Let's just get the pink elephant out of the room right now...
The Wild signed two of the most sought after free agents this summer, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. And we still can't believe that Fletcher pulled off this coup.
But the Wild definitely became more dangerous and are probably being talked about as front-runners for the Stanley Cup.
We are going to reserve our judgment until the season starts. Because chemistry is everything.
The season before, the Wild were doing pretty well. Then in the 2011-2012 season, things were up and down and from bad to worse. They didn't make the playoffs.
But that's what free agency is for. Hopefully for Wild fans, Parise and Suter work out and work well together.
General Manager - Chuck Fletcher
Coach - Mike Yeo
Team Captain - Mikko Koivu
Player(s) everyone should love - most of the Wild's defensemen because they're seriously all cute and good and we like them
Player we don’t love - Cal Clutterbuck for reasons such as his mustache
Who they got - Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Jake Dowell, Torrey Mitchell
Who they lost - Guillaume Latendresse, Nick Johnson
Located at - Xcel Energy Center
Hotness level - 7
Based on the defense alone, we kinda gave them an eight. But then we remembered that Dany Heatley existed and then too them down by three notches.
But the combination of Mikko Koivu's dastardly villain looks and Zach Parise's smile gave the team a point each. The Wild are considered a seven in our books.