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Wild Need More Goals From Heatley

from Chip Scroggins of the StarTribune,

Dany Heatley scored 26 goals for the San Jose Sharks last season and described it as a “bad year all the way through.”

Halfway through his debut season with the Wild, Heatley is on pace to score 26 goals again, but nobody inside the organization seems overly concerned. Why?

“Everybody probably came into the season saying he’s going to score 50 goals for us,” coach Mike Yeo said. “But the thing I would say is he’s been very consistent. He’s been getting chances every game. He’s a great pro the way he comes to the rink and leads our group every game. And every day he’s playing a very responsible two-way game.”

That’s probably not music to the ears of Wild fans longing to see more scoring punch from the team overall and Heatley in particular. Heatley leads the team in goals (13) and is second in scoring (28), but he hasn’t beaten goalies with the consistency expected of a two-time 50-goal scorer.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

“Everybody probably came into the season saying he’s going to score 70 goals for us”

Fixed.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 01/10/12 at 05:12 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Its that 3/4 face shield he wears.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 01/10/12 at 05:38 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

“Everybody probably came into the season saying he’s going to score 70 goals for us”

Proof positive Jonesy is a maroon.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/10/12 at 07:18 PM ET

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