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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/3/2017 3:57:57 PM   
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I think Culley is still making up his mind. And yes, Reilly is getting precariously close to bust status.

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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/3/2017 5:31:26 PM   
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So now Prosser is officially gone. He will reunite with Mike Yeo on the Blues. Nate's a good dude, has a great attitude and works his ass off. Those were the reasons it was hard to get too irritated when he took ice time from players who were clearly better than he was. I wish him well.

Suter / Spurgeon
Brodin / Dumbo
Quincy / and the winner of Olafsson / Reilley / maybe even Seeler.


Olly made a good impression last year (on me).

Brodin and Dumbo, yikes! Wish we had moved at least one of them.

< Message edited by kevinemmer -- 8/3/2017 5:32:57 PM >
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/3/2017 5:56:24 PM   
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So now Prosser is officially gone. He will reunite with Mike Yeo on the Blues. Nate's a good dude, has a great attitude and works his ass off. Those were the reasons it was hard to get too irritated when he took ice time from players who were clearly better than he was. I wish him well.

Suter / Spurgeon
Brodin / Dumbo
Quincy / and the winner of Olafsson / Reilley / maybe even Seeler.


Olly made a good impression last year (on me).

Brodin and Dumbo, yikes! Wish we had moved at least one of them.


I see Seeler as the new Prosser type of team guy doing all the little things, but not the most talented.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/3/2017 11:36:53 PM   
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So now Prosser is officially gone. He will reunite with Mike Yeo on the Blues. Nate's a good dude, has a great attitude and works his ass off. Those were the reasons it was hard to get too irritated when he took ice time from players who were clearly better than he was. I wish him well.

Suter / Spurgeon
Brodin / Dumbo
Quincy / and the winner of Olafsson / Reilley / maybe even Seeler.

Prosser ... very good dude.
Kind of guy they usually find a job for, when he's done.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/4/2017 7:39:31 AM   
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So now Prosser is officially gone. He will reunite with Mike Yeo on the Blues. Nate's a good dude, has a great attitude and works his ass off. Those were the reasons it was hard to get too irritated when he took ice time from players who were clearly better than he was. I wish him well.

Suter / Spurgeon
Brodin / Dumbo
Quincy / and the winner of Olafsson / Reilley / maybe even Seeler.

He was always willing to help out a teammate by getting his ass kicked.

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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/4/2017 8:47:23 AM   
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Yep, he was not a fighter by any stretch of the imagination, but he never hesitated to jump in to protect a teammate.

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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/4/2017 7:13:35 PM   
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Yep, he was not a fighter by any stretch of the imagination, but he never hesitated to jump in to protect a teammate.

That's a highly underrated and underpaid part of some guys' jobs.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/13/2017 11:15:43 AM   
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HOLY SHIT

https://www.facebook.com/startribunesports/videos/10155528305147910/


Hamline just picked up one great new home rink
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/14/2017 4:12:08 PM   
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Tell them to win a Cup and get back to me.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/14/2017 4:37:44 PM   
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Does the Wild own the rink or is it rented to both (Hamline and the Wild)?

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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/14/2017 6:01:52 PM   
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Does the Wild own the rink or is it rented to both (Hamline and the Wild)?

I'm not positive, but I believe the Wild bought the building and are rebuilding to suit their needs.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/14/2017 6:16:51 PM   
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The Minnesota Wild will be practicing their slap shots on the top floor of St. Paul’s former Macy’s department store by next fall.

Project developer Go Wild LLC announced Thursday that the Wild have signed a lease for a practice facility to be built inside the former retail property. The St. Paul Port Authority and Minneapolis-based Hempel Cos. are partners in the development company.

The Wild’s facilities will include a rooftop practice rink and a 65,000-square-foot training facility to be built two floors below grade, Hempel principal Randy McKay said during a Thursday conference call.

The rink — which will be used for Wild practices and for public ice time — will take up about 40,000 square feet on the roof of the five-story building, which is now named the Wabasha Center. The rink will be fully enclosed in space previously used for parking. The team will get to the rink via two private elevators.

The lease deal has been in the works since early this year, said Go Wild LLC spokesman Blois Olson, though the team’s interest in having a facility in the building goes back to 2015.

Port President Lee Krueger said during the conference call that the training facility will be the first in the National Hockey League to be built into a “retrofit building.” He said the development team spent significant time with Wild executives to make sure the engineering going into the entire $63 million project was adequate for the team’s facility.

“We wanted to make sure the Wild were comfortable with the structural integrity of the building,” Krueger said.

The 529,053-square-foot former Macy’s at 396 Wabasha St. is to be renovated and redeveloped into a mix of new medial office, office and retail uses, as well as the Wild practice facility and the rink. Walgreen’s has also committed to leasing in the building, Olson said. The pharmacy will occupy 23,000 square feet.

When the project is complete, Wabasha Center will offer 120,000 square feet of leasable space and 800 parking stalls, McKay said.

The NHL-standard ice rink will be available to rent to area hockey teams, figure skaters and groups when not being used by the Wild. It will be open 365 days a year, said Jamie Spencer, the Wild’s vice president of business development. The Wild’s parent company will manage the facility through its St. Paul Arena Cos. subsidiary, he said.

Wild owner Craig Leopold said the practice facility is important to the team. The Wild play home games at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.

“A dedicated practice facility is a critical component to our team’s success, and will play a significant role in revitalizing an important asset in our city while also helping to grow the great sport of hockey,” Leopold said in the announcement.

Minneapolis-based RJM Construction has started work on the project. Interior demolition and asbestos abatement was completed last summer. The project is expected to finish in fall 2017. McKay said construction workers will begin opening up the Wabasha Street side of the building in the coming weeks. The new façade will be largely glass, he said.

The Wabasha Center name likely will not be a permanent feature of the building. Krueger said the development team is looking to sell naming rights to the building.

The Port Authority started a redevelopment push for the former Macy’s building in 2014. The store closed in 2013. Hempel came on board as the development’s majority owner in April after the Port Authority and Excelsior-based Oppidan parted ways.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/15/2017 11:22:58 AM   
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The Minnesota Wild will be practicing their slap shots on the top floor of St. Paul’s former Macy’s department store by next fall.

Project developer Go Wild LLC announced Thursday that the Wild have signed a lease for a practice facility to be built inside the former retail property. The St. Paul Port Authority and Minneapolis-based Hempel Cos. are partners in the development company.

The Wild’s facilities will include a rooftop practice rink and a 65,000-square-foot training facility to be built two floors below grade, Hempel principal Randy McKay said during a Thursday conference call.

The rink — which will be used for Wild practices and for public ice time — will take up about 40,000 square feet on the roof of the five-story building, which is now named the Wabasha Center. The rink will be fully enclosed in space previously used for parking. The team will get to the rink via two private elevators.

The lease deal has been in the works since early this year, said Go Wild LLC spokesman Blois Olson, though the team’s interest in having a facility in the building goes back to 2015.

Port President Lee Krueger said during the conference call that the training facility will be the first in the National Hockey League to be built into a “retrofit building.” He said the development team spent significant time with Wild executives to make sure the engineering going into the entire $63 million project was adequate for the team’s facility.

“We wanted to make sure the Wild were comfortable with the structural integrity of the building,” Krueger said.

The 529,053-square-foot former Macy’s at 396 Wabasha St. is to be renovated and redeveloped into a mix of new medial office, office and retail uses, as well as the Wild practice facility and the rink. Walgreen’s has also committed to leasing in the building, Olson said. The pharmacy will occupy 23,000 square feet.

When the project is complete, Wabasha Center will offer 120,000 square feet of leasable space and 800 parking stalls, McKay said.

The NHL-standard ice rink will be available to rent to area hockey teams, figure skaters and groups when not being used by the Wild. It will be open 365 days a year, said Jamie Spencer, the Wild’s vice president of business development. The Wild’s parent company will manage the facility through its St. Paul Arena Cos. subsidiary, he said.

Wild owner Craig Leopold said the practice facility is important to the team. The Wild play home games at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.

“A dedicated practice facility is a critical component to our team’s success, and will play a significant role in revitalizing an important asset in our city while also helping to grow the great sport of hockey,” Leopold said in the announcement.

Minneapolis-based RJM Construction has started work on the project. Interior demolition and asbestos abatement was completed last summer. The project is expected to finish in fall 2017. McKay said construction workers will begin opening up the Wabasha Street side of the building in the coming weeks. The new façade will be largely glass, he said.

The Wabasha Center name likely will not be a permanent feature of the building. Krueger said the development team is looking to sell naming rights to the building.

The Port Authority started a redevelopment push for the former Macy’s building in 2014. The store closed in 2013. Hempel came on board as the development’s majority owner in April after the Port Authority and Excelsior-based Oppidan parted ways.



My office "space" looks directly down and across at this. Thought I might be able to watch practice once it was all done, but they've made the glass façade highly reflective so you can't see inside.

Still, a damn nicer sight to look at than that decrepit old Macy's building and you certainly can't argue what the Xcel and hockey team have done to revitalize a big part of downtown St. Paul over the last 15-20 years. Seeing it continuing in Lowertown with CHS Field as well. Now they just need to work on the "leftover" area in the middle...
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/15/2017 11:39:21 AM   
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Very cool Chris
Let us know how its progressing.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/15/2017 6:54:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Corleone

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ORIGINAL: SoMnFan

The Minnesota Wild will be practicing their slap shots on the top floor of St. Paul’s former Macy’s department store by next fall.

Project developer Go Wild LLC announced Thursday that the Wild have signed a lease for a practice facility to be built inside the former retail property. The St. Paul Port Authority and Minneapolis-based Hempel Cos. are partners in the development company.

The Wild’s facilities will include a rooftop practice rink and a 65,000-square-foot training facility to be built two floors below grade, Hempel principal Randy McKay said during a Thursday conference call.

The rink — which will be used for Wild practices and for public ice time — will take up about 40,000 square feet on the roof of the five-story building, which is now named the Wabasha Center. The rink will be fully enclosed in space previously used for parking. The team will get to the rink via two private elevators.

The lease deal has been in the works since early this year, said Go Wild LLC spokesman Blois Olson, though the team’s interest in having a facility in the building goes back to 2015.

Port President Lee Krueger said during the conference call that the training facility will be the first in the National Hockey League to be built into a “retrofit building.” He said the development team spent significant time with Wild executives to make sure the engineering going into the entire $63 million project was adequate for the team’s facility.

“We wanted to make sure the Wild were comfortable with the structural integrity of the building,” Krueger said.

The 529,053-square-foot former Macy’s at 396 Wabasha St. is to be renovated and redeveloped into a mix of new medial office, office and retail uses, as well as the Wild practice facility and the rink. Walgreen’s has also committed to leasing in the building, Olson said. The pharmacy will occupy 23,000 square feet.

When the project is complete, Wabasha Center will offer 120,000 square feet of leasable space and 800 parking stalls, McKay said.

The NHL-standard ice rink will be available to rent to area hockey teams, figure skaters and groups when not being used by the Wild. It will be open 365 days a year, said Jamie Spencer, the Wild’s vice president of business development. The Wild’s parent company will manage the facility through its St. Paul Arena Cos. subsidiary, he said.

Wild owner Craig Leopold said the practice facility is important to the team. The Wild play home games at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.

“A dedicated practice facility is a critical component to our team’s success, and will play a significant role in revitalizing an important asset in our city while also helping to grow the great sport of hockey,” Leopold said in the announcement.

Minneapolis-based RJM Construction has started work on the project. Interior demolition and asbestos abatement was completed last summer. The project is expected to finish in fall 2017. McKay said construction workers will begin opening up the Wabasha Street side of the building in the coming weeks. The new façade will be largely glass, he said.

The Wabasha Center name likely will not be a permanent feature of the building. Krueger said the development team is looking to sell naming rights to the building.

The Port Authority started a redevelopment push for the former Macy’s building in 2014. The store closed in 2013. Hempel came on board as the development’s majority owner in April after the Port Authority and Excelsior-based Oppidan parted ways.



My office "space" looks directly down and across at this. Thought I might be able to watch practice once it was all done, but they've made the glass façade highly reflective so you can't see inside.

Still, a damn nicer sight to look at than that decrepit old Macy's building and you certainly can't argue what the Xcel and hockey team have done to revitalize a big part of downtown St. Paul over the last 15-20 years. Seeing it continuing in Lowertown with CHS Field as well. Now they just need to work on the "leftover" area in the middle...


I 100% agree. I worked downtown St. Paul during the construction of the Exel Energy rink and shortly afterwards. Nice to see St. Paul continuing to build.

FYI - Not a big fan of downtown Mpls but LOVE St. Paul.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/16/2017 2:21:12 PM   
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Cullen decided 1 more year and will sign with us for 1 mill and a possible 700K in incentives. Not a bad signing at all but lets be honest. Our success this year will not hinge on a 41 YO Cullen.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/16/2017 2:54:49 PM   
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Cullen decided 1 more year and will sign with us for 1 mill and a possible 700K in incentives. Not a bad signing at all but lets be honest. Our success this year will not hinge on a 41 YO Cullen.


If it does, we better blow this thing up at end of the season!

But, I agree that it's a good signing and one I was hoping for all along.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/16/2017 3:10:51 PM   
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Cullen decided 1 more year and will sign with us for 1 mill and a possible 700K in incentives. Not a bad signing at all but lets be honest. Our success this year will not hinge on a 41 YO Cullen.

LOVE that he's with us.
And also do not plan on him being the reason we do or don't make big things happen.
His impact on the Penguins was tenfold what his impact will be on us, imo.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/17/2017 11:07:51 AM   
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Cullen decided 1 more year and will sign with us for 1 mill and a possible 700K in incentives. Not a bad signing at all but lets be honest. Our success this year will not hinge on a 41 YO Cullen.

LOVE that he's with us.
And also do not plan on him being the reason we do or don't make big things happen.
His impact on the Penguins was tenfold what his impact will be on us, imo.


I love it too.

Solid player, very good leader, great example for team to follow.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:31:17 PM   
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So here are Russo's lines

Forwards
Left wing Center Right wing

Nino Niederreiter ($5.25M) Eric Staal ($3.5M) Zach Parise ($7.538+M)
Jason Zucker ($2M) Mikko Koivu ($6.75M) Mikael Granlund ($5.75M)
Marcus Foligno (RFA) Joel Eriksson Ek (894+K) Charlie Coyle ($3.2M)
Tyler Ennis ($4.6M) Matt Cullen ($1M) Chris Stewart ($1.15M)

Defensemen
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan Suter ($7.538+M) Jared Spurgeon ($5.187M)
Jonas Brodin ($4.166+M) Matt Dumba ($2.55M)
Gustav Olofsson (725K) Kyle Quincey ($1.25M)
Mike Reilly (725K)
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:34:27 PM   
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I hope Ek makes the team. Liking Coyle at wing.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:34:36 PM   
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Nice looking lineup
Nice

That's about all I got
Could they contend?
Could, I suppose.
Does it get me excited? Not really, at this point.
I'm still not a Dubnyk disciple.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:37:13 PM   
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Agreed man. Should be a nice regular season team. Will rack a decent amount of points. Get bounced fairly early in the playoffs.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:41:06 PM   
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Lou Nanne has said every postseason the team plays pretty good but the other team always wins the goalie battle. Dubs will never get us a Cup. We need to do something like the kings did last year acquiring Ben Bishop.
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RE: 2017 Postmortem & Off season - 8/22/2017 3:42:36 PM   
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Two great posts
Nice team
Not enough currently
We are counting on a backup tender
Get a real one and I'm in
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