7:42 PM EDT, Thu August 25, 2016
Hockey Wilderness Aug 19, 2016

Success for Eric Staal in Minnesota means just being good enough

With a cap friendly deal in his pocket, Eric Staal is looking to recapture some of his old magic in Minnesota. The 2016 offseason was never going to be simple for the Minnesota Wild. The search for a new head coach, a less than ideal cap situation with very few relief options at their disposal; these were just a few of the issues that were staring down an organization that had aspirations of Cup contention but stalled out at mediocrity instead. And yet, despite the complexity that the summer of 2016 brought the Minnesota Wild, they have somehow managed to drag themselves thru the trenches...