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Point Shots: Not Wild about youngsters' soft start

Updated: October 24, 2008, 8:01 AM ET
By Jim Wilkie | ESPN.com

The Wild are 4-0 despite some top forwards being hurt, have been perfect killing penalties and have the third-best power play (28.6 percent), yet coach Jacques Lemaire isn't very happy.

Lemaire wants youngsters Benoit Pouliot, 22, James Sheppard, 20, and Colton Gillies, 19, to make a bigger impact now that they've been given more opportunities to play in the absence of injured Marian Gaborik, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Owen Nolan. Lemaire said "the kids" failed to step up during a 1-0 ...

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