Monday, February 20, 2012

Minnesota Wild Playoff Race

The NHL trade deadline is less than 2 weeks away and the Minnesota Wild are trying to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff race. The Wild were handicapped by a 7-game losing streak, during which they managed to gain only 2 out of 12 possible points.

Teams like Calgary, Colorado and Dallas all jumped Minnesota in the standings during the losing streak. Teams like the Anaheim Ducks came very close, despite their abysmal start.

In order to win upcoming games and stay in the playoff race, the Wild need to make a change to the product on the ice. More call-ups from within the organization are not the answer. Some players must be traded from the roster in order to light some kind of a fire under the seemingly lackadaisical team.

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