So far the SOTSOH (State of the State of Hockey) is strong.
Admittedly they've had a pretty weak schedule, but the team has only given up 2G/gm meaning their new investment in their Defense is paying off. (Not to mention all the goals Miettinen has been kicking in).
I'm a little bothered by all the goals they've given up in the 3rd period so far. And they had to get pretty unlucky to lose to Buffalo on Thursday. Also, like everyone else, I'm still waiting for a Gaborik deal to get done.
Whatever happens there, they'res a lot to be happy about so far. But the test starts Thursday, when Eastern Conference favorite Montreal comes to town, when the Captian Koivu brothers face each other. Should be a great game and what I would call the Wild's first quality opponent of the year.