The Minnesota Wild are as focused as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (book and film). Their focus? Mind numbingly dull hockey all over North America, every season. I thought the Wild would change their style after Jacques Lemaire decided to move on, but the soldiers didn’t get the message and continue to play that strangle style of hockey.
Usually I’m looking for an old movie by about the second period when the Wild play Edmonton. It doesn’t even have to be a good movie–I love old movies and have TCM–and if Nova or Ricky Gervais is on then I’ll tune that in and go back to the game to check the score.
I think it’s okay to call yourself a fan and not watch an entire Minnesota Wild-Edmonton Oiler game. If the Wild-Oilers were an old timey movie it would be something like “Vertigo” and the ending would be as predictable.
I might zip over to CNN because (and if you’re like me this IS news) Moammar Gadhafi is apparently dead or in custody. Now these reports are coming in from non-traditional news sources but we should know later in the day. Big story if true.
RNH is among the leading rookies so far in the NHL this season. One thing we should probably follow all season long is his home away stats:
- Home: 3, 4-1-5 +2
- Road: 2, 0-0-0 -1
Apparently Gagner might be back tonight but Saturday is more certain. That might spell the end for Lander for now, but never discount an injury or a trade (ha ha ha). Coach Renney had some nice comments on Corey Potter and (as we suspected) Potter was a player who had impressed the coach years ago in NYC. No word on Hall.
It could be a great game, Oilers are at home and maybe they get a quick lead and the game becomes a joyous victory. Don’t trust the Wild, though. Lemaire’s in their head.