The Minnesota Wild have few positions of depth in the organization. Years of poor drafting will do that. One of those areas of strength has long been goaltending. After signing Niklas Backstrom out of Finland, the Wild stock piled goalies in hopes of finding the next "goalie of the future." Right now... only one of them that is eligible to play in the NHL is healthy.
Last night, despite stopping all 24 shots the Coyotes put on him, Josh Harding was pulled with what Russo reported was a "tweak," and did not return to the game. Backup, and now starter, Matt Hackett came in and the Wild wound up winning, but only after the game went to the skills competition.
No big deal, right? Goalie was hurt, backup comes in. What's the big deal?
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