Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 10/5/13
The season opener started with such great expectations, with young players now going to be playing primetime roles on the team.  Better yet, the young players showed lots of promise and better still the Wild seemed to be embracing a puck possession style that involved less turnovers and more time controlling the play in the opposition's zone.  The team played with hustle, confidence and poise against an opponent that the team has traditionally struggled against.  However, the good feelings were soured somewhat by a 3rd period let down that allowed the Los Angeles Kings to tie the game and ultimately take the extra point in the shootout in a game where the Wild held a distinct advantage in shots on goal.  So is it same old Wild already?  A team that teases at improvement and then takes a step back?    The Wild hopes to answer back with a victory against a Anaheim Ducks squad that got slammed 6-1 by Colorado.  The Ducks struggled against the Avalanche's speed and were embaras...
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