Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Minnesota. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Minnesota Wild
The Wild's problem will likely remain even-strength production, however, given Heatley's main strength the past few years has been scoring on the power play.
The question remains: Will Minnesota get enough internal progression from existing players to break through to the playoffs?