What a brutal game to see in person.
1. The Wild suck right now and I'm not sure the entire problem is injuries. Even without Gaborik, Demitra, Walz, Boogaard and Foster they should be playing better than this. I counted 2 legit scoring chances at the game. 2.
2. From the "not exactly breaking news" department: Niklas Lidstrom is pretty good. After it was clear the Wild were not going to mount a serious attack I spent most of the game watching Lidstrom on the ice. The guy is awesome. His passes are always on the tape. His shots are always on net and hard. He is never out of position. If it's possible for him to be underrated, he is. Best player at this moment in the NHL.
I'm just fed up with my favorite squad now, and it's not going to get much better tonight in Dallas. They need a spark and they need it soon, we're falling in the Western Conference like a rock. Marian, where are you?