Archive for the ‘Mailbags’ Category

Ola, and welcome to Backhand Shelf’s very first mailbag, which I’ll try to incorporate every week going forward. You can fire your questions to me on Twitter (hashtag #BShelf), on Facebook, or in good ‘ol fashioned email form at backhandshelf@thescore.com. Email qualifies as “old fashioned” by now, doesn’t it?

So let’s dive in and tackle the most interesting questions from this week.

I think the obvious answer to “most improved” has to be the Minnesota Wild with the pick-ups of Parise and Suter, solely because the words “mediocre” have haunted that franchise for the past decade. I mean, honestly, if I’m a fan of that team I’ll take a playoff birth or a last place finish (for draft pick’s sake) – they always just hover around ninth/tenth in the conference, rarely crack playoffs, rarely get a great young player… so this is something.

As for the most exciting, I’ve got three picks: Read the rest of this entry »