Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/2/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. Think of the Minnesota Wild, and thoughts will typically go to names like Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, Ryan Suter and Niklas Backstrom. Minnesota's veteran players and leaders Koivu wears the "C" as captain and Parise and Suter are assistant captains in their first season with the Wild inevitably draw well-deserved attention. The second line of Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Matt Cullen and Devin Setoguchi has given opponents something to think about, too. Mike Rupp, Zenon Konopka and Torrey Mitchell likely go unnoticed, flying under the radar on Minnesota's fourth line. But in this condensed season where the Wild will play 48 games in 99 days, coach Mike Yeo knows the importance of being able to rely on Rupp, Konopka and Mitchell taking regular shifts. "Obviously when Mikko and Zach go on the ice, and deservedly so, they get a lot of attention and they get a lot of results," Yeo said. "Having said that, it's a 60-minute hockey game and everybody needs to go out and everybo...
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