The Minnesota Wild have under performed all season long with the team sitting towards the bottom of the conference, panic could be setting in but there’s some things the team could change to improve themselves.
After the Minnesota Wild’s opening night loss to Detroit on Oct. 5, I explained how absurd it would be to panic after the first game. Sure, the Wild looked incomplete, but there were flashes of brilliance to be found in the loss.
Well, the Wild are now 13 games into the season, and if adjustments aren’t made ASAP, panic mode will be justified. Monday night’s latest blunder against Boston was about as ugly as the Wild have played all season.
The Bruins were just flat out better than Minnesota. They can thank the Wild for that, as poor defensive play and a lack of competitiveness allowed the Bruins to dominate. This was a game the Wild could have and should have won. Instead, a team that looked like a true contender last season threw away a winnable game against a vulnerable Bruins team missing many of its top scorers, including winger Brad Marchand.
Now sitting 13th in the Western Conference with an embarrassing 5-6-2 record, the Wild need to address three things if it hopes to see change.