The Minnesota Wild had a very Minnesota Wild game against the Seattle Kraken. Here is 4 Things from Saturday’s 4-2 win:
1 — Rem Pitlick has taken his time to learn, and now he’s getting rewarded.
It is very normal for a player to join a new organization and not see actual gameplay for a little bit. The coaching staff want to get hours and hours of their system drilled into the player before they step on the ice when it counts, and Rem Pitlick has seemed to earn that trust. It certainly helped that when he was in COVID protocol with Mats Zuccarello, and Jordan Greenway was out for a few games with an injury, Dean Evason was given the opportunity to play with his lines a bit, solidifying some combinations and then filling in the holes with the returning players like Pitlick.