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bruce boudreau on new wild assistant bob woods: 'he gets me'


a year after many in the hockey world thought it would happen, bruce boudreau and bob woods have been reunited.woods, boudreau longtime confidante and friend, will be announced as scott stevens’ replacement as a wild assistant coach this morning. he’ll join john anderson, another of boudreau’s best friends, on the bench. darby hendrickson remains in his role as assistant coach, too.woods, 49, a former defenseman, was boudreau’s player assistant with the 1998-99 championship mississippi sea wolves team in the echl. after boudreau left for ahl lowell then manchester, woods stayed in biloxi to coach and be gm before joining boudreau in hershey as an assistant.they won the calder cup together their first year in 2005-06, then lost in the finals the next year. boudreau got “called up” to be the






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, crummy playoff coach.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs at home against the st. louis blues, likely on wednesday.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not easy to win,” s






boudreau: proof of success comes in the stanley cup playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach: can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs wednesday at home against the st. louis blues.boudreau vs. yeo: wild-st. louis playoff schedule and tv info“loo






bruce boudreau on new wild assistant bob woods: 'he gets me'


a year after many in the hockey world thought it would happen, bruce boudreau and bob woods have been reunited.woods, boudreau longtime confidante and friend, will be announced as scott stevens’ replacement as a wild assistant coach this morning. he’ll join john anderson, another of boudreau’s best friends, on the bench. darby hendrickson remains in his role as assistant coach, too.woods, 49, a former defenseman, was boudreau’s player assistant with the 1998-99 championship mississippi sea wolves team in the echl. after boudreau left for ahl lowell then manchester, woods stayed in biloxi to coach and be gm before joining boudreau in hershey as an assistant.they won the calder cup together their first year in 2005-06, then lost in the finals the next year. boudreau got “called up” to be the






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs at home against the st. louis blues, likely on wednesday.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not ea






nhl insider: boudreau sings praises of caps' ovechkin, backstrom


while it was tough on bruce boudreau earlier this season to return to anaheim for the first time since being fired, the wild coach still has a soft spot for the washington capitals.“i love that town,” he said of returning to the d.c. area last week with the wild. “i never would ever thought of it because it doesn’t have a state beside its name. d.c., right? but it’s the most lively, energetic city i’ve ever seen.”boudreau, elevated from hershey to washington during the 2007-08 season, won four division titles with the capitals and the jack adams award as coach of the year in 2008.“this was at the time the greatest place in the world for me,” boudreau said. “it was the first chance i got to coach in the nhl. [former gm] george mcphee treated me unbelievable. i’ll never forget it.”over the y






for wild's boudreau, proof is in the playoffs


like a dog when its owner returns from a long day of work, there’s a perception that follows bruce boudreau everywhere he goes: great regular-season coach, can’t get it done in the playoffs.boudreau coached the wild to its best regular season in history with 49 wins and 106 points and three points from the top spot in the western conference. the wild was the best offensive team in the west by a wide margin and one of the best defensive teams. it had the second-best goal differential in the nhl.fair or unfair, though, boudreau knows nothing short of a stanley cup — or a game 7 win or two — will change the opinion embedded into the minds of at least some.the wild opens the playoffs wednesday at home against the st. louis blues.“look it, i want to win as bad as anybody. it’s not easy to win,”






wild, boudreau battling fatigue factor


raleigh, n.c. – in the midst of a busy stretch of 20 games in the season’s final 35 days, bruce boudreau said he thinks the wild is cracking because of fatigue and lack of practice time.but, because the wild is showing so many lapses in its game, the coach decided to practice his team wednesday and scrap thursday’s morning skate in advance of its game against the carolina hurricanes instead.the wild had a warm-up and stretch at its hotel, and boudreau wanted players to stay in their room where they could “sort of focus more.”boudreau, like blue jackets coach john tortorella said earlier this season, said it’s not so much the ice time that fatigues players but the act of constantly going to the rink, changing clothes and putting on their equipment.“that’s the stuff, believe it or not, you s






playoff time means bruce boudreau is back, with another team


st. paul, minn. (ap) — another prosperous nhl regular season has ended for bruce boudreau. now with minnesota, and in his ninth trip to the playoffs, comes the hard part.one of the most unique characters to color the nhl coaching ranks and one of the game’s true player-friendly coaches, boudreau has the best regular season record of any of his current peers. no head coach in the history of the league who has lasted more than three years has a better points percentage than boudreau with his .658 mark from 458 wins, 217 regulation losses and 88 overtime or shootout losses.since he landed his first such nhl job early in the 2007-08 season with washington, boudreau has been to the playoffs every year but one. that was 2011-12, after he was hired by anaheim on the heels of his firing by the cap






boudreau weighs options after top assistant stevens resigns


one year after coming to the wild as bruce boudreau’s top assistant, scott stevens has stepped down, citing family reasons.the hall of fame defenseman, former devils captain and three-time stanley cup champion has a primary home in new jersey and his wife and two children back in the new york/new jersey area.“i just want to be closer,” he said. “that’s the toughest part of this job — moving away from your house and being away from family. i need them and they need me. when you’ve been in one spot for a long time, it’s a little tougher than you think to just get up and move. but i had nothing but a great experience in minnesota.”stevens, 53, informed boudreau of his decision before the team’s hockey operations meetings last week.“i said, ‘is it something we did?’ he said, ‘nope, nope, nope,






scoggins: coach boudreau's got nothing on chef boudreau


bruce boudreau managed to do the unthinkable. he turned a perpetually low-scoring hockey team into one of the nhl’s highest-scoring lineups.the wild finished the regular season with a franchise-record 266 goals, which helped the team earn a franchise-record 106 points and secure the no. 2 seed in the western conference playoffs.not bad, but that’s child’s play compared with what boudreau’s wife, crystal, accomplished. she taught the world’s worst cook how to bake something that tasted pretty darn incredible.not that i want to brag on myself or anything.the idea was to determine which feat was more impressive: coach boudreau’s impact on the wild or chef boudreau’s ability to prevent me from burning down the kitchen at her workplace, sur la table in woodbury.chef boudreau gets the nod becaus






'bored' boudreau still frustrated by wild's playoff collapse


bruce boudreau fell into the booth at tom reid’s hockey city pub on tuesday afternoon and almost seemed excited when his lunch mate’s digital recorder hit the table.“i’ve been bored out of my mind. it seems we last played a year ago,” the jovial coach said.boudreau’s successful first season behind the wild’s bench — minnesota set a franchise record with 49 victories and 106 points, the second most in the western conference — ended in utter disappointment with a five-game, first-round playoff exit to the st. louis blues a month ago.“it’s funny. i went to the office today and we’re all down there watching video because we’re all bored,” boudreau said. “i’ve been watching these playoff games a little more intently for whatever reason. as each passing game goes, i get madder because i believe






boudreau urging wild players to 'learn from your mistakes'


the thought might have been tempting for wild coach bruce boudreau.his team is in the middle of a slump, having lost eight of its past 10 games. after thursday's 3-1 loss to philadelphia, boudreau bemoaned his team's lack of energy and jump.so maybe he was tempted to take the video of that game and burn it, looking ahead rather that back. only one problem."by burning it, you're sort of trying to forget what happened," boudreau said friday. "i think you have to learn from your mistakes. we watched a lot of it today."know this: boudreau is tiring of the whole fatigue thing. he pushed back hard on that thursday. still, with back-to-back matinees scheduled for the weekend, starting with saturday's game with vancouver at xcel energy center, he had the players sit and watch a video double-featur






boudreau, a month after playoff exit, still laments wild's missed chances


bruce boudreau fell into the booth at tom reid’s hockey city pub on tuesday afternoon and almost seemed excited when his lunch mate’s digital recorder hit the table.“i’ve been bored out of my mind. it seems we last played a year ago,” the jovial coach said.boudreau’s successful first season behind the wild’s bench — minnesota set a franchise record with 49 victories and 106 points, the second most in the western conference — ended in utter disappointment with a five-game, first-round playoff exit to the st. louis blues a month ago.“it’s funny. i went to the office today and we’re all down there watching video because we’re all bored,” boudreau said. “i’ve been watching these playoff games a little more intently for whatever reason. as each passing game goes, i get madder because i believe






martin hanzal expected to miss last 2 games of road trip


good afternoon from kettler iceplex in arlington, va., the caps' practice facility where bruce boudreau used to spend a lot of his days.after yesterday's loss, boudreau asked his leadership corps if the wild minded switching off-days and practicing today rather than friday. the reason? two-fold: 1) with a winter storm headed to d.c., boudreau was worried tuesday's morning skate could be scrapped; 2) the wild has only had two practices since the bye and boudreau wanted the goalies to get reps and to reinforce a bunch of stuff.the leaders were fine with it, so here they were.same lines in practice, but i hear tyler graovac will be recalled with martin hanzal expected to miss the rest of the road trip -- final two games -- with the flu.boudreau had a good chat with devan dubnyk this morning a






bob woods announced as new wild assistant coach


chicago – one year after bruce boudreau hired john anderson to coach alongside one of his best friends for the first time, the wild coach will reunite with another longtime confidant.the wild made the hiring of bob woods as assistant coach official saturday.this is the fourth time the two men will coach together. not only was woods boudreau’s player-assistant once upon a time for the mississippi sea wolves, woods was boudreau’s assistant with the hershey bears, washington capitals and anaheim ducks. woods was considered last year’s front-runner to coach the wild’s defense until hall of famer scott stevens expressed an interest to coach.stevens has since stepped down.“he’ll push me and i’ll push him,” boudreau said of woods, a former defenseman and member of the echl hall of fame. “he knows






losing streak ends -- and sense of normalcy returns to wild


for the first time in a long while, a wild practice was uneventful.there were no new injuries, no forwards playing defense and no lineup changes from master shuffler bruce boudreau.in the red sweaters was the eric staal line with, shockingly, the same wingers that started and finished tuesday’s game against san jose. same thing for mikko koivu’s line in gray, martin hanzal’s line in yellow, erik haula’s line in white.consistency and tranquillity … for a welcomed change.“it was an anomaly,” deadpanned the wild coach.this is what typically happens after a victory. and one day after the wild’s second win in nine games, boudreau kept everything status quo for thursday’s game against philadelphia.“obviously success will be the difference of whether they stay the same or they don’t,” boudreau sa






granlund's streak of games played ends at 199


glendale, ariz. – instead of resting one of his older forwards after sitting mikko koivu two nights earlier in denver, wild coach bruce boudreau gave mikael granlund the night off during saturday’s regular-season finale at arizona.the scratch ended granlund’s consecutive games streak at 199 games and prevented him from becoming the first wild player since 2009-10 from reaching 70 points.but boudreau didn’t want to risk the health of his leading scorer with the playoffs on the horizon.defenseman jared spurgeon also missed a second game in a row because of a lower-body injury. spurgeon could have played, but boudreau didn’t want him to risk aggravating the injury.“i told him, ‘you’re the only guy i know that could miss a couple games and it’s not going to hurt your timing or anything else,’ 






boudreau seeks peak effort for game 5 against blues


by the time the wild’s plane landed thursday, coach bruce boudreau wasn’t particularly interested in rehashing his team’s game 4 victory over st. louis. he already was looking ahead to saturday’s game 5.wednesday’s 2-0 triumph was only a tiny step, one that turned a 3-0 series deficit into a 3-1 hole. and simply matching that effort in game 5, boudreau said, won’t cut it. after giving his players a day off thursday, he expects them to be ready to make further progress when the series resumes saturday at xcel energy center.“our message is, we have to play better if we want to win the next game,” boudreau said. “it’s pretty simple. if you stay status quo, people pass you by. that’s why [the stanley cup] is so hard to win; you’ve got to be at the top of your game for as many as 28 games after






wild's top assistant scott stevens resigns


one year after coming to the wild as bruce boudreau's top assistant, scott stevens has stepped down, citing family reasons.the hall of fame defenseman, former devils captain and three-time stanley cup champion has a primary home in new jersey and his wife and two children back in the new york/new jersey area."i just want to be closer," he said. "that's the toughest part of this job — moving away from your house and being away from family. i need them and they need me. when you've been in one spot for a long time, it's a little tougher than you think to just get up and move. but i had nothing but a great experience in minnesota."stevens, 53, informed boudreau of his decision before the team's hockey operations meetings last week."i said, 'is it something we did?' he said, 'nope, nope, nope,






wild's desired matchups don't happen because of hanzal's illness


chicago – two hours before sunday’s 4-2 loss to the chicago blackhawks, bruce boudreau acknowledged that one reason the wild acquired center martin hanzal was in response to jonathan toews lighting minnesota up in the previous two meetings.toews, the third player to ever have five points in a game against the wild, also scored an overtime winner against minnesota in two blackhawks victories in february.boudreau talked about how well the wild was playing before hanzal arrived and said he truly felt it was a better team with him.as boudreau talked, hanzal was leaving united center in a suit and heading to the airport to fly back to minnesota. hanzal became the latest wild player to be struck by a virus crawling through the team.his status for tuesday’s game in washington is uncertain.boudrea






boudreau tests wild's line options at practice


for tuesday’s practice at xcel energy center, wild coach bruce boudreau radically shook up his lines.or did he?with his team down 3-0 to the st. louis blues in the first-round playoff series, boudreau spent practice focusing his team on getting to the net. new lines were: eric staal centering charlie coyle and mikael granlund; mikko koivu centering nino niederreiter and zach parise; martin hanzal centering jason zucker and jason pominville; and joel eriksson ek centering chris stewart and ryan white, with jordan schroeder also skating with that line.“those are power-play units,” boudreau said. “so i just kept them in the same color because we weren’t doing anything exceptional except going to the net. those aren’t necessarily the lines that are going to be playing [wednesday].”but players






wild gets a day of rest as a stress reliever


on a glorious monday in the twin cities, wild coach bruce boudreau hoped his players were on the golf course. or taking their kids to the park. or going out to lunch, or playing video games, or seeing a movie.in short, boudreau wanted them to do anything other than obsess over the herculean task they face in their first-round playoff series against st. louis. the wild returned to the twin cities after sunday’s 3-1 loss, which plunged it into a 3-0 hole in the best-of-seven series. with two days before wednesday’s game 4 in st. louis, boudreau decided to give the players monday off before resuming practice tuesday.the coach declared it a “mental health day’’ for a team looking to shake the recurring nightmare of blues goalie jake allen, the st. louis defense and its own inability to score.






zach parise likely to miss one wild game after scary eye injury


like everyone else at xcel energy center, wild coach bruce boudreau was horrified to see zach parise crumple to the ice tuesday after taking a high stick to the eye. a day later, boudreau felt a wave of relief when he learned parise was not seriously injured.the coach said parise was bruised and sore after the incident, which happened during the first period of the wild’s 5-4 overtime loss to washington. the winger isn’t likely to play in thursday’s home game against ottawa, but boudreau doesn’t expect him to be out long. parise was hurt when the capitals’ tom wilson accidentally stuck him in the eye; as he fell, he compounded the injury when he struck his head on jay beagle’s leg.“his eye looks pretty black and blue, but he can see, and he’s fine as far as that goes,” boudreau said wednes






good news for wild: no changes at practice, for a change


not much happened down at xcel energy center wednesday morning, which for your sake could be a good thing as the wild looks for its first winning streak since feb. 27-28 thursday against the philadelphia flyers.following a win over san jose to snap a five-game losing streak, all lines and defense pairs were status quo for a change today.“it was an anomaly,” deadpanned wild coach bruce boudreau.after a month of scrambling lines and lineups and positions, nothing changed today.“obviously success will be the difference of whether they stay the same or they don’t,”  boudreau said after the wild’s fifth practice all month. “that’s why mikko’s line has been the same since november. they’ve had success and they found a chemistry.”so,coyle-staal-parisezucker-koivu-granlundniederreiter-hanzal-pomin






boudreau tests wild's line options at practice


for tuesday's practice at xcel energy center, wild coach bruce boudreau radically shook up his lines.or did he?with his team down 3-0 to the st. louis blues in the first-round playoff series, boudreau spent practice focusing his team on getting to the net. new lines were: eric staal centering charlie coyle and mikael granlund; mikko koivu centering nino niederreiter and zach parise; martin hanzal centering jason zucker and jason pominville; and joel eriksson ek centering chris stewart and ryan white, with jordan schroeder also skating with that line."those are power-play units," boudreau said. "so i just kept them in the same color because we weren't doing anything exceptional except going to the net. those aren't necessarily the lines that are going to be playing [wednesday]."but players






wild and coach bruce boudreau endure a quiet two days of nhl draft


chicago – as bruce boudreau sat at the draft table “bored out of his mind,” according to general manager chuck fletcher, on friday night, the wild coach fired off a text message to someone asking, “is no one making any moves?”a couple of trades trickled in late, but boudreau is a hockey nut. so he, too, had hoped to witness a couple of league-shaking trades, even from his own wild.but alas, none from the wild came, even on the second day of the nhl draft that was spent saturday with boudreau … at the airport, then in the sky.“nothing’s happening,” boudreau said, laughing, before boarding a flight to minnesota. “you’d love it this time of year. it creates excitement for the fans, for us — me included. we all love moves. but you don’t want to cut your nose to spite your face. if it’s not the






souhan: three losses in, it's time: show us something, wild


st. louis – the veteran coach, bruce boudreau, cut off questions at his news conference and stormed away.the franchise player, zach parise, refused to show up in the locker room to do interviews.three games into the playoffs, the best regular-season team in wild history is winless and clueless, and the coach is selling the notion that his players should treat wednesday’s game 4 as if it were a game 7.boudreau is 1-7 in game 7s. he might as well try selling humidity to missourians.“we gotta look at it like it’s a game 7 on wednesday and not worry about the series at all,’’ boudreau said.it has come to this for what was the best team in the western conference for much of the season: treating game 4 as if it is a game 7 and treating miscellaneous statistics as if they justify a 3-0 deficit in






dubnyk, variety of scorers lead wild over avalanche


before sunday’s game against colorado, wild coach bruce boudreau was in no mood to sugarcoat his feelings. still smarting from a shutout loss at nashville on saturday — one he said left him with “a lot to be disappointed in” — he spoke bluntly about the wild’s need to get moving in the right direction as the playoffs approach.“we’ve got to go out there and win a game,” he said. “if we’re not ready to play, then we’re in trouble.”this time, the wild didn’t leave boudreau wanting. it beat the avalanche 5-2 at xcel energy center, getting goals from five players and 30 saves from devan dubnyk.the wild got the swift start boudreau wanted to see, riding a crisp, assertive offense and sound team defense to a 3-1 first-period lead on goals from martin hanzal, jared spurgeon and erik haula. zach pa






souhan: with 1-7 record in game 7s, boudreau has earned doubts


minnesotans have been polite to bruce boudreau. he came to town after being fired for being upset in the playoffs and for his history of being upset in the playoffs. he said anything can happen in game 7 and we nodded. you betcha. that makes sense.now that the playoffs are starting and the wild has closed its best-ever regular season it’s time to stop nodding and start applying logic. boudreau should be judged on his playoff record here and his playoff record during his career.the notion that a bad bounce or one bad goalie performance can beat you in a game 7 is true but limited. boudreau usually has had the superior team and home-ice advantage when he has lost a game 7. he is 1-7 in game 7s. he is 1-7 in game 7s at home.bad luck? maybe within each game 7 loss that is true. the rest of the






souhan: three losses in, it's time: show us something, wild


st. louis – the veteran coach, bruce boudreau, cut off questions at his news conference and stormed away.the franchise player, zach parise, didn’t speak in the locker room.three games into the playoffs, the best regular-season team in wild history is winless and clueless, and the coach is selling the notion that his players should treat wednesday’s game 4 as if it were a game 7.boudreau is 1-7 in game 7s. he might as well try selling humidity to missourians.“we gotta look at it like it’s a game 7 on wednesday and not worry about the series at all,’’ boudreau said.it has come to this for what was the best team in the western conference for much of the season: treating game 4 as if it’s a game 7 and treating miscellaneous statistics as if they validate a 3-0 deficit in the first round agains






souhan: three losses in, it's time: show us something, wild


st. louis – the veteran coach, bruce boudreau, cut off questions at his news conference and stormed away.the franchise player, zach parise, didn’t speak in the locker room.three games into the playoffs, the best regular-season team in wild history is winless and clueless, and the coach is selling the notion that his players should treat wednesday’s game 4 as if it were a game 7.boudreau is 1-7 in game 7s. he might as well try selling humidity to missourians.“we gotta look at it like it’s a game 7 on wednesday and not worry about the series at all,’’ boudreau said.it has come to this for what was the best team in the western conference for much of the season: treating game 4 as if it’s a game 7 and treating miscellaneous statistics as if they validate a 3-0 deficit in the first round agains






wild and coach bruce boudreau endure a quiet two days of nhl draft


chicago – as bruce boudreau sat at the draft table “bored out of his mind,” according to general manager chuck fletcher, on friday night, the wild coach fired off a text message to someone asking, “is no one making any moves?”a couple of trades trickled in late, but boudreau is a hockey nut. so he too, had hoped to witness a couple of league-shaking trades, even from his own wild.but alas, none from the wild came, even on the second day of the nhl draft that was spent saturday with boudreau … at the airport, then in the sky.“nothing’s happening,” boudreau said, laughing, before boarding a flight to minnesota. “you’d love it this time of year. it creates excitement for the fans, for us — me included. we all love moves. but you don’t want to cut your nose to spite your face. if it’s not ther






with dumba ill, wild recalls olofsson from iowa of ahl


with christian folin sidelined for at least three weeks because of an arm injury, wild coach bruce boudreau expected the team would recall a defenseman from its ahl affiliate in iowa. the wild will begin an eight-day, five-game road trip thursday, and with only six healthy defensemen on the roster, boudreau figured a reinforcement would be on the way.he needed one sooner than he thought. the already depleted group was reduced further tuesday, when matt dumba became ill and was unable to play against st. louis. defenseman gustav olofsson was recalled tuesday afternoon and played in place of dumba, while nate prosser took folin’s spot in the lineup.folin injured his right arm in sunday’s 3-1 victory over san jose. the team will miss him, boudreau said, but it can’t dwell on his absence.“he’s






with dumba ill, wild recalls olofsson from iowa of ahl


with christian folin sidelined for at least three weeks because of an arm injury, wild coach bruce boudreau expected the team would recall a defenseman from its ahl affiliate in iowa. the wild will begin an eight-day, five-game road trip thursday, and with only six healthy defensemen on the roster, boudreau figured a reinforcement would be on the way.he needed one sooner than he thought. the already depleted group was reduced further tuesday, when matt dumba became ill and was unable to play against st. louis. defenseman gustav olofsson was recalled tuesday afternoon and played in place of dumba, while nate prosser took folin’s spot in the lineup.folin injured his right arm in sunday’s 3-1 victory over san jose. the team will miss him, boudreau said, but it can’t dwell on his absence.“he’s






boudreau lets loose on officials after wild loses 1-0 at columbus


columbus, ohio – after a competitive clash between two of the best teams in the western and eastern conferences on thursday night, bruce boudreau’s face was beet red, and it wasn’t regarding the wild’s play during a 1-0 loss to the columbus blue jackets.the wild coach did what he rarely does: let loose about the officiating, as well as a wild goal that was overturned by the nhl’s situation room.a fuming boudreau said it was a “game where two teams worked their butts off that are two of the top teams in the league, and you end up losing on bad calls.”the wild’s fourth 1-0 loss of the season was made more frustrating by erik haula having a second-period goal overturned.after haula crashed the net to get to marco scandella’s rebound, haula kicked the puck with his right skate and it ricochete






roe v. wade is a 'jealous god' that demands blood and generates rage


is there a constitutional principle so sacrosanct that it can abide no exceptions? perhaps the first amendment? nope. courts have placed reasonable restrictions on free speech and the practice of religion. you can’t libel someone, nor can you sacrifice live animals. the second amendment? no again, as any number of gun laws attest. one can find reasonable exceptions to just about every constitutional principle.but 43 years ago, trawling through the penumbra and emanations of the constitution, justice harry blackmun found an inviolable right that had somehow evaded the founding fathers: the right to kill a child in utero—mere inches from being fully born, even—for any reason or no reason. read roe v. wade some time; you’ll see it’s a conclusion in search of reasons, an exercise in “raw judic