Monday, April 11, 2011

Season's finally over

After not making the playoffs for I don't know how many years in a row now, the Minnesota Wild fired coach Todd Richards.  It's not a surprising move considering he couldn't right the ship when we were in the middle of our dismal 8 game losing streak.  What's on tap for the next couple months?  Well, besides addressing the vacancy at the head coaching position, we need to overhaul the roster.  Being nearly at the salary cap with under performing players is unacceptable.  Rebuilding mode is no fun, but it's a necessary step in order to be competitive in the long run.  And Minnesota fans deserve a hockey team that can actually play as well as the top tier teams in the league (Detroit, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Washington, Tampa Bay, etc...).  Another need that must be addressed is finding a goal scorer.  You could say that Martin Havlat kind of fits that role, but only scoring, what, ~25 goals in a 81 game season is nothing to be proud of.  Marian Gaborik was the only true player we've ever had that could consistently net a goal every other game, and we let him go for nothing...

Okay, done with the hockey rant.  I only brought it up because yesterday was their last game of the season and wanted to express my disappointment with them.  I won't be doing the same with the Timberwolves.  They just seem to be, to put it lightly, 'un-fixable'.


  1. sad day, maybe they will do better with new coaches and what have ya.

  2. being nearly at the salary cap and performing bad is really really bad for a team