Why Are the Minnesota Wild Winning? Clutterbuck, Burns, Madden and Cullen

November 20th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
The Minnesota Wild, the state's seemingly only competitive team this year (I mean, let's be honest, who actually didn't expect the Twins to not break our hearts like they do every October) is off to an expected solid start at 10-6-2 and third place in the Northwest division.

Expected start? Yes, it was highly publicized that the normally good home team would have eight of their first eleven contests in the friendly confines of St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, where they typically win 60% of their games or more.

We've also historically seen this team jump out of the gate to 6-0-1, 7-0 starts where they'd have something like 14 points in the first two weeks during the Marian Gaborik years. I had a friend say once when we struggled last year, "Good, maybe instead of choking it away at the end of the season, we can go in reverse"--- and like clockwork, the Wild fell the usual 3-5 points shy of the playoffs despite not-quite-good-enough talent.

But this year can and will be different.

Why? Besides the title of the article, there are several reasons:

1. Size and speed: While watching the first two games of the season from Helsinki ...

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