Minnesota Wild: Four things they can be thankful for

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 18: J.T. Brown #23 of the Minnesota Wild warms-up prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on November 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 18: J.T. Brown #23 of the Minnesota Wild warms-up prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on November 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

What with Thanksgiving being upon us (at least for the Americans among us), it seems like the perfect opportunity to look at what we can be thankful for when it comes to the Minnesota Wild this season.

Of course, with the season far from over, the one thing that any Minnesota Wild fan would be most thankful for is still several months away – a Stanley Cup win would obviously lead to endless thanks!

Whether that’s purely a pipe-dream or whether it is something that can become a reality this year is still anyone’s guess; the team are spreading the scoring in a manner that makes up for no elite goal scoring presence.

The defense is rightly now being regarded alongside some of the league’s best defensive groups and all in all, the team (despite being one of the older groups) is seeming just as strong as anyone else in the Central Division.

I doubt you’ll hear any complaints from Minnesota Wild fans about the ongoing struggles of former dynasty team, the Chicago Blackhawks. Likewise, there aren’t any complaints that the St. Louis Blues have ditched their head coach despite a line-up that when constructed on paper in the off-season, looked to have turned a major corner.

Everything is rightfully rosy for the Minnesota Wild right now; sitting high in the Central Division, slowly winning over the pundits that ruled them out at the start of the year and generally looking to be at least as good as they’ve been in previous years.

All of this in itself is plenty to be thankful for; but we’re breaking it down a little more.

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