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1. The Minnesota Wild via www.hockeyfanland.com Although this division has been dominated by the Canucks in the past, I’m picking the Wild to win because of their offseason acquisitions of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.  Adding two superstars to play with the likes of Dany Heatly and Mikko Koivu, the Wild have scoring prowess.  I know this is the popular pick and all of that talk and skepticism, but the fact of the matter is that the two players brought in are that special.  Parise was the difference between the Devils making the Stanley Cup Final and (as I believe will happen) not making the playoffs the year after.  Suter was a member of what could have been named the best defensive pairing in the league last season, and now he’s looking to do it again in Minnesota.  Last season, without the two acquisitions, we saw the Wild play very well in the first half of the season.  With the tools they now have, what’s to say they can’t do it again and prolong it into the playoffs and the...
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