Tag Archives: Minnesota Wild

Game 6 @ MIN: Paulie Vs Walnuts

Well, it had to fail at some point. Pulling the goalie can’t be a crutch every time, no matter how fun a narrative it may be to tell. But despite the loss, I was really pleased with how this game turned … Continue reading

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Game 5 vs MIN: Boo Hoo

What a night that was. I could only watch transiently until the start of the 3rd, but that was still plenty of time to run the gamut of emotions from cautious optimism to mounting dread to the best fucking feeling … Continue reading

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Game 4 @ MIN: 32 and 12

Patrick Roy made his adjustments, even shifting the top line to play Nathan MacKinnon with Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn, but for lack of flow or grit or hustle or what have you, tonight’s Avalanche team fell flat right from the … Continue reading

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Game 3 @ MIN: The Aftermath

Before Game 3, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo tasked Matt Cooke with being a difference-maker, so mission accomplished, I guess. Following his attempt to disintegrate Tyson Barrie’s kneecap, Cooke has been suspended for 7 games, which seems reasonable to me though I’ll confess … Continue reading

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Game 2 vs MIN: You’ve Gotta Be MacKiddin’ Me

Tonight’s lead-in was going to gush over how Nathan MacKinnon is going to become a generational, gamebreaking talent in this league, but I quickly backspaced because – surprise, surprise – it’s already happened. He was electric on a level few can match, all acceleration … Continue reading

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Game 1 vs MIN: Crush Minnesota

When I wrote my last post here, the Avalanche had a >99% chance of facing the Chicago Blackhawks in their opening playoffs series. As the astute reader may have observed, that is no longer the case. Following a flat-out incroyable 8-0-1 stretch, and … Continue reading

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