It appears it's not just those of us at Hockey Wilderness noticing the turn around in the number and quality of prospects. Its an Insider article, but here is what is wrote about the Wilds prospects ranked 6 in the NHL.
6. Minnesota Wild
The Wild made a big splash at this year's draft by selecting D Jonas Brodin (10th overall, 2011) and acquiring Charlie Coyle (28th overall, 2010) from San Jose. Along with flying Finn forward Mikael Granlund (ninth overall, 2010), they lead a list of strong prospects who will find their way into the NHL. Brodin's skating and his ability to process the game and retrieve pucks will make him a regular in the NHL sooner rather than later. Coyle is the prototypical power forward who excels at both ends of the ice with intelligence and playmaking ability.
Also on the radar: Johan Larsson (56th overall, 2010).
Total number of top prospects: 12
Also of note is the Sharks are ranked number 30th after the summers trades.