Yeo On Pominville; Wild Lineup

Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo spoke to the media prior to tonight’s contest with the San Jose Sharks and shared his thoughts about the team’s acquisition of Jason Pominville.

“Speed, skill, competitiveness and as much as anything else this is a quality person,” Yeo said.

Yeo said that the team is going to try to get the forward into Los Angeles for tomorrow night’s game against the Kings.

“He seems extremely excited to join this group,” Yeo said. “To be a part of what, we think, can be a great year.”

If Pominville is available tomorrow night, Yeo said that he’d be slotted onto the top line with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise. Tonight, winger Torrey Mitchell will be slotted with Koivu and Parise. The forward is on a three-game point streak and playing in San Jose for the first time since signing with the Wild as a free agent on July 1.

Charlie Coyle will start the game at center, on the third line, likely with Cal Clutterbuck and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Kyle Brodziak will be between Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi. Nate Prosser will skate at forward with Mike Rupp and Zenon Konopka. Defenseman Justin Falk will be back on the blue line and replaces Brett Clark.

Goaltender Darcy Kuemper was recalled today and just arrived at the arena.

The game has a 9:30 p.m. State of Hockey start time. If you’re up late, follow @mnwildLIVE as we’ll be live tweeting the game from the press box at HP Pavilion.

2 responses to “Yeo On Pominville; Wild Lineup

  1. tony the kid brown

    Come on mike. We need zucker up there ( getting them pounts and playing great. Why would u send him down?) on our fourth and get rid of stoner 2 bad games in a row all because of him. Get Clark in there he’s been producing. Those refs tho wow, I’ve seen better from replacements in the NFL. Let’s go wild Stanley cup here we go!!!!!

  2. The game last night was an ugly lopsided officiated affair. The Wild did not have a PP until the final minute of play. The Sharks had 5 PP to a 54 second one for the Wild. At least 2 of the penalties were questionable, I really don’t care for the grabbing of the stick pulling it up until it hits your shield and then jerking your head back high sticking penalty. This should be called a wash for embellishment if anything.

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