FOX's Robert Picarello also sees improvement in the Wild, giving them a two point boost this week, up to 20th in the league rankings.His rationale for the jump:
Niklas Backstrom was the only reason the Wild picked up two wins in three games last week. The 32-year old netminder stopped 70 of the 72 shots he faced in Minnesota's two victories over Calgary and Colorado.
No one tell the "trade Backstrom" clan this information. Winning games? Not good enough. We need... "more."