Did You Ever Get A Feeling Of Dread?
Posted by Dan Shrader on Monday, January 16, 2012
I read the news today, oh boy...
If there's one thing about how the roster had been constructed that had become evident in the last few years, it was that Mikko Koivu has become the engine that drives the vehicle, the straw that stirs the drink, the *insert cliche here*.
Basically, he's the spine, the backbone. And as we've seen when he's on the shelf with injury, well...
Yeah...you get the point.
So here we are, at the newest, most pucker-inducing section of the season; The Wild cling (maybe an understatement) to the last playoff spot in the West, having participated in what could be one of the most unbelievable collapses in NHL history- I believe, according to Elias Sports Bureau (I wonder if they are the same guys who own some of the Big Boy Franchises) no team that was in first place in the league at December 17th had missed the playoffs. Yet, here we are- in 8th place, a team struggling to find their identity again, and looking at a stretch of time without their proverbial spine.
This can't end well, can it?