Summer Skate: Minnesota wild
Minnesota will need more than just Dany Heatley to climb
- Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI/Getty ImagesGuillaume Latendresse can help improve the Wild this season, but he must stay healthy.
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Minnesota. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Minnesota Wild
The Wild's problem will likely remain even-strength production, however, given Heatley's main strength the past few years has been scoring on the power play.
The question remains: Will Minnesota get enough internal progression from existing players to break through to the playoffs?
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