Wild players offered the usual pledges to put another painful loss behind them and scavenge for points in a schedule that has dwindled to 18 games. But job security is at the forefront now. Tuesday was the last game before Thursday's trade deadline, and the loss gives general manager Doug Risebrough more political cover to jettison veterans without sacrificing a potential playoff run. "I don't think anyone is untouchable in our room," Walz said. "Doug is going to do what he has to do to make the team better."I'm no longer hoping for a playoff run. They don't belong there this season.
08 March 2006
And maybe out. After carrying a 2-0 lead into the 3rd period, the Wild gagged it away in OT, losing 3-2 to the Kings.