I see nobody is picking the Wild to beat Chicago: No surprise there. I'm glad the Wild made the playoffs, but considering all the money they spent, I expected better than the #8 seed.
I kind of expect the wild to really be an under the radar 5th seed next year. Yeah they spent all that money to get Suter and Parise, but there was also a lockout and no training camp. Give them a full season and I expect them to be very much improved next year.