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DETROIT Red Wings fans may hold a grudge, but the team has moved on from its unsuccessful run at defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise.
On Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, the fans booed both Suter and Parise when they were introduced as starters for the Minnesota Wild. They booed Suter nearly every time he touched the puck, which was a lot, considering he played a game-high 32:02.
Suter had an assist and Parise had two goals, but it was the Wings who got the win, 5-3, to improve to 2-2-0.
Players and coaches don't worry about that kind of thing because the nature of their business calls for them to live in the moment.
"I didn't start the rumors about coming here, so I can't do anything about that," Parise said. "Getting booed? I didn't really even notice.That happens in this league. Oh well."
Wings coach Mike Babcock noticed but professed not to care.
"I didn't pay any attention to that," Babcock said. "I just kn...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. Another of the teams heralded prospects is headed to the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota recalled defenseman Jonas Brodin on Thursday from the Houston Aeros. Brodin, 19, was the teams 10th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft.
Brodin had spent his time since the draft in his native Sweden but turned pro this year, playing in nine games for Houston. He suffered a broken...
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: With defenseman Jared Spurgeon out of the lineup Friday night with a lower-body injury, 19-year-old defenseman Jonas Brodin will make his much-anticipated NHL debut in Detroit.
The rookie defenseman is one of Minnesota's top defensive prospects after being a first-round pick in 2011.
"I am excited," he said Friday. "It's going to...
Minnesota Wild (2-1-0) 4pts (1st Northwest)
2.00 Goals For per Game (23rd in the NHL)
1.67 Goals Against per Game (5th in the NHL)
15.4% Power Play (22nd in the NHL)
90% Penalty Kill (5th in the NHL)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 3G 1A = 4pts
2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 1G 3A = 4pts
3. #96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard ~ 1G 1A = 2pts
4. #9 Mikko Koivu...
Whatever was ailing Red Wings forward Todd Berutzzi to start the season didn’t seem to have any effect Saturday night as the veteran exploded for two goals in a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild from the Joe.
As the Wings remained scoreless in the first period thus far this season, Damien Brunner continued to impress opening the scoring for Detroit with a power play goal to give...
If you only watched the Minnesota Wild out-shoot the Red Wings 11-6 in the first period of what turned out to be an ugly but livable-withable 5-3 Red Wings victory, or watched the Wings take two of their eight(!) penalties within the first ten minutes of said first period, you would have been forgiven for assuming that the Wings were on their way to yet another predictable 2013 season...
Minnesota Wild (2-2-0) 4pts (4th in the Northwest)
2.25 Goals For per Game (24th in the NHL)
2.50 Goals Against per Game (12th in the NHL)
23rd ranked Power Play (14.3%)
15th ranked Penalty Kill (80%)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
2. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 3G 1A = 4pts
3. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 0G 4A = 4pts
4. #77 Tom Gilbert ~ 1G...
It's easy to get frustrated when your team can't score, cant convert on the power play, cant kill penalties and leaves your goalie out to dry like their defense consists of Brett Lebda and 5 of his cousins.
This team is good, and yes the defense isn't what it used to be, but that will change. Three games gone on an already depleted schedule. 45 games left to change...
Maybe its the side effect of a shortened season but the line between celebration and panic is incredibly thin. A poster over on the Wild.com message boards named "Geo" has a signature that is all to true amongst hockey fans. "Three wins in a row means a Stanley Cup, three losses in a row means trade everybody." Exaggerated, but more or less true. Case...
“Crazy” Charlie Saunier joins ESPN 99.1 in Sioux Falls to discuss the Predators and Ryan Suter…
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