WILD’S WEEK AHEAD

(Games on FSN)

Sunday: 7 p.m. at Anaheim

Thursday: 7 p.m. vs. Columbus

Saturday: 5 p.m. vs. Anaheim

Player to watch: Brandon Saad, Columbus

The former Blackhawks young gun was stunned this summer when he was traded to the Blue Jackets in a salary-cap move.

VOICES

“In 2005 when I came in, [half the team] or the 4, 5, 6 defensemen, they couldn’t really skate.”

Zach Parise on the evolution of the fast NHL.