Chicago Blackhawks won't be taking Minnesota Wild for granted

Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom during...

Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell celebrates his goal on Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Chicago, Illinois, March 5, 2013. (REUTERS)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:36 PM ET

CHICAGO - The Minnesota Wild should be up against some low-seeded underachiever in the first round of the playoffs.

Instead, they ARE the low seeded underachiever.

After spending almost $200 million on the two biggest fish in the free agent pond – Ryan Suter and Zach Parise – Minnesota fought it all year, scoring the fewest goals of any Western Conference playoff team, allowing the most and limping down the stretch before finally sneaking into the post-season on the final day.


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