Found March 27, 2012 on Barry Melrose Rocks:
PLAYERS: Jamie Benn
TEAMS: Dallas Stars
(Jamie Benn laughs at Minnesota's pain)Can we please just end the season now? I love hockey, really, I do, but the Wild this season have really tested my resolve. Now that they are out of the playoffs officially, I almost want the team to call off the rest of the season.Consider, at the beginning of the year, the Wild were the story of the season, on top of the league. Since January, they have been thoroughly and painfully incompetent, as much do to injury as an overall lack of talent. I think they have earned maybe 6 points in the last 3 months or so. I would look it up, but I fear the overwhelming wave of depression that would surely follow.Other bad teams are still watchable for their fans. Aside from the particular brand of hockey the Wild are playing, namely that they don't score any goals, and really don't allow THAT many mean the games aren't that exciting. They have a good goalie and a better than bad blue line and absolutely no healthy forwards. They don'...

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