Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/10/12
Nice Moustache! The best part of the NHL‘s realignment plan that lasted for about six weeks was that the Vancouver Canucks and the Minnesota Wild would go from meeting six times a year to two. I have this theory, and it’s pretty out there, that Minnesota is a boring hockey team to watch. Hosting the Wild is a mundane experience but playing in Minnesota is a soul sucking endeavour, one watched intently by mostly sold-out buildings who gladly pay money to see the on-ice product. In the latest edition of what is sadly Minnesota’s most heated rivalry, nothing happened. On to the Love ‘Em & Hate ‘Em for the Canucks vs. Wild on Thursday night. 1. Keslord & Saviour Ryan Kesler‘s goal scoring troubles have been well documented this year. After missing time and getting back to speed at the start of the season, the goals, especially 5-on-5, weren’t coming. It was enough to make many question if his 41 goal tally just a year ago was the high-water mark of his career. Many pointed t...
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