Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild started off the season with a 20-7-3 record, but ended with only 35 wins, outside the playoff picture. They had a great off-season. They needed improvement all-around, especially offensively.  They had the lowest number of goals-for at 177.

The Wild lost Nick Johnson, Warren Peters, Guillaume Latendresse, and Mike Lundin this past off-season. They are all good players, but they weren’t big losses compared to who the Wild signed. They picked up huge names in the free-agent market.  The first one was Zach Parise, a star forward who played for the New Jersey Devils. He can score 80+ points in a season. They also grabbed Ryan Suter, an elite  two-way defenseman from the Nashville Predators; he can score 40+ points. They also signed skill in Zenon Konopka, Torrey Mitchell, and Jake Dowell.

Zach Parise will definately improve their offense, and Suter will help the defense.  I might see them in a playoff spot this year.

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