Minnesota Wild: 5 Takeaways from the 2015 Preseason

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4. Defense is on an elite level

Oct 23, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba (55) against the Arizona Coyotes at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Coyotes 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Wild only allowed four goals against in their four wins this preseason, which gives fans a reason to believe Mike Yeo and his defensive minded system are working. The Wild’s 2.42 goals against average last season ranked 6th in the NHL, and they are returning everybody.

The team also added Mike Reilly, who was one of the biggest college free agents to hit the market. This is a team that is very underrated on the defensive side of the ice, and will rely on that to be the focal point of their game again this season