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We celebrate the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey Team and one of its stars, Jonny "The Mouse" Mikkelson, who once told me "Our team was so good the varsity wouldn't play us." When asked why he didn't play varsity Mouse said, "Too little." Cutest ever. So, we salute the greatest Club Hockey Team ever, a squad so vaunted even Jim Craig's Miracle team wanted nothing to do with it. Trottier, Bossy, Gretzky, Messier ... dead! Long live the 1983 Wayzata Club Hockey team!
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November 16, 2007… Since that date, the Minnesota Wild cannot, and will not be considered a tough team.
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly just housed a second-round pick (number 34) and 2014 change for QB ALEX SMITH, who had become a backup for them. Smith goes to ANDY REID and the K.C. Chiefs and must be hoping FA WR DWAYNE BOWE finds a way to stay with the team.
If Smith is worth a high second-round pick what can the Vikings nab for PERCY HARVIN, who may be available for swap? Does Percy impact the game more than Smith? Did the 49ers amass their 15th pick in the April draft to make a run at Percy? As written yesterday, to trade Harvin to conference foe San Francisco and set it up with the best slot machine in the game and help it take another step towards winning the Super Bowl I'd need a ton.
The Niners now have a "ton" with picks 31 and 34 and a bevy of other options and along with New England have become one of two teams with whom I'd trade Harvin if SPIELMAN feels he needs to go. If Alex Smith is worth the 34th pick in the draft -- which I feel is way too much -- Harvin is worth that pick and something in rounds three or four this year.
Trading Percy isn't that easy because the team acquiring him has to deal with the final year of his deal, but a team trading for him needs to be inches from the Super Bowl and needs that cliched window to win it all to be wide-open. San Francisco and/or New England are those teams.
We then would have a slew of selections through the first four rounds and would be able to take good and make it better. We could set ourselves up for years by getting San Fran's first and third and hitting on the picks. We, too, could fix LB and WR day one of the draft and add some flavor to the DL, more at WR and secondary the rest of the way.
The Vikings went 5-and-2 sans Harvin last year and made the playoffs. In the ultimate team game it's of the utmost importance to have all buying into the vibe, and if they feel Harvin isn't capable of that he has to be traded. We will be a playoff team with or without Percy Harvin next year and having another successful draft potentially will set up the team to be very good for years, and if Spielman sees it that way I totally am on board.