Yogi Berra

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Minnesota Wild: Recapping an up and down first week

 

After one week of play, the Minnesota Wild sit at a pedestrian 2-2-1 record. Zach Parise has set the standard in the early season with 9 points including 5 goals. The top line of Parise-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley has combined for 21 points and has scored 10 of the Wild's 13 goals.

 

They've been great. The supporting cast has not. That goes without saying when three players account for 75% of a team's goal output.

 

It's still early, but early ,to paraphrase Yogi Berra, is a lot later in this 48 ...

"... And The Players Are The Cattle."

While NHL players have been free to talk and comment about current NHL/NHLPA negotiations, the owners have been silenced by a strict gag order imposed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.