Minnesota Wild Turning It Around After Slow Start

November 11th, 2009 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

After a putrid start to the 2009-10 NHL season, the Minnesota Wild are starting to show signs of life. 

Everyone expected some growing pains to start the season; however, when the team started 3-9-0, it raised some eyebrows. 

How bad was the team’s start? 

It ranked as the team’s worst start in franchise history—worse than their inaugural campaign when the team started 2-7-3. 

The Wild have long been known as a streaky team, however, and this season has not been any different.  Since their slow start, they have won four of five games heading into Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

The team’s recent five-game stretch has seen them give up more than two goals just once (their 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks) and has seen them dominate play on multiple occasions, including most of the game against the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs. 

The Wild have been in desperate need of what head coach Todd Richards calls their “compete ...

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