Ryan Porth of Red Light District Hockey has given the Wild a bump up as well, up to 15 this week from 20. After having already heard from so many other sites, the reasoning for the jumps are clear. Win four games in a row, move up in the standings, and the writers will give credit where due. Porth added this to the conversation:
Minnesota was quite impressive during their four-game win streak, which was snapped yesterday. Jose Theodore and Cal Clutterbuck were solid during the streak.