Scott Cullen of TSN has consistently given us a solid reasoning since the beginning. This week is no different. Butch being back is indeed a good thing, but the losses are mounting. That is good for a three point drop to 21st.
Twenty first in the league is still a bit high in my opinion, but the East stinks worse than than Wild somehow, and that keeps the Wild boosted from the losers.
Good to get LW Pierre-Marc Bouchard back in the lineup, but five straight losses is tough; almost as tough as watching a power play that is 1-for-29 (3.4%) in the last ten games.
Key Injuries: LW Guillaume Latendresse (groin).