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Posted by: Jim Souhan under NHL news, Wild coaching, Wild management, Wild news Updated: January 31, 2012 - 10:38 PM

I like Mike Yeo. I'll take his side in his flare-up with Marek Zidlicky. I don't think he had much to do with his players choking against Nashville on Tuesday night,

I will take issue with this: He shouldn't have blamed the loss on his players being tired. The home team, playing with a big league, coming off the All-Star break, can't use that excuse.

Pressed on that matter, Yeo said that professional athletes, after a five-day break, are likely to be lacking in conditioning. I don't buy it. Hockey players who have been skating hard since last summer should benefit from a break, should come back with fresh legs.

Also, this is generally a young team. Fatigue should not be a factor with them.

Tuesday night, the Wild absolutely choked. No further explanation is needed.

 

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