4:14 PM EST, Thu February 11, 2016
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 23, 2016

Wild's Ryan Suter, hall of fame uncle share special day

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After being honored by the Sharks, for whom he played the final three years of his NHL career, U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Gary Suter got a special lift back to the Midwest.

What style is the Wild best suited to play?

At the end of November, the Wild looked like a team in trouble. Head coach Mike Yeo held a practice in which he sent a message to players about consistency and hard work. There appeared to be public tension between Yeo and his two best players, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. The Wild had a record of 11-7-4 at that point — not bad by any means, but there were cracks and questions nonetheless for a team with aspirations beyond just making it to the playoffs again. The tension dissipated, as it often does, with a string of immediately improved play. The Wild started playing the way Yeo had...

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