Ebene News – CA – Minnesota’s Wild New Years Resolutions for 2021

By Mariah Holland December 31, 2020

New Years Resolutions are a popular trend that have been going on for years, and the Minnesota Wild have a few they need to make this next season a success

A lot of people are struggling to keep their resolutions and with the Wild they will have to work hard to maintain theirs throughout the shortened season eval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-3’, ‘ezslot_0’, 662, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

Their resolutions mainly focus on special teams and fix their offensive stats by improving a few key areas

Last season, Minnesota’s penalty wasn’t something to be proud of.They placed 25th of 31 teams at 772%, compared, best team in penalties, San Jose Sharks , was 85 years oldsept%

Part of the reason the savage penalty fight is predictability Minnesota loses a player in the box, and who comes out to kill him? Ryan Suter He spent almost half of his time on the ice last season killing penalties

Maybe it’s time to let someone else take the lead in the penalty spot A player like Jonas Brodin, who appears to be the next rising defensive star, or the ever-reliable Jared Spurgeon Someone other than Suter – even Matt Dumba – would be a suitable candidate

Compare Suter to Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell, who had the most shorthanded time in the NHL Lindell spent nearly 100 more minutes killing penalties and was on the ice for less than goals during this period that Suter

If the Wilds can make this resolution work, they’ll be on the right track

With the departure of Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal and Luke Kunin, the Wild will have to find a center capable of winning face-offs Even with those three, the faceoff percentage in their last season was dismal. Minnesota was 27th among 31 teams

The Wild are trying to solve their faceoff issues by adding centers Nick Bjugstad, Nick Bonino and Marcus Johansson Bonino seems to be the most promising of the three with Johansson right next to it for eval points (ez_write_tag ([[580,400]) , ‘thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-1’, ‘ezslot_6’, 665, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

They were both averaging around 30 points, which Minnesota badly needs.However, Bonino’s faceoff percentage is one that could earn him second place, at 526% from the 40% in Johansson

In addition to the new additions, Minnesota will need seasoned center Joel Eriksson Ek to continue advancing in his stats as he has in recent seasons. He has doubled his points total in just one year, from 14 points in the 2018-19 season to 29 points in 2019-2020

Eriksson Ek will need to be center leader this season Bonino and Johansson have more experience in the NHL, but not with the Wild He will have big skates to fill but with his continued progress every season that shouldn’t be too difficult for him

Face-offs are one of the main keys to the game, and if Minnesota can start winning more face-offs, especially in the offensive zone, it can lead to shots at the net.

Minnesota have always been a team that don’t take a lot of shots from the net Even on the power play they struggle to get shots Either they pass the puck too often and the goalie is set by the time the shot is fired or they never succeed at all

They averaged just 30 shots per game, with NHL’s top team scoring four more shots per game Wild’s top shooter Kevin Fiala took 175 shots last season while top shooter Nathan MacKinnon of the NHL, had 318 shots, almost double Fiala

Even Minnesota’s shooting total for the season was nearly 400 behind the first-place team.They have struggled every season with shooting and to put things in perspective, the Wild’s top marksman in the last 20 seasons, Mikko Koivu, has achieved 2,270 shots In the same time frame, NHL’s top marksman, Alex Ovechkin, had 5,545 shots, and neither Koivu nor Ovechkin have played all 20 seasons.

Between 2000-01 and 2019-20, the Wilds were last (excluding the Vegas Golden Knights) in total shots Their shooting woes may be over, however, with Fiala being a known sniper and they will also have the addition of Kirill Kaprizov, whose shooting reputation precedes him eval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com- large-mobile-banner-2 ‘,’ ezslot_8 ‘, 670,’ 0 ‘,’ 0 ‘]));

Regardless of who takes the pictures, the Wild will need everyone to step in and shoot more Players like Victor Rask and Marcus Foligno will need to increase their shot totals to help Minnesota score more goals They all have both the ability to shoot more, they just need to be more confident and take the photos when they have them

These resolutions are the main things the Wild will need to work on to have a successful season, with the penalty being the most crucial of all. A new year brings new things and hopefully it means a new set of skills that can make those resolutions come true eval (ez_write_tag ([[300,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-leader-2’, ‘ezslot_9’, 671, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

If I had to make a resolution for the Wild, it would be to make sure I played Kaprizov as much as possible and moved him around a lot so that he was comfortable with any combination of lines he could. have to manage Personally, I will resolve to watch as many hockey games as possible once they start again

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Ebene News – California – Minnesota’s Wild New Years Resolutions for 2021

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