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Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Hey, NHL general managers, beat the rush and make your bid for Marek Zidlicky today.The highly skilled Minnesota Wild defenseman was a healthy scratch Tuesday night for Minnesota’s come-from-ahead loss to the Nashville Predators.This was the third game in a row that Wild coach Mike Yeo banished Zidlicky to the press box. So Zidlicky lashed back at his coach, both in person and through the media.
You can see where this is headed.
“I can't be quiet,” Zidlicky told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “If I would be a healthy scratch, if it helped the team, that's good. I will not cry. I will not tell him he's wrong. But if he doesn't want to play me again, again, I have to do something.”When informed of Zidlicky’s public complaint, Yeo was not amused.“One thing for sure, we're going to talk,” Yeo said. “This is not the right way to handle it.”Zidlicky, who turns 35 this week, came to North America with a well-defined offensive style honed during his successful European pr...
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Koivu, who has 33 points in 41 games this season, was happy to be back with his team.
"It feels good, to be practicing with the rest of the team, mentally it is a lot more fun," said Koivu.
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