By Michael Russo
Good day. Not too much went on in practice today. Dominic Moore is still out with an abdominal strain, Doug Risebrough was on the run back to Orange County to scout Ducks-Red Wings.
In tomorrow’s paper, I’ve decided, perhaps, to anger the blogging, message boarding masses out there and do a glowing Martin Skoula article.
Jacques Lemaire absolutely adores the guy who seems to get under the skin of several Wild fans.
No doubt he’s had a couple mental mishaps, especially last December, but Skoula’s been absolutely terrific the last four games and is a big part of why the Wild has given up a league-low FOUR goals in FIVE GAMES or 23 FEWER than 1-5 Los Angeles, tomorrow’s opponent.
Jacques’ comments are interesting. He has so much confidence in Skoula, he basically said he feels there are times where Skoula single-handedly ruins opposing forechecks.
That’s it. Only bit of news is Risebrough said the Wild is actively talking to communities around the Twin Cities about a potential practice facility. He says it’s two years off and it’ll depend on the community whether the Wild builds one or renovates an existing ice house.
OK, SoCal is screaming my name: “Ruuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssooooooooooo!”