SportsNet.ca's Mike Brophy holds the Wild at 22 this week. Again, the brakes have been put on, but the climb up has not begun. Slowing the fall is not the same as beginning the ascent. Brophy added this:
Brent Burns continues to be one of the league’s better defenders despite his team’s inconsistency and has goals in three straight games.
Without Burns, this team would be in last place right now. Guarantee it.