Two more writers placing the Minnesota Wild in their top ten
Dan Rosen of the NHL.com drops the Minnesota Wild down a place in this week’s Super 16, from sixth to seventh.
He points to the team’s biggest hit being the rate of scoring coming on the power-play of late and of how it’s been relatively consistent all season long, so there shouldn’t be shrinking returns.
The biggest miss is the lack of even-strength goal scoring, especially in recent losses.
It’s all well and good to put the puck away on the power-play, but you need to be able to pull it off five-on-five in case the referees decide to put their whistles away for a night!
ESPN writer, Greg Wyshynski had a very Thanksgiving-themed Power Rankings this week; not looking at what the Minnesota Wild should be thankful for, but rather comparing teams to the food that makes up a Thanksgiving feast!
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Divisional rivals, the Nashville Predators are named as the perfectly crafted stuffing; King of the Thanksgiving dinner plate.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs with their up-and-coming squad are the feast, but catered by a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Minnesota Wild, sitting in sixth place for the second consecutive week in Greg’s rankings, are named as green bean casserole.
It really does sum the team up well to any outsider; there isn’t anything particularly fancy but equally there’s nothing at all wrong with the team.
It’s tasty, it hits the spot; the Wild play well, they win games – he has the perfect parallel.
Unfortunately, he can’t help but take a jab at the lack of people going back for a second round; a jab at the team’s lack of play-off success.
All in all, it was a week to forget and the Power Rankings reflect that. There weren’t substantial changes in the Minnesota Wild’s placement and as long as the losses aren’t the sign of a bigger rot setting in, the team will climb back up next week.