:22 AM

        “Top goalie” is a very loose term in regards to the ones the Wild have shuffled through.

        I see you didn’t bring back the quote either.

        I don’t blame ya. You’ve looked stupid enough.

      • strictlythedanks - May 2, 2014 at 1:09 AM

        and the only one pissed with the truth is you, guy

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:19 AM

        Seems like you’re pretty butt hurt to me. LOL

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 1:24 AM

        Your *opinion isn’t what pisses me off, opinions are not “truth” moron. What pisses me off is that you come on here to talk your trash to Wild fans for no reason.

        Get a life dude.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:29 AM

        When you catch up on the topic at hand, feel free to join in and you can look less stupid.

        I’ll summarize the important part for you and it goes as this.

        Remember to see me whenever the Wild’s elimination thread is posted. =-)

      • strictlythedanks - May 2, 2014 at 1:31 AM

        and i quote………

        “idonthavethebloodyoucrave – April 20, 2014 at 8:43 PM

        See me upon the wilds exit thread after this series. I will be there after I finish cleaning the sand out of my vaj.”

        There you go douche

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:36 AM

        Got ya mad enough that you searched it, saw it, realized that you were a moron, and then had to resort to save face mode.

        LOL

        I can’t wait til that thread though. I’ll make sure to see you there, douche.

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 1:34 AM

        You’re such a tool and proved my point. “see me when the elimination thread is posted”….why even come on here and post things like that? Cause you have no life!

        If the Wild lose, so be it, I’m happy we’ve made it this far. I think we can move on but if not, there’s always next year! With Cooke back in the lineup! :)

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:41 AM

        Why even jump into a conversation without following it first?

        Because you’re a moron that’s probably even too dumb to even see the irony in your retort.

      • strictlythedanks - May 2, 2014 at 1:39 AM

        again, get a life, why would i search for something for your bytchass when you’ve already been proven a fool?

        suck it!

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 3:10 AM

        Suck it?

        I’m straight and am not interested.

        I’m flattered though.

        Listen, I’m glad that you’re out and very comfortable enough with your sexuality that you’d make that kinda of request towards another man in a public forum. And I agree 100% that you should have the same rights as everyone else and will certainly support that you have equality.

        However, your sexuality is not relevant to the topic.

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 1:46 AM

        haha are you kidding me? I read the entire thread and responded to your initial non-sense to Lordfletcher.

        A Wild fan comes on, makes a good point and you punk it. Hammerhead comes back with a respectable response but you seem to have a sore arse from the wild moving on (or taking to many cacks in the butt) either way, respond with crap that proves you know nothing about hockey.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:52 AM

        And … if you really read the thread….

        You would see that my next comment AGREED with Hammer.

        Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

        Couldn’t be more relevant.

        Talk about tools, eh?

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 2:00 AM

        Wow, man. You clearly are the worlds dumbest person….

        Let me clarify one last time for you, I responded to you for THIS:

        “I wouldn’t get too excited about the Wild barely scraping past a fast but defensively inept rookie squad that finished almost in last place the prior season. Especially when Cooke had tipped the scale by deliberately taking out their best point man. I know it’s been a decade since your team has been past the 1st round, considering they usually miss the playoffs altogether, but it’s wasn’t much of an accomplishment. Settle down. There’s too much hockey left.”

        Does that make sense now or are you still confused by life? I’m done. Peace.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 2:53 AM

        I guess we have to withhold the Moron of the Year Award from tracerbob just yet.

        It appears that I’ll have to break it down very very slowly for you, Mongo.

        “scraping past” – Did the Wild need Game 7 overtime to beat the Avs and were they losing within the closing minutes? What’s that? Yes? So the series wasn’t a decisive victory? Then it’s scraping passed.

        Were the Avs winning the series before Cooke took out Barrie? Yes? Another fact. Crazy stuff.

        Was Barrie a +3 with 2 assist in just 2 games cause he was setting up the offense from the point? Yeppers.

        Did the Wild start winning games after Cooke took out Barrie? They sure did.

        Did the Avs have to readjust due to his loss? Yes again. Check. Avs had trouble scoring after that? 9 goals in 2 games to 1 in their next 2. Shocking, aint it? Even then, their offense had to be reworked.

        Are the Avs rebuilding? That’s also true. Unless your dumbass considers finishing poorly the prior seasons and getting top draft picks competitive. Although you guys don’t win anything in Minnesota across all four sports so I’m not sure your opinion on “competitive” is credible.

        Little playoff active veteran player leadership on the bench? Also true. Just Talbot and Giguere and back up goalies often aren’t that active on the bench.

        Has it been about a decade since the Wild got passed the first round? Sure has!

        Do they miss the playoffs more than they made it?
        Yes indeed! They’ve missed it more than half of the time in their franchise’s history. It’s okay, I’m sure 5 outta 13 is an amazing rate of success in your world though.

        So Mongo, I hope that was slow enough for ya.

        It’s not an opinion when someone is stating the facts.

        Playoffs/Regular Season are not even the same breed of hockey. Barely scraping by a team with so few players that have ever been in the meaningful playoffs season, a 1st year coach, no defense, and is without their best point man, is not much of an accomplishment. Maybe in your world of never seeing your franchise even make the playoffs, that means a whole lot but in reality it doesn’t. Out of the teams that got eliminated, the Avs were one of the weaker ones and the Wild barely scraped by.

        I’m sorry the truth hurts so much but don’t be mad at someone for pointing it out.

        Put on your big boy pants cause if the Wild beat CHI, it means something.

        But it’s a good thing you’re done. I’d hate to see how badly you’d get embarrassed if you kept coming back.

      • strictlythedanks - May 2, 2014 at 2:01 AM

        “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.”

        And the most ironic statement of the day goes to……………..Seriously though take that advice!!

        Night night jabroni

      • slickvb82 - May 2, 2014 at 3:58 AM

        Clearly I’m the moron when majority of your comments gets dislikes, not because you are stating facts, but because you are spitting non-sense and everyone on here knows you know sheat.

        The Avs were winning before Barrie went out? Haha are you kidding? They won 2 games, at home. AND OMG, Barrie was a whopping +3 with 2 whole assists? Man, no wonder they didn’t beat us, how could I have been so stupid as to not see that. And you’re also right, the Wild started winning after that! It had nothing to do with home ice advantage, it was all because Barrie was now gone. So enlightening!

        Or how the Avs scored 9 goals in the first two games but only 1 in the next two. That had nothing to do with the Wild being at home, or Bryz being in net the first two, or Kuemper playing better when he came in. Clearly that as well has to do with Barrie! Thank you again for all these *facts!

        I’m being facetious above, in case you didn’t catch that.

        But hey, you’re the only so called hockey fan on here that thought the Avs were basically lucky all season to end up 2nd in the West.

        Now to get back to my point in the first place. You come on here talking trash to MN fans from an article saying that the Hawks “believe we are a different team than last year.” You get some sort of computer kick/stiffy from talking crap to MN fans. How about look at some porn (prob in your case male) and rub one out. It has to be a lot more satisfying than the sad life you live now.

        And I’m working all night, so feel free to come back and embarrass me all you want. Cause in “reality”….and the “fact” is, you’re the one making an idiot out of yourself. I’m simply defending my fellow Minny folk!

        GO WILD and SUCK IT!!! (insert jerking off motion and lettin it go in your face)

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 5:00 AM

        Another one? What is it with men thinking it’s acceptable to ask other men to suck it? It’s definitely kinda creepy that you would mention you’re working nights and end a post with “Go Wild and Suck it.”

        But like I said to Strictly, I have no problem that you’re so open about your sexuality that you’re comfortable enough to state your preference towards other men in a public forum. However, your sexuality is not relevant and very misdirected.

        So lets see, you start off by committing a logical fallacy. Excellent work there. You’re off to a good start!

        My statements are backed by stats/evidence. All of which you didn’t discredit except the one (see below) you tried to but were too stupid to realize you were agreeing with me.

        Your opinions are based from a blind homer’s drivel without substance.

        But lets carry on.

        “The Avs were winning before Barrie went out? Haha are you kidding? They won 2 games, at home. ”

        So … the Avs were winning the series like I said … ? Wow … just … wow.

        LOL

        Fail.

        Next?

        “Or how the Avs scored 9 goals in the first two games but only 1 in the next two. That had nothing to do with the Wild being at home, or Bryz being in net the first two, or Kuemper playing better when he came in. Clearly that as well has to do with Barrie! Thank you again for all these *facts!”

        The Avs offensive strategy changed when their main offense source was left to rely solely on their break and speed through the neutral zone without being able to put significant pressure from the point. That was the biggest game changer. The Wild were able to adjust their defense by focusing to stand up in the neutral zone and keep the puck to the outside. Kuemper was just along for the ride. His a minor upgrade over Bryz but hasn’t been anything stand out special about him from the rest of the goalies the Wild have cycled through.

        Next?

        Please cite where I stated the Avs were lucky to finish 2nd.

        Ah, wait. You can’t.

        Figured as much.

        The playoff season is an entirely different beast than the regular season. Teams that do well in the regular season, do not do well in the playoffs and for different reasons. I’m sure that’s very hard for you to comprehend and all but I can’t make it any simpler.

        So, that was a lot of failure from you when you only wrote a few measly paragraphs. Pretty good ratio there. Very Wild like.

        For the record, I don’t get any rouse from ribbing any specific type of fan. Reality checks are all the same. In this instance though, this is all a continuation from a defensive response when the majority of Wild fans on these forums dropped their human decency level to disgraceful in order to defend a player simply because of his sweater colors. That display from the majority of their fan base is the stem that has me rooting for their another year of failure to set in. I’m sure you’ll still join me when it does, right?

        As far as, being able to talk so much crap about the Wild?

        Man, when you guys piss off another sports fan … there’s an enormous well of mockery for them to fill up those decades old buckets of ridicule with your teams failures that can be cited throughout all four sports for your entire state. So yeah, you’re pretty easy pickings to mock.

        Also, a lot of teams talk up their opponents. It doesn’t mean they really believe it. It’s coaching 101. Not sure I can make that concept any simpler for you to understand either.

        Goodnight.

      • lordfletcher - May 2, 2014 at 7:31 AM

        Holy popcorn

        This was one of the best morning poops ive taken in some time… Thanks boys!!!

      • mcstank - May 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM

        So getting into the second round isnt an accomplishment? even after the refs bent the wild over with calls/no calls in multiple games. The wild dominated that series. Oh and by the way that “young, inexperienced, defensively inept” colorado team won the division. I suppose you dont think the wild are young and inexperienced either even though theres something like 5 guys 21 and under… Lets not forget about that stable goalie situation minnesota has. Youre right not an accomplishment at all…

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 11:36 AM

        ” suppose you dont think the wild are young and inexperienced either even though theres something like 5 guys 21 and under…”

        More verbal diarrhea.

        Inexperienced indeed.

        Amount of Avs players (not back up goalie) with at least 25 playoff games played = 1

        Amount of Wild players with atleast 25 playoff games played = 6 … 7 depending on whether you count Bryz as your starting goalie.

        I know you want to jump right in and hitch onto the conversation so you can look like a big boy defending your frozen wastelands that you try pass off to the rest of us as actual sports teams but .. FFS .. don’t be so damn lazy about it.

        Take the extra minute to check to see if what you’re saying is true.

        You’ll look less stupid that way. Promise.

        Also, no one is taking your ref tears song seriously. I believe there’s a preschool around one of these replies that is starting up a Ref themed glee club.

        Join up.

        Refs were bad for BOTH teams in this series and throughout many of the opening round series.

      • clarke16 - May 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM

        The bottom line is this, son… As has been pointed out by, I believe, Danks–you have exposed yourself as a jabroni. No one who has ever played the game to any meaningful extent could watch the clip of the Cooke check and presume to know his intent on that play. You obviously have nothing in the way of a foundation to equip you with a clue related to the speed of the game and how plays like that are almost always largely circumstantial. I’ll leave it at that. You simply don’t justify the further expenditure of time to educate you further.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        Judging by his LONG HISTORY, the way he charged Barrie, his change of direction when Barrie tried to get out of the way, the fact that Cooke’s knee is aimed at Barrie’s and is the driving force from the beginning of the charge according to NHL Player Safety, only a driveling mouth breathing homer could be stupid enough to conclude otherwise.

        The guy has been suspended 6 times prior for intent to injure and this time he should get the benefit of the doubt, why? Because he’s wearing your team’s jersey colors? Because he was a good boy for a wee bit cause he was on the verge of getting banned if another incident happened within time frame?

        If the scenario had been different and he was still on the Pens and did that Suter or Parise or Granlund, you’d be crying a different tune. And I would still be condemning Cooke for his actions.

        The only difference is, you’re the hypocrite and an embarrassment to your fan base. And when you regurgitate your driveling nonsense, you inspire those to take a bit of pleasure in rooting against your fan base.

        Delusional, stupid, and getting wrecked by those pesky facts .. step in line Clarke. You are one of the worst offenders.

        Please don’t be absent from the elimination thread, whenever that may be. =-)

        Good times ahead!

      • clarke16 - May 2, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      • clarke16 - May 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM

        If you say so… Arguing with an idiot doubles the count, eh? :)

        I’ll just say this: There is a land called Douchebageston–and you are clearly their Queen, Jabrone.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM

        Your original failure at posting a reply was more entertaining.

        You’ve been exposed as a delusional, mouth-breathing, homer hypocrite.

        Not much more to it. Agreed.

  2. mnwildfan15 - May 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Just keep sleeping on us, it’s fine. And don’t be surprised if you see Hards back in net sometime in this series.

    • c9castine - May 1, 2014 at 8:10 PM

      i dunno that seems like a lot at this point, no?

      • mnwildfan15 - May 1, 2014 at 9:33 PM

        He had been skating with the team before the playoffs and now with Kemps hurt, ya never know. Especially with the goalie carousel we’ve had this year. All I’m saying is it could happen Hards didn’t have an actuall injury they just adjust his meds and that was almost 6 months ago.

    • mnwildfan15 - May 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM

      Hmmmmmmmm

  3. justintimezone - May 1, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    I remember quite well back in 2003 when the Avs, the Canucks, and every hockey “expert” wrote us off. Keep it up, we thrive on it!

  4. guitarhunterdude - May 1, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    I still think the Hawks win this series, but it should be a much closer affair than last year. Six or seven games with the Wild looking like they belong; anything less would be a disappointment.

  5. sixchr - May 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    I wish the Blackhawks could win in 3 games so Matt Cooke couldn’t injure anyone else this year.

    • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      I wish there games were never played so no one would get injured…..this is hockey, guy…..

      How bout seabrook? and bickell who did the exact same thing as Cook last series.

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:01 PM

        Its so cute that Minnesota is supporting their team. Maybe they wont lose the franchise to another city….. AGAIN!
        Blackhawks in 5

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:11 PM

        so cute how troll fans like yourself learn about the sport of hockey after a team you’ve never followed wins the cup. Hawkscup is your textbook bandwagoner

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM

        Been a diehard Hawks fan for over 25 years. Minny does not have any diehard fans, if they did they would have NOT lost a franchise to Dallas of all places.
        Blackhawks in 5

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:18 PM

        In fact, I know more about the Wild than you do pal. Keep talking while you can! Blackhawks in 5

      • tracerbob - May 2, 2014 at 12:07 AM

        We didn’t lose a franchise to anyone d-bag. Norm Greene the P.O.S he is was getting sued for sexual discrimination. His wife told him if he didn’t move the team she would leave him. By the way 25 years really, I got pubes older than that!

    • lordfletcher - May 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Nino looked just terrible playing in Cooke’s role the last two games

      You sure you don’t want Cooke back?

      Big shout out to Garth Snow for helping build our core young skaters

  6. hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Very classy of Coach Q….
    Blackhawks in 5

    • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

      Im going to give this troll one remark: grow a pair, that is all

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

        Like I said… Blackhawks in 5

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:12 PM

        Just worry about not losing your franchise…. AGAIN!!!
        Blackhawks in 5

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

        And how am I a troll? This IS a Blackhawks thread and I am a Blackhawks fan. Anyways….
        Blackhawks in 5

    • getadealdonealready - May 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      What I like is that all the biggest douches put cup in their name so they can be easily identified and ignored.

      GO WILD!

      • yetidad - May 1, 2014 at 11:04 PM

        Agreed. Go Wild. Cupper needs to shave and get a job so he can move out of mom’s basement. Generally a good thing to do in your forties.

  7. earpaniac - May 1, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    What Cooke did isn’t even in the same league as what Seabrook and Bicks did. 10 years ago, they’d just been hard hits. What Cooke did is, was, and always will be just cheap. When it’s a guy on your team, people make excuses. People here did the same thing when that idiot Rodman was on the Bulls.

    • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:08 PM

      Bickell literally did the exact same thing as cooke and did so more deliberately looking…… only reason he was not suspended was because sobotka luckily wasnt injured. You must have missed that one though!

      • hawkscup2013 - May 1, 2014 at 9:10 PM

        Cooke is a career offender

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:21 PM

        What Bickell did was very bad.

        Seabrook’s was a fast hockey play gone wrong.

        Both were suspension worthy.

        Neither of them have a history.

        Further more, neither of them have a HISTORY OF INTENT TO INJURE.

        Saying that what Cooke did wasn’t even in the same league is laughable and delusional.

        The only thing that the Wild fans who defend Cooke are doing … is making my grin stretch from ear to ear when their Elimination thread is posted.

        Can’t even root for a fan base that would publicly defend that scumbag.

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

        bloodcraver- did I say cookes was not in the same league as bickells? no, I said it was the EXACT same thing..

        Readings not your strong suit, or analyzing hockey for that matter.

        No worries though, I’ve learned not to waste my time on your small mind though.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:32 PM

        earpaniac says, “What Cooke did isn’t even in the same league as what Seabrook and Bicks did. 10 years ago, they’d just been hard hits…”

        strict, learn to follow a thread before you try to mock someone’s poor reading comprehension only to reveal your own.

        LOL

        Fail much?

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        Oh and Strict …

        Can’t wait to laugh at a any fan who lacks the basic human decency to condemn a scumbag like Cooke.

        Remember to see me at the Wild’s elimination thread.

        Make sure you say Hi!

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:46 PM

        bloodcraver you are clueless, you replied to me,t earpaniac was attempting to say cooke’s was the only dirty play of the three. Who was “defending” cooke? I simply pointed out that Bickell did the exact same thing.

        I also seem to recall you writing ” meet me upon the wilds exit thread after the avs series” -how’d that work out for you jabroni?

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

        Wow you’re not very bright nor good at this reading comprehension thing. And by the how often you keep smacking around that red herring I can’t say that I’m shocked.

        Jabroni, Go to the post, it mentioned either that round or next.

        You’re more than welcome to quote it here but I’d be willing to bet you’d be in “save face” mode.

        LOL

  8. earpaniac - May 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Bickell’s hit was knee on knee yes, but not in the same league as Cooke. Bicks leg was out, long before the hit, so it COULD be an accident. Cooke’s hit was plainly an attempt to injure. Anyone with that history doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt. Bickell doesn’t have the rep of a dirty player.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:29 PM

      Bickell still deserved a suspension.

  9. jpat2424 - May 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

    Minnesota’s got a team? Huh

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 9:38 PM

      They just won the Cup. Haven’t you heard?

      • strictlythedanks - May 1, 2014 at 9:57 PM

        So you would have preferred wild fans be upset that they won the series?

        that would go along well with the rest of your backwards logic

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 10:07 PM

        Wow you’re not very bright nor good at this reading comprehension thing. And by the how often you keep smacking around that red herring I can’t say that I’m shocked.

        Jabroni, Go to the post, it mentioned either that round or next.

        You’re more than welcome to quote it here but I’d be willing to bet you’d be in “save face” mode.

        LOL

  10. nolockoutpricks - May 1, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    hey bloody tampon you need to take off you black and red colored glasses and see a cheap shot artist for what he is and seabisket is that for sure

    • prd797 - May 1, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      Because one hit makes an artist…

      Personally I found last year’s Hawks-Wild series to be a great example of how good a clean and largely respectful series could be.

      It was annoying to see players that do not normally act in such a disappointing manner to stoop to that level, but after game 2 the Blackhawks and Blues played a much better and far less controversial series.

      I certainly don’t think anyone would be stupid enough to underestimate any team that has gotten to this point. I hope the series between the two teams will be another respectful one bereft of sideshow antics from either side.

      Best of luck to your Wild.

  11. lbeezyse - May 1, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Wow hawkscup & craveblood are both idiots. Don’t feed the trolls here on out. If you are a hawks fan of 25 years you would know the circumstances surrounding the Stars departure due to Norm Green. It had nothing to do with attendance. We are the State of hockey for a reason & I’m sure you weren’t a fan when the Hawks were terrible thus leading to the likes of Kane & Toews. You dont get to draft studs like that by being good.

    The Stars and Hawks had one of the best rivalries in the early 90’s. Can some Hawks fans from prior to 2009 please come out and offer something of substance to say? Already sick of the trolls that don’t know s***. i know there are some good Hawks fans out there or maybe they are embarrassed by the stupid talk already before he first puck has dropped on this series. Let’s just cover all the basics, cookes hit was dirty as was Bickell &Seabrooks. The Wild have goalie turmoil. The Wild and Hawks both won their series against good teams. That Lanche weren’t slouches as seem to suggest. The dispatched the Hawks as well as the Wild this year on their way to a division title. As Q said, the Wild are a different team than the team dispatched in 5 last year. It will be a close hard nosed series that as a fan I am excited to see. The Hawks may win, but it wont be a stream rolling like you seem to think. I see this going at least 6 if not 7.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      The Minnesota North Stars had a long history of attendance issues since it’s conception.

      Actually, it’s kinda hilarious that someone from Minnesota doesn’t know how they lost their team and says that attendance had nothing to do with it.

      It wasn’t by any means the sole factor, but to say it had nothing to with is not only ironic, due to your post, but also idiotic.

      The bottom line was the owner couldn’t make a profit in your state due to many variables, attendance being one of them, so he took the franchise to a more profitable market.

      • tracerbob - May 2, 2014 at 12:15 AM

        You are truly a clueless moron. He’s right Green left for other reasons. You prove what dumbass you are when you say the attendance was bad, you do realize who played for the cup that year? Maybe you should look that up, I think they played the Penguins, wore green and gold. Of course in a state that lives and breaths hockey no one would ever go to a NHL game, ever. Look get off the messages boards go find some porn and a box of kleanex and take it out on yourself.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 12:35 AM

        Wow, is it the cold or the decades of failure that was ended by the sharp knife of rightful abandonment that make you guys so crazy and, in this case, stupid?

        How delusional are you Wild fans?

        tracerbob said, “You prove what dumbass you are when you say the attendance was bad, you do realize who played for the cup that year?”

        Minnesota North Stars Average Attendance for:

        1990-1991 = 7838 <— They didn't even fill half the stadium regularly.

        Moron of the Year goes to … tracerbob.

        You're embarrassing yourself.

        LOL

    • valoisvipers - May 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      Wrong Minny had a lot of attendance issues at the time of their move. I remember them giving away computers to lucky ticket holders.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 11:40 AM

        SHUT UP!

        THE NORTH STARS WERE SELLING OUT GAMES NIGHTLY BEFORE MR. GREEN CAME IN AND RUINED IT ALL!

  12. earpaniac - May 1, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    I said Hawks in 6, 5 if Keumper is out. I don’t think that’s a steamrolling. As far as being a Hawk fan before 2009, I saw “BAAAAAAAANER MAN” play in person. And for people who are honestly comparing Cooke to Seebrook, you are blind, an idiot, or so “team blind” it’s pathetic.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      The defense of Cooke by the forum’s Wild fans just goes to show you how disgusting blinding team allegiance can be.

      These types of fans make it so you can’t wait for the Wild’s elimination thread whenever it happens.

      • lordfletcher - May 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

        I’m buying a Cooke jersey now cuz of this dippy do.

        Thanks for the inspiration

      • lbeezyse - May 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM

        Right on LFletch. These guys are idiots and are giving the real Hawks fans a bad rep. No one is saying Cooke’s hit wasn’t dirty. We are merely saying that Bickell and Seabrooks hit were just as dirty. Not having the history Cooke does benefited both players as they were not instantly the villain to be crucified by the media. Cooke has made an honest attempt to clean his game up and slipped up with his hit on Barrie. No one here is defending the hit saying it was legal only comparing the hit to those of your beloved Hawks players. Also, no one is comparing the two as players only comparing all of their dirty hits.

      • tved12 - May 2, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        Dude, every team has 4-5 fans that drive you nuts. So you must hate the Wild, Kings, Sharks, Hawks, Bruins, Rangers, Flyers, etc…

        When the hit happened from Cooke I saw 3 Wild fans defend it. I saw 20+ Wild fans tell them they didn’t agree. Most of us know hockey and know that Cooke doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt any more, not with that history.

        That said, who is your team? I see you on here constantly bashing the Wild, but you don’t ever write anything positive about another team. Even in your attempt to disparage the Wild series win over the Avs you were very critical of that team (which I thought you were a fan of). Do you root for anybody, or just against certain teams?

      • clarke16 - May 2, 2014 at 2:54 PM

        Yes–you’ll recall I defended the check, tved…

        As I said at the time–it was a man designated as the primary checker in a checking line. Cookie finished his check–just as they draw it up. Now–the outcome was unfortunate…with Barrie lurching to avoid contact and Cookie extending his leg to make contact–resulting in the injury…but that’s a hockey play in a hockey game. If *Cooke* hadn’t been on the back of his sweater–there would have very likely been no supplemental discipline on that play–just like with Bickell…

        Finally–anyone who presumes to know intent to injure on that play–is plainly a slapd!ck who should move on to a non-contact sport like badminton, perhaps…

  13. bballnut50 - May 1, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    For the hawk trolls, I will take it one further, I go back to the 70’s & 80′ and recall the Stars spanking the hawks many times even with old Chicago stadiums horn, now that was a hockey castle! Looking forward to the rivalry continuing.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      I’ll take that and up you the time the North Stars almost folded as a franchise due to beyond abysmal attendance. They almost didn’t even make it to having to be relocated. =-)

      • TBaySlim - May 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM

        avs cup/haws cup and bloody t-pon are all abunch of clowns-

        so crave can wiki good for him, maybe he should look at attandance records of 92 and 93- pretty much a full sell out for the north stars, met center was remodeled with new attandance thresholds just a hair above 13900 at the end of the centers run. Hawks had some lean years in the early 2000s as well.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 11:12 AM

        Doesn’t disprove or eliminate that the team had a long history bad attendance issues prior to a new owner purchasing an organization. It also doesn’t eliminate that the product venture is starting with many disadvantages that it may or may not be able to overcome to meet its profit goals. Any successful business person would never ignore that when going into a high money venture.

        Basic business 101, so your point again?

        Oh right, there wasn’t one.

  14. purplove1 - May 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    As a kid growing up in the 80’s, i went to many Chicago/ Northstar games. The days of Al Secord, Bobby Smith and many of the past stars of both teams created some memorable hockey and bench clearing brawls. Ahhhh hockey of yore!!!

    For those that don’t know, Norm Green was the owner of the Nort Stars when they moved. This was no due to lack of attendance or a new arena move, this move was because he could sell the team for almost twice as much in Texas, as he could in Minnesota. This was strictly an investment from a greedy 1%er. The Minnesota faithful, myself included were broken hearted.

    • lbeezyse - May 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      Preach Plove.

  15. bigal5888 - May 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Earpanic, as described on NBC, the Seabrook hit could have KILLED Backes. He got a concussion because of the cheap shot. Ask Sidney Crosby if he thinks concussions are serious and if the hits are “in the same league”. You are delusional if you don’t think Seabrook was trying to hurt Backes. He launched himself into his head, and his head into the glass. Get off your high horse. Jacka$$.

    • prd797 - May 1, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      Except for the part where Backes did not actually have a concussion…

      Jeremy Rutherford ‏@jprutherford Apr 27
      No one wants to hear about injuries, but FYI, Backes was playing with a broken toe. He did NOT have a concussion. #stlblues

      Sorry to ruin your narrative.

      It was still a dumb hit and arguably that stupidity cost the Hawks the game, but let’s not get carried away.

  16. earpaniac - May 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    High horse? Okaay I said it was a hard hit. But your comparing his one hit to a guy who’s actually ended careers?

  17. earpaniac - May 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    And according to Backes, he didn’t have a concussion.

    • valoisvipers - May 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM

      You don’t get put on Queer Street like Backes was and not have a concussion.The reason no one is stating concussion is Backes would have had to miss a minimum of one week and in the playoffs a week is an eternity.

  18. credible316 - May 2, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    To all the TRUE hockey Blackhawk fans and peeps commenting with teams actually in the playoffs. Good Luck, here’s to the second round!

    GO WILD!!

  19. zraskovich - May 2, 2014 at 12:10 AM

    What coach Q sees/knows is that this is a much deeper, battle-tested, Wild team. Sure, we’re rolling out our backup goalie yet again, but the similarities to ’13 vs the Hawks stop there. This is going to be another great series to watch…I can see Hardsie making an appearance in St Paul!

  20. rgledz - May 2, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    @ bloodcraver……c’mon man, seriously. The Stars left for a multitude of reasons. Attendance had almost nothing to do with it. The team was basically stolen from the state. Met Center was recently renovated, was selling out and the recent success of a run to the Finals in ’91 was fueling the franchise. Norm Green had the wheels in motion to move the team before he even owned it. He knew what he wanted to do and started the process for all to see by changing the iconic “N” logo to a generic “Stars” logo that would fit perfectly in say……Dallas. Once Norm found himself in a pickle with a sexual harassment lawsuit brewing, he expedited the plan and began the process. With the league desperate for expansion to the southern part of the country, Bettman allowed this atrocity to happen……something he later realized was a huge mistake and stated that he never should have allowed Norm to move the North Stars. Consider….two years after being in the finals, the Stars were leaving……stolen from a fanbase that had supported them since they entered the league in the 60’s. I could go on and on, but I will stop. The Hawks are a historic franchise, much respect. Minnesota is a historic hockey town and you know it, so be civil and give respect where respect is due. This will be an amazing series and I for one am looking forward to it. I love the Wild, but my nephew is Blackhawk……long story short, Go Hawks!

    • credible316 - May 2, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      Ah, one of the few roster moves that shows Fletcher is human. We should never had traded him away.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      When the team was purchased by Green, it had a history of bad attendance issues. The year they went to the Cup Finals, they averaged 7800 people a game.

      7800

      That’s not even half capacity.

      You’re right about one thing, Green had all his options weighed from the purchase, including relocation. When you’re in a business to turn a profit, not to say you have to be selling out every game to turn a profit for a sports franchise, and your attendance is now less than half and has been declining for a decade, you’d be out of business and have bankrupted the venture so fast if you didn’t have every option on the table from conception.

      There were certainly other and bigger reasons that lead up to the state losing their hockey team but to say that attendance was peachy and not a small part of the deciding factor is delusional.

      • comeonnowguys - May 2, 2014 at 9:19 AM

        That’s downright Coyote-esque there.

      • mcstank - May 2, 2014 at 12:18 PM

        I need to know who’s your team. This just sounds like rants from a bitter fan whos team lacked the skill to make it into the post season.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        I don’t have one.

        I’ve been playing/watching hockey for 40+ years. I enjoy watching one of my favorite sports without the hindrance of blinders. Judging by the sickening reaction from Wild fans on the Cooke hit to injure, and there have been many other instances as well so I don’t want to single that one out, I’m well reassured that’s the right decision.

        Watching any game simply for the sport of hockey and not blinding allegiance is beyond refreshing to say the very least. It’s truly is one of most exciting seasons across all four major sports and the unfiltered perspective is like none other.

        I do admit that when the occasion arises, it is kinda funny seeing how the homers push their fingers so deep into their ears that their brains bleed when reacting to a true statement that isn’t color coordinated with their team’s jersey. It must hurt so much. It must be so terrible to be like that, although they never see it.

    • clarke16 - May 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      Much of that it true. You took it too far, however, by stating that attendance issues had nothing to do with it and the games sold out. Wrong. I was there. The met was barely half full on many nights in that era… There’s no question Green was losing money…

  21. credible316 - May 2, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Ah, one of the few roster moves that shows Fletcher is human. We should never had traded him away.

  22. hockeyfan117 - May 2, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  23. hockeyfan117 - May 2, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    If the Hawks lose to this sad sack franchise this season is a huge failure! I think the Wild are better then last year so I will give them 1 more win. Hawks in 6!

    • TBaySlim - May 2, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      hockeyfan-what are you 12- yes the hawks are good now, they also had some histoicly bad teams in the early 2000’s what makes the wild a sad sack?

  24. csilojohnson - May 2, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    You cant prove intent.
    Not defending what Cooke did. But it is foolish to think you know what his intentions were…

  25. purpleguy - May 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Interesting comment thread — I think I read only one Hawks fan’s quote and about 237 from the craving blood guy who earlier said he’d come on these threads and mock Wild fans after the Avs won the series. Guess he had to shift to worn-out topics like Cooke and the North Stars when the other hoped-for option wasn’t available. And more importantly, who in their right mind would waste all that time and energy posting all the War & Peace-like entries above when their own team isn’t even involved? Sheesh.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      “I read … about 237 from the craving blood guy …”

      then says

      “who in their right mind would waste all that time and energy posting all the War & Peace-like entries above when their own team isn’t even involved?”

      So it’s okay to take a personal shot questioning a person’s time spent writing them but the fact that you’re spending the time to read them and respond to them goes unquestioned?

      Gotcha. That’s quite the face palmer, sir.

      Wow … just wow … we really need to allow for multiple winners when giving out the Moron of the Year Award. So many qualified candidates in this thread.

      • arbyemcee - May 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM

        Actually there is only 1 qualified winner for that award on this thread.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - May 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM

        I’ll hold the voting for you.

  26. luvmnsports2012 - May 2, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    If the Wild play physical like they played the Avs, Wild win in six! Wild have goalie issues, the only concern. Avs are better than the hawks, thus there record, and a number of other reasons as well as being in the same division! Can someone tell me why blood craver is so caught up in something that happened over 15 yrs ago? U bitter about something? U got schooled by like ten different dudes on this thread and your still trying to make irrelevant points! Troll! GO WILD!!!

  27. 1wildfan1 - May 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Read a lot of this thread, and felt motivated to post my feelings:
    idohavethebutthurtyoucrave is clearly a butthurt avs fan, so sorry lad
    aside from wanting to say some nasty, poor winner comments just to piss off idohavethebutthurtyoucrave, I cannot. The Avs and Wild played a PHENOMENAL series. Yes, the ref’s made some seriously questionably calls (how can an Avs player stuffing our goalie in our own goal, and then stopping him from moving until the Avs score count as a goal, and NOT be a penalty???). But the Wild refused to use that, and kept fighting, and the Avs played awesome. The speed and youth of their team…as a Wild fan, not looking forward to the future against them. But it was a great series
    I think Cooke’s suspension was too long, and I think he has changed his ways and was not intent on injuring, but with his history I think the NHL had to make the harsh call, and don’t blame them.
    Wild owned the Hawks this season. Yes, it is going to be different in the playoffs. The Hawks have the experience and are built for playoff hockey. But the Wild shouldn’t be overlooked.
    MOST Hawks fans are being decent and respectful.
    The fact the Wild have done as well as they have without their #1 and #2 goalie for a large chunk of the year is pretty remarkable in my opinion

    Hard to say as a Wild fan, but I think the Hawks win again in 5 or 6. But don’t count the Wild out. Rabin fan base, hungry, young team, and a great management staff

  28. wild4life83 - May 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    i know this is the playoffs and what a team did in a season dont matter. But if the wild are so easy to beat and
    Expect the hawks to win in 5 well then how come u could only beat us once this season with
    Pretty much the same group of guys . I mean wild are definitely a different team than last
    Years. All the injuries to our goalies and still be able to play strong hockey and advance to 2nd
    Round i think speaks volumes. As far as barries injury goes it definitely was a game changer
    But not a series changing moment. Wild have overcame injuries of their own. So one player
    Hurt in game 2 isnt gonna spell out the reason why avs lost. Wild were the better
    Team that series. And i think if wild play as a team and continue to overcome obstacles
    Wild win in 7. Game 7 win in chicago so that the bloodyoucrave guy can eat his own words and we
    Will see him in the blackhawks elimination thread. GO WILD. TAKE OUT HAWKS

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