Minnesota Wild Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Minnesota Wild Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Minnesota Wild Stanley Cup Betting

The Minnesota Wild have produced their two best regular season win percentages in the last two years. But for all that success, the Wild were bounced in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs each time. The Wild may have a hard time duplicating their recent accomplishments for 2022-23. The Wild have a salary cap of $13 million less than the rest of the NHL because of buyouts to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. That situation has already cost the Wild the services of Kevin Fiala and Cam Talbot. In particular, Fiala will be difficult to replace as a dynamic offensive force. On the positive, Minnesota has good depth.

Minnesota Wild at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +2200 (Aug, 2022)

Western Conference Odds: +900 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Minnesota Wild had a record of 53-22-7 to finish 2nd in the Central Division. The Wild were eliminated in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the St. Louis Blues. Minnesota ranked 5th for goal scoring, 18th for power play efficiency, 16th for goals against, and 25th for penalty killing.

General manager Bill Guerin has been in his role since August 2019. Guerin fired head coach Bruce Boudreau in the middle of that first season and replaced him with Dean Evason, who was Boudreau’s assistant. Guerin played in the NHL and is given credit for his efforts and making the Wild a more exciting team to watch. Previously, Minnesota was long known as the most boring team in the NHL.

Head coach Dean Evason is a former journeyman NHL player that has been coaching at various levels and jobs since 1999. This is Evason’s first NHL head coaching position. Evason has a record of 96-42-12 and has led the Wild to three playoff berths in three opportunities.

Marc Andre Fleury was acquired at the 2022 trade deadline and is now the number one goaltender for the Wild. Fleury, age 37, is most recently known as the goaltender of the Vegas Golden Knights. He backstopped VGK to the 2018 Stanley Cup Final as a first year expansion team. Fleury was a member of three Stanley Cup championship teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a five-time All-Star. Last year he had a .910 save percentage at Minnesota in the regular season and .906 in the playoffs.

Minnesota Wild Seasons

2021-22 53-22-7 Lost First Round
2020-21 35-16-5 Lost First Round
2019-20 35-27-7 Lost Qualifying Round
2018-19 37-36-9 Did Not Qualify
2017-18 45-26-11 Lost First Round
2016-17 49-25-8 Lost First Round
2015-16 38-33-11 Lost First Round
2014-15 46-28-8 Lost Second Round
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Minnesota Wild History

The Minnesota Wild was founded in 2000 as an NHL expansion team. They arrived after seven dark seasons without the National Hockey League in the Twin Cities and the self-proclaimed “State of Hockey.” Minnesota went to the 2003 Conference Final as a Cinderella team. Since then, the Wild has never gone past the second round ever since. Under general manager Craig Leipold and head coach Dean Evason, the Wild is playing a much more entertaining style of hockey. For most of their existence, they were known as one of the most boring teams in the game.

The Wild are the second NHL team to open for business in Minnesota. The first NHL franchise in the Twin Cities was the Minnesota North Stars. The North Stars were part of the “second six.” Meaning that Minnesota was one of the six teams that were part of the 1967 Great Expansion. That year the NHL doubled in size from six to 12 teams. The North Stars began with great success and were one of the top drawing teams in the immediate years after expansion. But Minnesota was never dominant on the ice, and fans were tired of the mediocre play. Eventually, the North Stars began to lose big money in the late 1970s. Following a resurgence in the 1980s, they again struggled financially and moved to Dallas in 1993.

When the Minnesota Wild were born, they moved into a sparkling Xcel Energy Center, the modern type of arena that opened up additional revenue streams. The Wild have also done a far better job than the North Stars of community involvement and marketing. But a serious championship run remains an elusive goal in the State of Hockey.

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