Found January 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. A month ago, the Minnesota Wild were the hottest team in the National Hockey League. Today, they're barely clinging to one of the top eight spots in the Western Conference.A rough month of December and two losses in early January have dropped the Wild quite a ways down in the standings. Minnesota lost eight straight games last month, only to snap the streak with a win Dec. 29 before losing three more in a row prior to Tuesday's home game against San Jose.While it's been a tough stretch mentally for first-year Wild coach Mike Yeo and his team, Minnesota continues to stay upbeat at the season's midway point, realizing there's plenty of hockey left."I don't want to think about how we played a month ago. We're right here, right now and playing another game tomorrow," Wild captain Mikko Koivu said Monday. "There's things we can do better than what we did last game and there's things that we did good that we want to keep ...
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