So the Wild are hanging around and are no longer in last place in the divisional standings. I’m still not ready to pull them out of the division cellar. They’re one point up on the Blackhawks and just two points behind the Predators.
The Wild are sticking around longer than I thought they would, but there’s still plenty of time for them to fade. I just don’t have confidence in their roster or goaltending to stand up for the long-term. They have had a really solid November with seven wins, and some of those coming against very quality opponents like Colorado, Buffalo and Arizona twice.
Can the Wild take people by storm and keep moving up the division standings? I’ll believe it when I see and I’m not ready to move them out of last place in my power rankings. Not enough of a scoring punch and not enough stability in net. And they’ve struggled greatly against division opponents outside of one lone win over Colorado.