No. 16: Minnesota Wild
Season record: 9-7-2
The goaltending is certainly good in Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk is probably leading the Vezina Trophy race with a crazy .949/1.59 slashline. So there has to be a reason Minnesota is absolutely middling and barely in the wild card race.
That would be the offense. Breaking from the mold of some of our previous entries, the offense is letting down the goaltending (New Jersey can relate). Eric Staal and Ryan Suter both carry 13 points, but the team just doesn’t seem to get the puck on net a whole lot.
Minnesota seems destined to be a wild card team yet again.