The Minnesota Wild are looking to turn their season around after a much-needed win streak under the helm of their new interim head coach. The Wild’s recent success can easily be credited to the firing of former head coach Mike Yeo. The new interim head coach, John Torchetti, has some big shoes to fill, but with his four-game win streak, the future looks good for the Wild.
The Wild’s win streak consisted of four significant wins against four very talented teams. The biggest win for them probably came in the recent Stadium Series matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks are one of the top teams in the NHL right now and possess the skills of the NHL’s leading point scorer, Patrick Kane.
The 4-1 win against the Blackhawks was huge for the Wild and might give them a boost as they try to make the playoffs. Although the rest of their schedule is stacked with very talented teams such as the Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, and Philadelphia Flyers, the Wild have the capability of giving those teams a run for their money.
The real question and concern for the team is if they will be able to have consistent success with their new interim head coach? According to ESPN, interim head coach John Torchetti showed that he is capable of leading this team to success after the win against Chicago. But in order to fully be successful, it is important the team’s top players stay healthy.
Zach Parise, the Wild’s top player, just came back from an injury, which should give the Wild the boost on offense that they have been looking for. It’s hard to tell if the Wild will be successful the rest of the season. They are two places back from a playoff position.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the rest of their season plays out given the tough schedule ahead with more road games than home games. Home ice is definitely an advantage for the Wild and they have proven so. But where they really need to succeed and win is on the road, and that is never easy.