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2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL Predictions and Odds

If the NHL were a color wheel, the Minnesota Wild would be grey. They aren’t offensive or brash. They aren’t anything really. You just hardly notice that they are around. They are kind of like the Minnesota Timberwolves—it must be something in the water in Minneapolis.

The Wild went through a transition last year—or at least that was the original plan. After Jacques Lemaire had led the team throughout their history to play a system in which defense was all that mattered and offense was an afterthought, new Coach Todd Richards was supposed to turn the team into a far more effective offensive threat.

It didn’t really turn out that way. They dropped from No. 2 to No. 21 in the defensive rankings in the league, and yet had only the 22nd best offense. It’s no wonder that they weren’t very good. Needless to say, Richards has some work to do this year.

One interesting development with this team is their renewed focus on conditioning in the offseason. Lemaire is an old school guy, so he didn’t place a lot of importance on offseason workouts. When Richards tried to turn up the speed on offense last year, he found a team that wasn’t up for the challenge. Players were worked with much more in the offseason, and have been held much more accountable for their physical preparedness in the fall. The impact of that, if it was done well, should show up on the ice.

Minnesota Wild Offseason Moves
The Wild cut some fat from the roster, including ancient forward Owen Nolan and useless tough guy Derek Boogaard. They replaced those guys with a couple of veterans in Matt Cullen and John Madden. They added a younger player in Eric Nystrom, who showed some promise with Calgary. Cullen and Madden are both centers who will help the team both up the middle and in the dressing room.

Minnesota Wild Predictions: Outlook
I don’t think that this is a playoff team, but they could be in the mix. To do that, though, they will need a lot of things to go right for them. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who missed all but one game last year with concussion issues, will have to prove himself healthy and productive.

Martin Havlat will have to prove that the big contract he got last year wasn’t a total waste of money. Mikko Koivu needs to take another big step forward. The team needs to learn how to be at least somewhat competent on the road—last year they were hopeless.

Minnesota Wild NHL Odds
Minnesota is 80/1 to win the Stanley Cup. Only the Islanders and the Blue Jackets are longer shots. They get scarcely more respect in the conference, where they are 50/1, or in their division, where they are 20/1. The season point total is set at 85.5.

Minnesota Wild NHL Predictions
The Wild could be in the playoff mix, and a second-place finish in the division and an eighth-place in the conference (and the playoff berth that goes with it) aren’t out of the question, but I sure wouldn’t bet on it. I don’t think that Richards is a great coach, and he doesn’t have a whole lot to work with here. If everyone played at their best this still isn’t a very good team.

As a hockey handicapper my best guess is that they will finish third in the division ahead of Calgary and Edmonton, but behind Colorado and in a different universe than the Canucks. That would put them 10th or so in the conference.

The season points total is pretty tight, but I would lean slightly to the “over.” They had 84 points last year and are healthier and fitter to start the season. I don’t look for a big move forward, but the neighborhood of 88 points would be achievable.

Doc Moseman is one of the pioneers of the NHL handicapping industry. Check out his Web site for up-to-the-minute NHL Odds and his famous winning hockey picks.

NHL: History of Minnesota Wild

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by toff63

The Minnesota Wild are a professional hockey team. They play in St. Paul, Minnesota in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The team has only been around since the year 200, but they have already managed to put their mark on the NHL in the short time that they have been a part of the league.

 

The team didn’t exactly start things off in amazing fashion. They lost their very first game and went on to lose 4 more to start off their franchise. Fortunately they managed to scoop up their first victory against the Lightning. They didn’t have a magical first season, but within a couple of years they were a threat to a lot of teams in the NHL.

 

The team managed to make the playoffs in the 2002-03 season. This was a huge surprise to many. The thing about the Wild is that they were not content with the simple fact that they made the playoffs. Instead they were determined to keep fighting their way through the playoffs. That season the team managed to continue to work through the playoffs until they landed in the Western Conference Finals. They met up with the Mighty Ducks and were to able to defeat them. The run did bring forth an attitude that the Wild can do anything.

 

The next season the team had playoff hopes, but they could not overcome the fact that two of their top players were holding out. Despite the poor start to the season the team came roaring back at the end of the season. They finished with a tremendous amount of strength and excitement, but they still fell short of the playoffs. Although they fell short of the playoffs many people were encouraged by the amount of heart that the team showed in fighting their way back after a difficult start to the season.

Unfortunately all of the hope and momentum that the team had gained was soon cut off by the NHL lockout. The NHL experienced a lockout that almost killed the sport entirely. Many fans were slow to forgive and it looked as though the league might have been in trouble. The Wild lost their spark and finished in last place after returning from the lockout.

 

In 2007 the team changed their history. They played tough and managed to win their division for the first time in history. This marked the 2nd playoff appearance that the team had ever achieved. They were led by Marian Gaborik who scored 42 goals on the season.

 

For whatever reason, the team was not able to duplicate their success the next year. They fell from being one of the top teams in the league. They only managed to get 9th place in the entire conference with their star Marian Gaborik plagued by injuries. The team has had a history that shows that can bounce back from anything. Although 2009 was a disappointing season for the Wild, nobody will count them out from having a chance at making the playoffs again.

Owen Shaw writes reviews on various sporting events including the online sportsbook. In this piece of write up, the author highlights one of the most popular sports NHL and NHL betting odds associated with it. The author also takes the readers opinion on how hockey betting online occurs.

2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL Predictions and Odds

If the NHL were a color wheel, the Minnesota Wild would be grey. They aren’t offensive or brash. They aren’t anything really. You just hardly notice that they are around. They are kind of like the Minnesota Timberwolves—it must be something in the water in Minneapolis.

The Wild went through a transition last year—or at least that was the original plan. After Jacques Lemaire had led the team throughout their history to play a system in which defense was all that mattered and offense was an afterthought, new Coach Todd Richards was supposed to turn the team into a far more effective offensive threat.

It didn’t really turn out that way. They dropped from No. 2 to No. 21 in the defensive rankings in the league, and yet had only the 22nd best offense. It’s no wonder that they weren’t very good. Needless to say, Richards has some work to do this year.

One interesting development with this team is their renewed focus on conditioning in the offseason. Lemaire is an old school guy, so he didn’t place a lot of importance on offseason workouts. When Richards tried to turn up the speed on offense last year, he found a team that wasn’t up for the challenge. Players were worked with much more in the offseason, and have been held much more accountable for their physical preparedness in the fall. The impact of that, if it was done well, should show up on the ice.

Minnesota Wild Offseason Moves
The Wild cut some fat from the roster, including ancient forward Owen Nolan and useless tough guy Derek Boogaard. They replaced those guys with a couple of veterans in Matt Cullen and John Madden. They added a younger player in Eric Nystrom, who showed some promise with Calgary. Cullen and Madden are both centers who will help the team both up the middle and in the dressing room.

Minnesota Wild Predictions: Outlook
I don’t think that this is a playoff team, but they could be in the mix. To do that, though, they will need a lot of things to go right for them. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who missed all but one game last year with concussion issues, will have to prove himself healthy and productive.

Martin Havlat will have to prove that the big contract he got last year wasn’t a total waste of money. Mikko Koivu needs to take another big step forward. The team needs to learn how to be at least somewhat competent on the road—last year they were hopeless.

Minnesota Wild NHL Odds
Minnesota is 80/1 to win the Stanley Cup. Only the Islanders and the Blue Jackets are longer shots. They get scarcely more respect in the conference, where they are 50/1, or in their division, where they are 20/1. The season point total is set at 85.5.

Minnesota Wild NHL Predictions
The Wild could be in the playoff mix, and a second-place finish in the division and an eighth-place in the conference (and the playoff berth that goes with it) aren’t out of the question, but I sure wouldn’t bet on it. I don’t think that Richards is a great coach, and he doesn’t have a whole lot to work with here. If everyone played at their best this still isn’t a very good team.

As a hockey handicapper my best guess is that they will finish third in the division ahead of Calgary and Edmonton, but behind Colorado and in a different universe than the Canucks. That would put them 10th or so in the conference.

The season points total is pretty tight, but I would lean slightly to the “over.” They had 84 points last year and are healthier and fitter to start the season. I don’t look for a big move forward, but the neighborhood of 88 points would be achievable.

Doc Moseman is one of the pioneers of the NHL handicapping industry. Check out his Web site for up-to-the-minute NHL Odds and his famous winning hockey picks.

NHL: History of Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild are a professional hockey team. They play in St. Paul, Minnesota in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The team has only been around since the year 200, but they have already managed to put their mark on the NHL in the short time that they have been a part of the league.

 

The team didn’t exactly start things off in amazing fashion. They lost their very first game and went on to lose 4 more to start off their franchise. Fortunately they managed to scoop up their first victory against the Lightning. They didn’t have a magical first season, but within a couple of years they were a threat to a lot of teams in the NHL.

 

The team managed to make the playoffs in the 2002-03 season. This was a huge surprise to many. The thing about the Wild is that they were not content with the simple fact that they made the playoffs. Instead they were determined to keep fighting their way through the playoffs. That season the team managed to continue to work through the playoffs until they landed in the Western Conference Finals. They met up with the Mighty Ducks and were to able to defeat them. The run did bring forth an attitude that the Wild can do anything.

 

The next season the team had playoff hopes, but they could not overcome the fact that two of their top players were holding out. Despite the poor start to the season the team came roaring back at the end of the season. They finished with a tremendous amount of strength and excitement, but they still fell short of the playoffs. Although they fell short of the playoffs many people were encouraged by the amount of heart that the team showed in fighting their way back after a difficult start to the season.

Unfortunately all of the hope and momentum that the team had gained was soon cut off by the NHL lockout.

The NHL experienced a lockout that almost killed the sport entirely. Many fans were slow to forgive and it looked as though the league might have been in trouble. The Wild lost their spark and finished in last place after returning from the lockout.

 

In 2007 the team changed their history. They played tough and managed to win their division for the first time in history. This marked the 2nd playoff appearance that the team had ever achieved. They were led by Marian Gaborik who scored 42 goals on the season.

 

For whatever reason, the team was not able to duplicate their success the next year. They fell from being one of the top teams in the league. They only managed to get 9th place in the entire conference with their star Marian Gaborik plagued by injuries. The team has had a history that shows that can bounce back from anything. Although 2009 was a disappointing season for the Wild, nobody will count them out from having a chance at making the playoffs again.

Owen Shaw writes reviews on various sporting events including the online sportsbook. In this piece of write up, the author highlights one of the most popular sports NHL and NHL betting odds associated with it. The author also takes the readers opinion on how hockey betting online occurs.

Ravens vs. Colts – AFC Wild Card Round PREVIEW & Prediction (2012-2013)

Here is my preview and prediction for the Colts vs. Ravens match up coming up in the AFC Wild Card round. What is your prediction for this game? Let me know in the comment section below. Thanks for watching! Please be sure to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already! Like my Facebook page! www.facebook.com Follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com

Super Bowl XLVII Party on Bourbon St.- 49ers Painful Loss To The Ravens – Wild Crowd Reactions

Funniest Piano Accident Blooper: www.youtube.com Piano Covers: www.youtube.com My Original Piano Music:www.youtube.com Follow Me on Twitter: twitter.com All of us 49er fans gather together in a BEACH Bar in Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA to watch the coverage of the Super Bowl which ironically was about a mile or so from the Super Dome and by the time it was over everyone walked out of that bar anything but happy. The 49ers came so close to winning the Super Bowl this year the excitement in the bar was firing up as they drew closer and closer to victory but in the end it was the Raven who won and the Raven fans ended up having the last laugh.
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Fighting Crixus, Notre Dame Sucks, NFL Wild Card Review and Divisional Round Predictions

My Site: www.theawesomearchfiend.com Twitter: twitter.com BlogTV and Chat Room: www.blogtv.com Live show archive: www.blogtv.com The Notre Dame fighting Irish killed another chance for me to actually appreciate college football. What an utter joke of a “number one” team that was going against a team in Alabama that is leaps and bounds better than them. NFL wild card playoffs started off with mostly lackluster play. RG3 fizzled on one leg. Webb sucked for Minny. Flacco wins another playoff game. Texans pull a repeat performance from last years wild card performance. Now it’s time for some really good football teams to enter the mix. That is all.
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Top 10 NHL Goalies Gone Wild [Part 2/2]

Follow my YouTube video updates on Twitter. – twitter.com [ Click here for part 1 – www.youtube.com ] To be a goalie, you have to be a little bit goofy and SportsCentre has all the evidence of that as they count down the Top 10 Wildest Goalie Moments in history of the NHL in this top ten special.

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