Lets here some predictions! (Just for fun) When we will make the playoffs, be contenders, and actually win the cup! I'm predicting with the inflow of young talent could the magic year be the year 2015?
2015 is a stretch for winning the cup. Granlund would be 23 and Brodin would still be 21. I think you can argue the window for contending opens in 2015, but I wouldn't expect success until our current set of ELCs are up.
Another thing to remember is that a good lineup guarantees squat. There are 30 teams....29 will lose. There are some years when the unexpected happens and teams will come out of no where to make the Finals. Remember the Oilers when they got Roli. Look at Carolina, Anaheim, and Tampa. They weren't great year after year, but had one awesome season that won it all. And then consider teams like Vancouver who do fairly well on a regular basis, but can never get it done. There are so many reasons why the Wild could win it 5 years from now or not until 20 years from now.