With ten games to play in the regular season, the Minnesota Wild are 14 points back from a playoff spot, and currently sit in 13th place in the West. Captain Mikko Koivu returns tonight against the Calgary Flames, in what will be a solid morale boost for a defeated team and a deflated Wild fan base.
Yes, baseball is around the corner. I'm a huge baseball fan. I know this.
With little chance to play the spring hockey fans are longing for, it is easy to dismiss the season and head for Target Field (with the Xcel in the rear view). However, before grabbing your glove and Pavano jersey, make sure you keep at least one eye on the Wild as the season winds down.