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Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Hopes: Minnesota Wild Are Not A Concern

By Aaron Goldschmidt
Feb 10, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal scored by forward Nino Niederreiter (22) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 10, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal scored by forward Nino Niederreiter (22) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Goaltending:  Devin Dubnyk

After being a journeyman in the NHL, Devin Dubnyk seems to have found a home in Minnesota.  Dubnyk was originally drafted by the Edmonton Oilers but after five years there he was traded to Nashville in 2013.  He spent time with the Predators and Coyotes until finally breaking out with the Wild in 2014.

Sometimes athletes just need a change of scenery to be successful.  Whether it’s the pressure of the city, the press, or fans, certain players thrive in different cities and systems.  For Dubnyk, he needed to be in a system committed to their defensive game.  This year, Dubnyk will be a Vezina Trophy finalist going 32-11 with a 2.01 GAA so far this season.

The Minnesota Wild absolutely have good goaltending for the post season.

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