Ok, we're almost at October 11th, right? Well, maybe not. Until then I'd like to present my list of the TOP 10 WILD PLAYERS EVER. Starting at #10, each day I'll post a bit about that player and, as an added bonus, include my Top 10 beers. Here is number 10:
10. Manny Fernandez ~ expectations were sky high for Manny when he was brought over from Dallas, but sure enough Manny started being Manny and shared several injury-ridden seasons with first Jamie McClennan, then Dwayne Roloson and finally Nik Backstrom. He was forever pissed off and thought a bit too highly of his abilities, coming across as the guy who thinks the company wouldn't run without him. Having said that, he's arguably the greatest netminder in Minnesota Wild history (real short list mind you), and I'll always remember him for his stellar play in the 2003 playoffs against Colorado and Vancouver.
Beer #10: Summit Extra Pale Ale ~ locally brewed just down the highway from the X, this is a fine brew that I enjoy whenever I'm out for happy hour. Goes great with stale, bar-popped popcorn and sure as shit gives me a headache every time I drink it.
Tomorrow: Number 9 is revealed.