Martin Havlat Surges And The Wild Keep Winning

December 16th, 2009 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

Everyone knows the saying about excuses; I’ll leave the toilet humor out, but the comparison ends with the saying that “Everyone has one and they all stink.”


To Martin Havlat’s credit, he had about as many excuses for his slow start as he could have,but he didn’t use a one of them.


The Wild are 6-2-0 in their last eight games, and Havlat is a big reason why. After an agonizingly slow start to the season, the Czech playmaker is beginning to hit his stride playing alongside Kyle Brodziak and Guillaume Latendresse with nine points over his last eight games, including six in his last three.


Expectations were sky high for Havlat coming into Minnesota. He was replacing the enigmatic, but talented Marian Gaborik and was expected to be a creative and talent ...

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