MINNESOTA @ ANAHEIM
I read the Strib’s Michael Russo every day, and he’s an invaluable resource for any Wild fan. Sometimes though, I feel like he relishes the “truth-teller” mode a little bit too much. The Wild have had a single home game, they are clearly still adjusting to a new coach and a new system. And yet, in the middle of a road trip that has seen a not insignificant number of forwards go down to injury, Russo calls games 5-7 “gut-check time”, and has been penning articles detailing the lack of depth in the organization.
Pardon me if I don’t buy it. The 1-3 start is pretty awful, no one argues that. but it’s only been four (4) games. I resolved to give the new system at least 15 games before I start considering the path of this season determined in any way. And I’m certainly not going to base my perceptions on a West coast road trip, which is all that’s really happened this season.
Bold Prediction – Nobody Panic. The Wild will remain undefeated at home.