Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 4/1/14
If you're on Twitter, especially in the home stretch, injuries and illnesses that keep a player out of the lineup even for one game can appear to be magnified.  At least by the fans they certainly are as fans delight that (insert player here) is out with the flu or a really nasty lower body injury (i.e. hangnail).  But should fans and especially teams relish that kind of information?  How many times have we seen the Wild or other teams who clearly should be outmanned by injuries actually play better and more determined hockey while supposedly being shorthanded talent-wise?  I would almost argue, the Wild played their best system-style hockey when they were without Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise.  The team stuck with a simple approach, knowing they needed to step up and they did.  I think we saw that on Saturday with the Detroit Red Wings.  No Henrik Zetterberg, no Pavel Datsyuk, no problem.  Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar stepped up and led the Red Wings to a victory over a desperate Wild...
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