Expected Wild depth chart

I’m well aware of the flagrant time lapse between posts.

How long’s it been?

Well, for starters, the Vikings didn’t expect much from Adrian Peterson in 2012, rather they crossed their fingers hoping Peterson could stay healthy for 16 games.

Also, we still fully expected the NHL to resolve its labor dispute without losing any regular-season games, and Denard Span and Ben Revere appeared to comprise two-thirds of the Twins’ long-term outfield.

Yeah, it’s been a while.

Anyways, I felt the urge to pass this along, from a St. Paul Pioneer Press story on the Wild. It’s their presumed depth chart with training camp soon to open (just look at that first line):


Forward lines

• Dany Heatley-Mikko Koivu-Zach Parise

• Matt Cullen-Mikael Granlund-Devin Setoguchi

• Pierre-Marc Bouchard-Kyle Brodziak-Cal Clutterbuck

• Darroll Powe-Zenon Konopka-Torrey Mitchell

Defensive pairings

• Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon

• Tom Gilbert-Marco Scandella

• Clayton Stoner-Justin Falk or Nate Prosser


• Niklas Backstrom

• Josh Harding


• Stephane Veilleux, Matt Kassian, Jake Dowell, Nick Palmieri

Notes: Bouchard not yet cleared to play; Scandella out with groin injury; Palmieri not yet signed. Defensive prospect Matt Dumba also has been invited to camp.