Minnesota Wild and Playoffs Chances posted by Wild Fan
Minnesota Wild will be facing the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues in the Western conference. Both teams are good enough for the playoffs and they are most likely going to dominate the central division of the western conference. However, the Wilds can match up with its skillful players.
They have good forward corps that can showcase a good offence for most of the teams. They happen to have a lot of depth. Young skaters such as Nino Niederreiter, Mikael Granlund, have had a season of experience and can only get better this season. They also have veterans such as Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise.
The talent in Thomas Vanek gives the team an edge in terms of the offence and the forward corps talent. The Chicago Blackhawks have a good defence pairing in Oduya and Hjalmarsson, who can practically shut down the opposing team’s offence. However, the Wilds offence has improved since the last season and they can put up a good fight.
Defence and Goal Tending
The wilds have an excellent defenseman in Ryan Suter. Without him, the defence ceases to be as excellent and unshakable as it is. Suter is also one of the most overplayed defence men and gets the most ice time in the league. The team also has to deal with losing Nate Prosser and Clayton Stoner. Jonas Brodin, Jared Spurgeon and Marco Scandella talent can complement Suter but they are still far from elite.
Goal tending is another problem that the wilds need to deal with if they are to make it through the western conference to the playoffs. The team veteran Niklas Backstrom has not been at his best and Chuck Fletcher and Mike Yeo are yet to name a new goalie. If this is sorted the Minnesota wild has a good chance of making it to the playoffs.Continue reading "Minnesota Wild and Playoffs Chances"