NHL Free Agency: Why the Minnesota Wild Will Not Make the Playoffs in 2013

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NHL Free Agency: Why the Minnesota Wild Will Not Make the Playoffs in 2013
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Yesterday, Minnesota went wild in free agency, signing the top forward and defenseman available in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, respectively.

OK, enough with the puns.

Anyways, the Wild made a huge splash and people are all of the sudden assuming that they will be one of the top teams in the Western Conference next season.

Sorry, this is hockey not basketball. It doesn't work that way.

There are several different factors that will provide huge obstacles to Minnesota becoming a force in the NHL.

Let's take a look at what some of those obstacles are.

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