Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In Which the Wild decide to hand over their playoff spot to the Oilers

So the Wild have apparently decided that making the playoffs isn't such a good idea after all. Maybe they'd rather work on their golf games or something. Maybe some of them haven't taken a look outside lately, but it's not exactly good golfing weather. Last night's 5-3 beating at the hands of the Oilers was not pretty. Three goals in something like the first five minutes of the game were enough to get Backstrom yanked, though he was back in the game for the third period.

This team is imploding like nobody's business. I'm all for the Oilers making the playoffs, but preferably not at the Wild's expense.


So yeah, we have to play them again tomorrow, and I will be there. We'll see how that goes, but I'll be there in my Parrish sweater cheering, even if I do like the Oilers. The Oilers are playing some desperate hockey right now, and the Wild should be too.

The Habs clinched a playoff spot last night, but unfortunately the Twins couldn't pull out a win today. Baby Bradke was on the mound for the start, but the Twins' fielding sucked more than the Wild's defence last night.

8 comments:

elise said...

Cheer our boys on to victory tomorrow. Hopefully they will decide to stop encouraging the playoff push of other teams and focus on our own.

Good thing it's still spring training so I'm depressed that the Twins suck yet.

elise said...

yeah that was definitely supposed to say I'm not depressed yet that the twins suck. whoops

maggie said...

i might be going to the game tomorrow as well with my sister... as much as i love the oilers as well, we really need to win. we can't just get by winning against the bottom teams in the league.

Kirsten said...

Elise-I will be sure to cheer them on. The Twins actually haven't been too bad. Today they sucked, but before today they've been better.
I have yet to see Morneau this preseason, though. I've seen way too much of Mauer already.

maggie-I know, but they seem to want it more. Hopefully mandatory practices will whip them back into shape.

CKim said...

Go Wild...please...for the love of god...

Steph said...

I hope Mikko knows that I'm unimpressed with three points against my Oilers.

Kirsten said...

Steph-I'm sure he's aware of this fact...and I'm sure he'll do his best to work himself back into your good graces.

Paul said...

I was pretty POed the Wild lost AGAIN! to the Oilers on this night. I was feeling pretty unhappy with the Wild at that point, but not quite the same as Kristen's vision of an implosion. At least not yet, anyway.