Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/14/11
Residents of the State of Hockey continue to be amazed that their Minnesota Wild have the best record in the NHL. Many are also surprised at who leads the team in goal scoring. The correct answer is a third-line center better known for his blue-collar work ethic and strong defensive play, Kyle Brodziak. He had two goals in Saturday's win in Phoenix to bump his season total to 10, just six shy of his career high set last season. So, would Brodziak now consider himself a goal scorer? "No, I wouldn't go that far," he said with a slight laugh after the game. "It feels good to help contribute, but that's just a product of what we're doing. I think the way everybody's playing it just makes it easier for all of us. It's fun hockey to play." Then again, Brodziak isn't expected to be a leading scorer-type player. He's far more of a complete player. First-year coach Mike Yeo couldn't be more enthused about the versatility and effort that Brodziak brings to the roster. The 27-year-old ca...
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