Minnesota Wild season preview

10/2/2006 - NHL Minnesota Wild

With a revamped defense, solid goaltending, excellent coaching and a potent offense, the Wild will be one of the regular-season surprises, winning the Northwest and finishing third in the West.

BUZZ FACTORStock UpStock up. This is a great hockey town, and while it appeared ownership had taken fans for granted in the last couple of years, the team's offseason moves should infuse Minnesotans with renewed confidence in their team.