People who know me might tell you that I can be brutally honest at times. This is one of those times.
We're screwed people. Or.............(dramatic sound effect).................are we?
With the Atlanta Thrashers (seemingly) imminent move to Winnipeg, there is certainly going to be a realignment of the divisions. Barring a complete overhaul of the divisions and conferences, the Wild will most likely end up in the same division as the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, perennial playoff contender and general nuisance Nashville Predators, and of course the Detroit Red Wings. (And some other team whose name escapes me right now, it's like the Reds or some shit like that)* Of course, assuming that the Blue Jackets move to the Eastern Conference.
So let's take a look at how the Wild have fared against their (possible) new division rivals, hmmm?
*Denotes sarcasmWhile the Western Conference's Central Division may seem like a division that the Wild would struggle in, throughout the years, the Wild have been fairly successful against the Central division. The all-time series records look like this:
Wild vs. Blackhawks: 23-12-1
Wild vs. Red Wings: 9-24-3
Wild vs. Predators: 16-15-5
Wild vs. St. Louis: 17-14-5
and the BJ's, just in case they aren't the ones who move: 18-16-1
And while I realize these numbers mean next to nothing, I thought it would be a fun thing to do, considering that the Wild aren't in playoffs, and they and every other team in this frozen wasteland is an unholy abomination left out at sea to rot and sink to the bottom of the abyss for all eternity......
But I digress
Bottom line, Wild changing divisions, might not be completely screwed, but perhaps we'll just see now won't we?
PS. Forgive my lack of writing skills.