1. How will the team look with the season ready line up together for the first time? Looked good for the first half of the game, then fell apart. Lost to the bottom of the depth chart in Columbus. Not good.
2. Sounds like Backstrom for two, Borat for one. Can the two goalies show some solid backstopping today? It ended up Backstrom for all three. It made no difference.
3. How will Clutterbuck do, playing out of position and on a scoring line? He certainly was not mentioned much tonight. He looked to have changed his game a bit to fit with what the second line is intended for. A non-factor.
4. With injuries mounting, can the Wild escape back to Saint Paul unscathed? Negative. Marek Zidlicky was injured early on and would miss nearly the entire game. Listed day-to-day with a charley horse.
5. Can the team defense finally play... you know... some defense? For the first half of the game, yes. For the second half? Nope.