It was only a few years ago that the Wild had one of, if not the best, top-ranked farm system in the NHL. But some of those top picks have been traded for past-their-prime veterans like Jason Pominville or Matt Moulson. The Wild also haven't gotten the most out of
guys like Matthew Dumba and Jonas Brodin yet. As such, you accept the fact Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are their only stars.
Parise is 32-years-old, a popular time for veterans to slow down. Suter will remain a force on the backend, but the Wild need their young guys to be able to play more minutes before he wears out. Also, Mikko Koivu is turning 34 in March. Alex Tuch and Joel Eriksson Ek give them some prospects to be excited about, but they may not be ready for the big leagues by the time the Wild's Cup window closes.