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Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks Show Promise This Season

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

There is no doubt that both the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks can cause some noise when it comes to the playoffs.

They are two teams that can be a real threat to the teams in the Western Conference. Coming into their matchup, the Canucks and Wild are the Wild Card leaders. And it appears as of right now both of these teams could make a huge impact when it comes to who is in and who is out. Both of these teams are formidable and fight until the very end, as both teams showed in tonight’s game.

The Canucks are led by Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, known as the Sedin twins, and Roberto Luongo, who is one of the better goaltenders in the league. He struggled near the end of the prime of his career, but seems to have regained his form. You could argue that this could be one of the better teams in Canada.

And the Wild are led by Zach Parise, who is enjoying playing at home as he has scored 12 goals at home, as well as Mikko Koivu, who is always a threat to make a play on the puck. This team is coming off of a playoff appearance last season and no matter who they end up playing, they always give the opponent a fight no matter where they end up in the playoffs.

No matter where these two teams end up when it comes to season’s end, you can count on both of these clubs to become a legitimate contender when it comes to playing into late February and March. Perhaps both of these teams will make an appearance come playoff time in April. But it is certain that these two teams are two Western Conference teams that have quite a bit going for them and have promising season’s ahead of them.

 Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.