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Continued: Souhan: Wild lives up to Yeo's promise to be more aggressive

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 4, 2013 - 1:03 AM

The Wild’s first line is its most expensive, by far. The second line, featuring Coyle, Niederreiter and Heatley, might be its most intriguing.

Niederreiter looks like a keeper. Coyle was often the Wild’s best forward Thursday. Heatley is in the last year of his contract. The Wild might use his salary slot to pursue Thomas Vanek. So the Wild needs to try to extract one good season from Heatley and he needs to re-establish his value heading into free agency.

The second line could be fun to watch, but if you’re owner Craig Leipold, you want to see results from the big-money boys on the first line.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib. • jsouhan@startribune.com

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