Realistically what do you expect this season from the Wild?
Playoff bound or no? Who's going to have a breakout year? Who's going to disappoint? Any surprises making the team before opening night? Will any of our rookies be brilliant in year one? How about our two new free agents, what sort of season do you expect out of Suter, and Parise?
Yeah, we should have made the playoffs last season, but dang all those injuries. Doubt we will go deep in the playoffs this year though, unless one of our wunderchyld's have a surprising crazy rookie season.
I expect playoffs this year. I also expect career years out of Koivu, Clutterbuck, and Setoguchi. I expect Scandella to improve his consistency and start showing he is capable of a top 4 spot. I expect Powe, Mitchell, Brodziak, and Clutterbuck punishing defensemen and creating turnovers.
I expect any of the rookies who see time to follow Koivu and Parise's work ethic.
I think Heatley and Seto are due for a breakout season.
I think Heatley is starting to run out of gas a little. I'm expecting roughly the same as last year, even with better talent around him. Seto, I really am pulling for the dude. I really hope he has a better season than last. He could be a key to the Wild having a great year if he can live up to what we think he can do.