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Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche: Game 8

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Minnesota Wild (1-6-0) @ Colorado Avalanche (6-1-1)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CDT

Television: KSTC
Audio from tonight's game will be streamed live via WCCO on CBS radio.

For the Colorado perspective, check out Mile High Hockey

Wild.com Game Preview

Minnesota Wild

Colorado Avalanche

Forwards
Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Martin Havlat
Benoit Pouliot - Eric Belanger - Chuck Kobasew
Antti Miettinen - James Sheppard - Owen Nolan
Derek Boogaard -
Nathan Smith - Kyle Brodziak

Defense
Nick Schultz - Marek Zidlicky
Greg Zanon - Brent Burns
Shane Hnidy - Kim Johnsson

Goalies
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Forwards
Wojtek Wolski - Paul Stastny - Milan Hejduk
Darcy Tucker - Matt Duchene - Marek Svatos
Cody McLeod - T.J. Galiardi - David Jones
David Koci - Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Hendricks

Defense
Scott Hannan - Adam Foote
Brett Clark - Kyle Quincey
Tom Preissing - Kyle Cumiskey

Goalies
Craig Anderson
Peter Budaj

Questions to Answer

  1. Should the Wild look to the Avalanche as a team to emulate as part of a rebuilding process?
  2. Will Chuck Kobasew make a difference?
    Can the C on Mikko Koivu's chest have an impact?
    How is the green sweater going to look?
    Does Benoit Pouliot continue his solid play?