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.