Defensively, the Wild have a good mix of youth and experience and once Sean Hill returns from his suspension (19 games left to serve), there is a strong core of defensemen that stand in front of the best save percentage in the NHL. *cough*Backstrom*cough* Nicklas Backstrom should rank awfully high in a lot of pool lists, as there is no reason why he shouldn't put up more excellent numbers on a full-time basis.
Pool-wise historically, past Gaborik, it was quite rare for a while that you wouldn't necessarily look to Minnesota for picks. Then Rolston came. Then Parrish came. Then Koivu and Bouchard started to blossom. Demitra came. Backstrom took the number one job. Now, if the blueline really started to score, the Wild would have players from all walks in the early rounds.
|Brian Rolston||Pavol Demitra||Marian Gaborik|
|Pierre-Marc Bouchard||Mikko Koivu||Mark Parrish|
|Branko Radivojevic||Eric Belanger||Petteri Nummelin|
|Stephane Veilleux||Wes Walz||Domenic Moore|
|Brent Burns||Kurtis Foster|
|Kim Johnsson||Keith Carney|
|Martin Skoula||Nick Schultz|
Today, the Minnesota Wild jerseys were introduced to the public on their website. There really isn't a far departure from the old jerseys, but the old third jersey (red) will replace the green jersey as the home jersey. Otherwise, there really isn't much difference between this season and the seasons past.
NHL, Hockey, Hockey Pool, Minnesota Wild, Marian Gaborik, Pavol Demitra