Besides watching our favorite hockey team called the Minnesota Wild play the sport they play, I have only enjoyed professional wrestling. It has grabbed me, shaken me free of the standard rhythm of sports enjoyment rust and given me a new lens for general enjoy things though. Everything is professional wrestling, life reflects professional wrestling and I can not get enough of the good stuff.
And easily is one of the most enjoyable little chunks of wrestling that I have experienced in the last little bit, the All Elite Wrestling trio “Death Triangle”. While current in this strange mid-stage due to the regular Ray Fenix’s injury, they went ahead and snatched Erick Redbeard, a giant brute of a man, to fill the trio that already has Fenix’s “Lucha Brothers” partner Penta Oscuro, and a cartoon-like man named Pac.
Though they do not get any notable screen time – or even any fights – it’s just the dynamics of a cunning high-flyer, a typical wrestler who can perform some incredible one-off stunts, and this giant Big Dude; it catches my attention and just makes me crave more.
If that sounded extremely banal to you, or just to be honest, I invite you to just watch their match they had during the pre-show of AEW’s latest pay-per-view Revolution.
It just working and realistically, they will not get the massive recognition as some of the other prominent tag teams, whether the Death Triangle includes Ray Fenix or the big ugly guy. So I will enjoy it for as long as I can. And that’s exactly how I feel about the Minnesota Wilds dominant power center front line consisting of Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno and Jordan Greenway.
The Wild’s two-way three-headed monster is among the NHL’s top lines in just about every underlying metric you want to look at. Expected target parts? Fourth. Shotgun parts? 17. Share goals? Well, the trio nicknamed “The GREEF Line” score 83.3 percent of the goals while on the ice. It’s the best in the whole damn league.
It will not be so perfect forever – even though the three of them have been in some form for the last couple of years – but we can just enjoy it as they overpower almost any opponent.
“They’re one of the best lines in the league to shut down other teams’ top lines and not give up much,” Wild netminder Cam Talbot said Sunday. “What they also do in the offensive zone, especially on a back-to-back, they just wear teams down, they get puck deep, they go to work. They are three big, heavy bodies down there, and once they have got the puck and they roll, it’s hard to get it back from them …. They set the tone for our team pretty much every night in different ways. ”
This trio simply knows it all. They can beat opponents by rushes, down low, play a grinding game, ride the puck with talented passing games; they are the offensive tool knife, while also being one of the most defensively reliable front lines at the top level of this sport.
Similarly, my (and your) favorite roof team provides different dynamics that can apply to most fighting styles. Like Eriksson Ek and Foligno’s elite ability to pre-check, the high-flying air style is definitely the specialty of the Death Triangle, with some of the most entertaining jumping wrestlers in Penta and (originally) Ray Fenix. They can play a brutally striking game to some degree, like how Wild’s two-way trio has a solid foundation for their game, but no obvious top-tier skills. They just do everything else correctly.
“It makes us more dangerous,” Eriksson Ek said on Sunday, talking about the line’s ability to occasionally play into the attack. “We know we have players: Kirill, Zuccy, Kevin, who are really offensive players. But for us to have more players to come up and score some goals and make some games, it’s important and it does the whole team harder to defend.
This innate ability to hit teams in several ways has brought them far enough to be one of the most successful lines in the modern NHL.
since 2009 there have been only two front lines (min. 300 TOI) to score> 80% of the goals while on the ice at 5 against 5:
Greenway – Eriksson Ek – Foligno (21-22)
Marchand – Bergeron – Seguin (12-13)
– thomas williams (@nosalaryretaind)
It is true. Only some of the most traditional two-way players in the league were able to have a goal share even close to the Wild trio this season. No one has even been really close, and Minnesota is reaping the benefits of having such a reliable dominant team available to them. They will most likely start with them on the ice against typically tough opponents, they use them against any top line, they can suffocate stars as if they are nothing, and bring them down to a humiliating hockey level. One cannot escape the presence of Eriksson Ek, Greenway and Foligno on the ice; it does not matter who you are or what you have accomplished, you will play worse than you are used to. DIGGING is inevitable. The Minnesotan Death Triangle will work you to the bone.
Preferences change over time. One day I will wake up and admit that I would rather see a group of attackers who sometimes do absolutely astonishingly remarkable stunts, or a wrestling faction that only do one thing and do it extremely well. But right now, I’m very big for any combination of athletes who can do many things well enough to result in an overall enjoyable thing right now, and both of these trios are just doing it for me.
Although Death Triangle does not appear to be near any title race or even any story, The Wild is right in the middle of one of their most important seasons in franchise history, and much of it is due to the fact that they are dependent on their own death. triangle. Will it lead them to lift their own shining things in the air after a hard fought and long battle? We have to wait a few months to find out.