Watched the Wild at 3 AM on my DVR. Don’t ask me why I was up, I was just glad to have something to do at that hour. Here are some quick, random thoughts on the game: Continue reading
The Wild made some roster-trimming moves today. Nothing that was amazingly earth-shattering, but there are some nuggets involved that are mildly enlightening, both in terms of the players that are gone as well as those who are still around.
First, the hard facts: The Wild sent Brett Bulmer, Tyler Graovac and Guillaume Gelinas to Iowa, waived Justin Falk, Jonathan Blum and Joel Rechlicz, and sent goaltender Brandon Whitney back to juniors in Victoriaville in the QMJHL.
No surprises among the three players outrighted to Iowa. Gelinas fits the mold of a pure AHL defender. He’s mobile and scored a ton in the QMJHL (albeit in an overage year), but he’s smallish to tiny for a defenseman, and probably doesn’t have everything you need to compete at the top level. In terms of a comparable in Wild history, think Maxime Noreau, which is…not good. Continue reading