Analysts have grim outlook for Minnesota Wild

Minnesota hasn't started according to plan.



The Minnesota Wild entered this season with expectations of being able to finally punch through and enjoy some long-overdue playoff success. But so far, things haven't exactly worked out according to plan. 

Following last night's loss at Xcel Energy Center to the New Jersey Devils, the Wild find themselves with a pedestrian record of 3-5-2 through the first 10 games of the year, and things aren't exactly looking promising. 

And on the latest episode of Daily Faceoff LIVE, both Frank Seravalli and Tyler Yaremchuk expressed their disappointment and grim outlook for the Wild in how they've performed and what's to come. 

Tyler Yaremchuk: "The Minnesota Wild have looked wildly mediocre so far this season. They’re 3-5-2 go start, the expectations were that this team was supposed to make the playoffs, maybe win a round or two, but they haven’t looked like that type of team so far."

Frank Seravalli: "They haven’t been close, and what’s been most concerning for me is it feels like the same issues night after night. They have really, really missed Jared Spurgeon, and I do feel like they’ll be better once he’s back. But if you consider where the team is at at this time, with no Spurgeon and Matt Dumba walking in free agency, their defensive core as it’s constituted is a shell of what it once was."

Last season, they hit 100 points for the second year in a row, and you thought that this was a team that’s equipped to do some damage in the playoffs. What we’ve seen up to this point, it feels like a team that’s shooting itself in the foot, as opposed to being overwhelmed or undermatched."

The Wild are set to host the New York Rangers tomorrow night at home. Can they get their game back in order to avoid yet another loss?