Things have not been going very well for the Wild lately, but things are REALLY not going well for fellow Central Division foe St. Louis.
The Blues got off to a slow start this year and fired former Wild coach Mike Yeo after compiling a 7-8-3 record in their first 18 games.
Things have only gotten worse since then. St. Louis is 3-6-1 since Yeo was dumped — including a 6-1 home loss to Vancouver on Sunday.
And during practice Monday, things seemed to have reach a boiling point when teammates Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford fought each other on the ice.
I mean, sometimes a scrap during a game can change momentum but when it's two teammates doing battle I'm pretty sure the net benefit is zero or less.
In case you're worried that news of a practice fight was overblown: there was video. They did, indeed, fight.
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