Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 12/18/11
After the Wild's 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders, Head Coach Mike Yeo said it all when he stated, "Our last shootout loss felt like a win, but this shootout loss feels like a loss."  It was a miserable effort.  The Wild were banged up no question; no Mikko Koivu, no Devin Setoguchi, no Guillaume Latendresse and no Pierre-Marc Bouchard but that didn't excuse the lack of urgency Minnesota exhibited Saturday night.  Too many players were coasting through their shifts and the result was the team lost for a second time to one of the worst clubs in the league in the New York Islanders.  The only line that seemed to have any sense of urgency at all was the 4th line of Colton Gillies, Warren Peters and Jarod Palmer.  Palmer especially was making the most of his call up, leading the Wild with 6 shots but far too few of his teammates were taking their opportunities to shoot the puck.  In the post-game interview Yeo noted how disappointed he was in the lack of urgency the Wild show...
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