Can Minnesota Sweep Their Way to Success?


The Minnesota Wild are gearing up for what could be a make-or-break weekend. With matchups against the Coyotes, Avalanche, and Predators on the horizon, the Wild are in an interesting position.

Let’s Dive In

First up, let’s talk about the importance of this weekend’s games. As any hockey fanatic knows, momentum is key, especially as we approach the business end of the season. The Wild find themselves in a semi but not really tight race for playoff positioning, and every point is crucial. A sweep this weekend could provide the team with a much-needed boost in confidence and momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.

But it won’t be easy. The Coyotes may be as bad as the Hercules TV show of the 90s, but they’re a team that can’t be underestimated. Then there’s the Avalanche, a perennial powerhouse led by the dynamic duo of Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar. And let’s not forget about the Predators, who finally decided to start playing strong hockey.

Will we sweep? I say…

Win @ Arizona

Destroyed @ Colorado

Win vs Predators

So, no.

Bye, Duhaime!

Now, let’s turn our attention to the trade deadline speculation surrounding Brandon Duhaime. Rumors have been swirling that the Wild could be looking to make a move, and Duhaime’s name has been mentioned in trade talks.

Duhaime has been a solid contributor for the Wild, bringing energy and grit to the lineup night in and night out. However, with the deadline looming, it’s possible that the Wild could part ways with the young forward in exchange for a second-round pick or a later pick with a player to help finish out the year. With both Foligno and Maroon sidelined, we need someone with that physical side, and I don’t Marco Rossi is the player to fill that void…

Of course, nothing is set in stone, and trade speculation is just that—speculation. But it’s certainly something for Wild fans to keep an eye on as the deadline approaches.

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