Long story short, the Wild simply don't know how to lose properly. Sitting tenth in the standings behind Dallas is one thing, but the Stars have lost 30 of their 53 games this season. They simply have the good taste to stretch those games into overtime, as evidenced by their 11 OTL's this year. On straight wins and losses, the Wild are actually in the top eight of the Western conference as of today (figuring in a tiebreaker scenario over Calgary). Maybe it's time for Wild fans to join the movement to change the way the points are distributed in terms of wins and losses?
I've acutally worked out what the West would look like today under a couple of different scenarios. Here are the results: