Minnesota Wild prospects at every level gained valuable experience in playoffs
Most of the Wild's prospect group saw at least some postseason action this year. While the pro teams, the Minnesota Wild and Houston Aeros, did not have much success, a handful of prospects experienced deep playoff runs that should help prepare them as players to compete for hockey's ultimate prize.
The season certainly had great expectations set in July when Zach Parise and Ryan Suter agreed to join the Wild. While the two players upgraded positions of need, the team's one dimensional approach found moderate success only during the season. With another bold move to add a veteran scorer, Chuck Fletcher sent two excellent prospects (along with some very valuable picks) in Matt Hackett and Johan Larsson to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jason Pominville.… read more