Minnesota Wild: Best Wild Playoff Moments

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3. Wild Eliminate Vancouver, Game 7 of Second Round, 2003

After the Wild eliminated Colorado in 2003 (more on that later), they took on the Vancouver Canucks, and the seeds for my undying hatred of the Canucks were planted. Jacques Lemaire had been playing goalie roulette all postseason. He started Dwayne Roloson initially against the Avalanche, switched to Manny Fernandez after a couple of games, then switched back to Roloson when Fernandez struggled and the Wild found themselves down 3-1 in yet another series.

The Wild would storm back again. Where this series lacked the theatrics of the Colorado series, the result was the same: The Wild won the series in seven games, advancing to their first, and so far only, Western Conference Final. After the final horn sounded, the melee posted above broke out. If anyone was curious why some people were not too keen on the Wild bringing Matt Cooke into the fold, the slash in that video should answer that for you. For the record, I like Matt Cooke, but that slash, and really the dust up in general, was not a good look.

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