By Mariah Holland, 31 December 2020

New Year’s resolutions are a popular trend that has been going on for years, and the Minnesota Wild have a few of their own that they need to keep in order to make this next season a success

Many people struggle to keep their resolutions and with the wilderness they have to work hard to keep their resolutions up during the shortened season eval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-3’, ‘ezslot_0’ , 662, ‘0’, ‘0’]);

Their resolutions mainly focus on specialty teams and correcting their offensive stats by improving some key areas

Last season, Minnesota’s penalty kick wasn’t particularly proud Place of 31 teams By comparison: 2%, the top penalty team, the San Jose Sharks, were at 857%

Part of the frenzy for the penalty kick is predictability. Minnesota will lose a player to the pits, and who goes out to kill them? Ryan Suter spent almost half of his ice age killing punishments last season

It may be time someone else took the main spot on penalties.A player like Jonas Brodin, who appears to be the next up and coming defensive star, or the ever-trusted Jared Spurgeon, someone other than Suter – even Matt Dumba – would be one suitable candidate

Compare Suter to Dallas Stars defender Esa Lindell, who was the shortest time on hold in the NHL. Lindell spent nearly 100 minutes more killing penalties, and was on the ice for fewer goals during that time Suter

If The Wild can get this resolution working, they’re on the way up

With the departures of Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, and Luke Kunin, the wild must find a center capable of winning faceoffs. Even with those three, the percentage of innuendos was grim last season Teams the 27th Place

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

Both averaged 30 points, which Minnesota needs a lot from Bonino’s faceoff percentage, however, is one that could get him second at 526% versus 40% by Johansson

Along with the new additions, Minnesota will need veteran center Joel Eriksson Ek to continue developing its stats like in previous seasons.He doubled his total points in just one year from 14 points in the 2018-19 season to 29 points in the 2019 season -20

Eriksson Ek has to be the head of the centers this season. Bonino and Johansson have more experience in the NHL but not with the wild. He will have great skates to fill, but with his continued progress each season it shouldn’t be too much for him hard to find

Faceoffs are one of the main keys to the game If Minnesota can win more faceoffs, especially in the offensive zone, it can lead to shots in the net

Minnesota has always been a team that doesn’t shoot many shots into the net. Even in power games, they have trouble getting a shot. Either they pass the puck around too often and the goalkeeper is set at the time of the shot, or they get the shot not at all from

They averaged just 30 shots per game, with the top NHL team scoring four more shots per game.The top shooter of the wild, Kevin Fiala, shot 175 shots last season, while Nathan MacKinnon, the top shooter in the NHL, 318 shots fired, almost twice as many as Fiala

Even Minnesota’s total shots for the season were nearly 400 behind the top-ranked team.They have struggled with shooting every season, and to put it in perspective: Mikko Koivu, the Wild’s top scorer for the last 20 seasons, had 2270 shots In the same period, Alex Ovechkin, the top NHL shooter, had 5545 shots, and neither Koivu nor Ovechkin played the entire 20 seasons

In the period from 2000-01 to 2019-20, the Wild were last dead (with the exception of the Vegas Golden Knights) but their shootout could be over with Fiala he is a well known sniper and they will also have Kirill Kaprizov, whose reputation is as a shooter it is preceded by eval (ez_write_tag ([[250,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-large-mobile-banner-2’, ‘ezslot_8’, 670, ‘0’, ‘0’]);

Regardless of who shoots the footage, everyone needs to shoot more in the wild. Players like Victor Rask and Marcus Foligno need to increase their shooting totals so Minnesota can score more goals. Both have the ability to shoot more, they just need to be safer and take the pictures when you have them

These resolutions are the most important things the wilderness needs to work on to have a successful season, with the penalty shoot-out being the most important of all. A new year brings new things and hopefully this means a new skill that will make those resolutions come true can eval (ez_write_tag ([[300,250], ‘thehockeywriters_com-Leader-2’, ‘ezslot_9’, 671, ‘0’, ‘0’]);

If I had to come up with a solution for the wild, I would have to make sure to play Kaprizov as much as possible and move him a lot so that he is familiar with every combination of lines he might encounter in person, I will decide to watch as many hockey games as possible as soon as they start again

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