Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 4-1 home loss against the Vancouver Canucks:
Uncle Mo is a fickle old bastard sometimes. With the Wild down two goals in the second period, the team started to press, gaining momentum, and the crowd at Xcel Energy Center started to buzz. For roughly a 10-minute stretch Minnesota owned the play, creating scoring chances off of strong forechecks and hemming the Canucks in its D-zone. It looked the Wild was primed to make it a one-goal game, with the home faithful ready to erupt like a whitehead on a teenagers face in the morning...Read more.
For the better part of a week, Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has sent a variety of messages to a struggling team expected to be one of the most exciting and competitive in the NHL.
But after another slow start on home ice, and a rather one-sided 4-1 loss Thursday to the Vancouver Canucks, the second-year coach has to be left wondering what to do next...Read more.