Wes Goldstein of CBSSports.com seems unimpressed with a stunning week, giving the Wild a bump, up nine points in a week to the 19th best team in the league. His justification for doing so seems solid as well:
Jose Theodore has been filling in ably for the injured Niklas Backstrom, winning four of the five games he has started in a row.
19th in the league would seem about right judging by the fact that the Wild were still outside the playoff pool despite the wins. Nineteen is a welcome height for the Wild, after residing near the bottom for so long.