The Minnesota Wild were a playoff team largely due to goaltender Niklas Backstrom and some timely offense. Sometimes it showed up in bunches while other times it would hibernate for a week at a time. Let’s take a look back at the Wild who made fantasy owners crazy at times.
Team Name: Minnesota Wild
Record: 26-19-3, 2nd Northwest, Lost 4-1 to Chicago in Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Player of the Season: Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu both get this distinction. Parise (18-20–38 with 13 PP points) and Koivu (11-26–37 with 13 PP points) were two of the most consistent players on this team this season. They, along with Suter, were the three real keys to success on the power play.
Breakout of the Season: Josh Harding doesn’t have a great stat line with a 1-1-0 record and a 3.24 GAA and .863 save percentage. He did, however, perform better in the playoffs. He allowed Chicago 12 goals in five games with a better GAA and save percentage. And all of this while he is battling the effects of...