Sustaining an injury and missing a handful of games isn't an ideal situation, especially if you’re Zach Parise.
Wayne Gretzky is famously quoted for saying, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”
It’s not only a lesson in hockey, but in life. But then again, he might want to amend his statement in the case of Kyle Brodziak. Last night the centerman snapped a 30-game goalless skid, yet he didn’t even put the puck in the net.
Ryan Suter found out he was on the Olympic roster the same way millions of fans did: watching a young kid skate towards the TV camera, turn around and almost lose his balance, revealing Suter’s name and number on his sweater after yesterday’s Winter Classic in Ann Arbor.
As Charlie Coyle entered the post-game press conference room after practice today, he spied Henry, sitting at the front of the room, sporting an oversized Wild jersey. He smiled and introduced himself, to which the five-year-old quickly responded, “I already know you,” with a big grin spreading across his face.
At the start practice Mikael Granlund fell into the boards, hitting his head.
As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt; and there’s no denying it applies to the Wild’s latest opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks.
The snow is finally dumping down on Minnesota, making December look like a wintery wonderland — outside of the road-rage-inducing, extra-long commutes of course.
The Wild’s lineup has been a little — how should we put it? — fluid lately. With a host of injuries picking on the forwards, Head Coach Mike Yeo has had to do his best fit the right pieces together like a 1,000 piece puzzle.
Either Zach Parise can’t tell time or has Wolverine-like healing powers — or so it seemed.
To everyone’s surprise, Parise stood in his usual spot on the top line as the Wild started line rushes in morning skate. Those of us present questioned whether we had somehow all missed two to three weeks of time or unknowingly took a quick ride with Doc Brown.