Weekly Wild Whangdoodle: Week ??

Hockey?

There's hockey again?

Well then, it's time to whang that doodle.

Remember last time I wrote one of these and I threw in this little note?

  • Foligno had a positive Covid test on Sunday, so now we enter the seriously not fun part where we wait and wonder if this is a single case or the start of an outbreak through the team.

It was the second one.  The Wild haven't played in two weeks and it feels like about half the roster has been on the Covid list in that time.

So now they're back, and they get to cobble together the rest of the season without really knowing who will be available or how many games they will play or when they will play them ... here we go!

This week's schedule:

Oh hey, we're back in California!

So many teams in this division are right around the 1 point/game record. Any kind of hot streak would do wonders to separate from this group.

Arizona - 16 points in 15 games
Minnesota - 12 points in 11 games
Anaheim - 15 points in 16 games
San Jose - 13 points in 14 games
LA - 11 points in 13 games

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The Kirill Kaprizov Corner

Kaprizov leads all NHL rookies in assists and is second in total points. (3G - 6A - 9Pts)

There's not a lot of analysis to do here, except to say it's really fun to have an exciting player like this on the team.

Players not Named Kirill

  • Joel Eriksson Ek has not scored a goal in February.
  • Lots of NHL debuts coming up as the roster gets juggled. Calen Addison will be one of them tonight - He's the prospect the Wild got back in the Zucker trade, so it's exciting to see him getting  his debut.
  • Zuccarello is back. I considered ending that sentence with an exclamation point, but thought that was maybe a bit much.

Leaderboards

PlayerGPlayerAPlayerPts
Eriksson Ek5Greenway8Greenway10
Fiala3Suter6Eriksson Ek9
Rask3Kaprizov6Kaprizov9
Dumba3Brodin4Suter6
Kaprizov3Eriksson Ek4Brodin6

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