Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who has one goal and one assistin the past nine games, will be delivered a message by dropping to the Minnesota Wild's fourth line today alongside two of the following three forwards -- Mike Rupp, Zenon Konopka and Torrey Mitchell.
The Wild will play the Nashville Predators today and management and coaches are unhappy with the team's 4-5-1 start. "We have too many good players for it not to turn," Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "Obviously players are struggling with confidence right now. Things will turn, they always do. Players will play to their level."