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  1. Scratch that on Backstrom being the official starter. There's now talk of Harding starting since both goalies are dealing with minor injuries. I guess the goaltending for the Wild will be determined later on. All this is on the Wild page on the Lighthouse blog for the practice report.
  2. Boogaard is officially scratched for tonight with the hamstring. So either Shepherd will be on the 4th line or they'll bring John Scott up from D to play up at forward. Backstrom is the official starter, especially as Harding does have a hip injury that was originally going to sideline him 1-2 weeks, but he has declared himself ok to back up Backstrom.
  3. According to Russostrib (covers the Wild) Scott and Boogaard are scratched for tonight. Burns is in after being activated from IR. Clayton Stoner has been moved to IR. I'm glad to see Howard in the net. As Redstorm said, he needs the chance to redeem himself after last year. That was brutal. And I'll also be in attendance tonight.
  4. Well, supposedly, he won't be injury prone after this season now that he's been surgically repaired. On both hips now. And, well, after spending the majority of the season in IR, he isn't worth what he thinks he it. Honestly, the Wild will offer him the best contract, simply based on the fact that he's spent his career there and they know what he can do healthy.
  5. Where did you hear talks with the Wild are going well? Before Risebourough got fired, they had deteriorated into nonexistent. They haven't really started with Fletcher yet.
  6. I've worked for most of them. The only game I've been able to see and will be able to see was game 5. I think I may be the only person grateful for NBC coverage, as I work in a nursing home, and well, a lot of residents watch the news and then don't change their channels, so I sometimes catch bits and pieces. Unfortunately, they're all usually in bed by 8:30. (I'm in Central time). Although I do have computer access and am on yahoo sports checking the score as I'm charting. I am having parents tape the next one for me, and anything after that.
  7. I didn't see it, but now I've got a headagche from trying to figure out how he can possibly look like more of an idiot. I'll try to watch it when I'm not worn out from work.
  8. You could probably do it if you got Rafalski and Datsyuk to waive their NTCs and agree to go somewhere else. Lidstrom would be another NTC that you could ask him if he wants to waive it and go somewhere else. But I'd like to keep those three here. Buyouts aren't really an option as then the Wings are still responsible for some if not all of the salary (I can't remember how much...I just know that right now it's putting a kink in for the Wild as they've got a million plus tied up in Parrish for a few years even though he did a try out with Dallas and is getting a salary from them) And for a trade...then they have to pay the new guy. Best bet is with the contract renewals...and that leaves Kopecky, Sammy, Huds, Conks, Howard, Hossa, and the guys from GR as the main players. I don't envy Ken Holland one bit right now. I have a feeling though that retaining Huds could get tricky due to the RFA situation. With everything going on and being so close to the cap, it won't be hard for another team with money to burn to make an offer Detroit can't match. They're going to want to sign Huds and sign him early if they plan to keep him.
  9. Exactly...he was checking to see if the trainer wanted diet or regular coke.
  10. And Hossa makes up for it. And are they switching goalies? I think they are... oooohhhhhh......
  11. Flippper
  12. MUUUUUUUULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. GO WINGS
  14. I'm just shocked O Halloran made a call favoring the Wings. I mean, there's really no way he could have not made it and gotten away with it, but.... WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Ozzie - You can do it