Wild GM on Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues: 'Why can't it be this team?'

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Wild GM on Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues: 'Why can't it be this team?'
Wild GM on Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues: 'Why can't it be this team?'

There's a lot the Minnesota Wild can learn from the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues, especially considering the two franchises aren't much different in the grand scheme of things. While the Wild look like a team that has no business being mentioned as a Stanley Cup contender next season, neither did the Blues this time last year. After six consecutive playoff appearances for St. Louis, a disappointing season then had the Blues watching the NHL playoffs from home last season as the Washington Capitals went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. Instead of rebuilding, though, the Blues retooled, pulling off an incredible trade to acquire Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres, while signing veterans

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