The venerable TSN has the Wild at 13 this week, down one spot from last. Their reasoning this week:
Heavy hitter RW Cal Clutterbuck is throwing his hat into the Cy Young race with seven goals and no assists. While it would be nice to see more assists, the Wild would have to be thrilled with 20 goals out of a player who scored 24 total in his first two seasons.
Key Injuries: LW Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), LW Guillaume Latendresse (groin), RW Chuck Kobasew (groin).
Got it. Cal Clutterbuck doing well = drop in ranking. Not the loss to the Rangers or the lack of effort for long stretches of time. Nope. They drop a spot, and Cal Clutterbuck’s success at scoring is to blame.