The Minnesota Wild clearly felt they needed to shake things up ahead of their Thursday night matchup against the Dallas Stars, and coach Dean Evason unveiled a quartet of new lines that gives off a feeling of terrible nostalgia or just pure intrigue.
Just take a gander at these:
Greenway - Eriksson Ek - Foligno
Fiala - Hartman - Zuccarello
Kaprizov - Rask - Gaudreau
Duhaime - Sturm - Pitlick
Firstly, the reunion of the top line is interesting enough by itself. That line was able to dominate possession enough to be one of the best to do it last season, but lacked some scoring punch with all players really just trying to jam their way into the net before the puck does.