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The Minnesota Wild Remain Without A Point This Season

from Michael Russo of The Athletic,

Poor Billy Guerin, but he has got to know by now he has quite the chore in front of him with a flawed, disjointed roster off to the worst start in Wild history.

That “all-in” poker chip each player received during the Beaver Creek bonding trip late last month hasn’t brought much luck yet considering the Wild are the only team without a single point.

After winning a league-worst 16 home games last season, the Wild finally opened the gates to Xcel Energy Center nine days into the new season. After talking all training camp about reestablishing their home-ice dominance, after trying to persuade everyone and anyone that last season’s home-barn ugliness was just an anomaly, the Wild tripped all over themselves during a 7-4 loss in front of a bunch of disenchanted fans. It was the first time in their 19-year history they had lost an Xcel Energy Center opener in regulation (14-1-4).

The seats were all full. But it’s no secret many Wild fans didn’t love the way last season ended and weren’t exactly booming with confidence over the squad heading into the season, even after July’s firing of the old GM, Paul Fenton.

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