Minnesota Wild: Training Camp Stories To Follow

ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Minnesota Wild Right Wing Nino Niederreiter (22) looks on from the bench during a NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche on March 13, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-1.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 13: Minnesota Wild Right Wing Nino Niederreiter (22) looks on from the bench during a NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche on March 13, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-1.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Do You Change What Worked?

You’d think the wise choice for the Minnesota Wild coaching staff would be to stick with what worked last year.

But we all know that ideas can become stagnant and worse still, rivals can learn how to subdue the offense if it becomes too repetitive in its’ approach.

We’re hoping that Jordan Greenway makes enough of an impression at training camp to secure a spot on the roster; likewise we’re hoping Joel Eriksson Ek takes a step up from his performance last year.

Not forgetting that Matt Dumba put in an elite offensive year and Ryan Suter will be fighting fit come opening night.

Do you run with Greenway higher up the line-up pushing people around and being a bully somewhat?

Eriksson Ek wasn’t planted solely in the offensive zone for face-offs last year; do you try to protect him a little and limit the number of defensive draws this time around?

Does Matt Dumba regress with a fully fit Ryan Suter or do they form an elite pairing?

What about Eric Staal; you’d think that he has to be with Jason Zucker again?

Let’s not rule out someone having an absolute break-out time at camp and suddenly finding themselves in the final twenty-three.

dark. Next. Players Most Likely To Be Traded

It’s really speculation season on this front. I can’t wait for pre-season action to get rolling so we actually have some idea how Bruce will roll the lines!