The Minnesota Wild remain a club well-positioned for long-term success — you just need to squint past the final two seasons of buy-out-induced, dead-cap hell. The team has a young, exciting core that has reached the playoffs in four consecutive seasons. And they have plenty of exciting prospects on the way.
Thanks to some shrewd drafting and management maintaining, or even adding top draft picks, the club has found itself with a bevy of interesting young players.
It’s not often you see a playoff contender as well-armed with draft picks and blue-chip prospects as the Wild.
The Wild own seven players who featured among the top 100 list. That mark sits tied for the top spot with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. They also boast nine players in the pipeline that we judge to have via