Martin Havlat needs a friend
A center who can score alongside the Wild's LW should be a priority
Plugging Holes -- Minnesota Wild
The Hole: a high-scoring center
The Minnesota Wild struggled at both ends of the ice last season -- but most egregiously, they finished 22nd in the league in goals per game, 23rd on the power play and dead last in shots per game. Most disappointing of all was how Martin Havlat fell flat, with his even-strength scoring dropping from 3.3 to 2.1 points per 60 minutes.
After the pay wall: a possible fix for the team, E.J.'s take on it and more analysis. For all this, news on the draft and everything else essential for pre-July 1 puckheads, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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