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Minnesota Wild: 5 Things to watch in preseason opener

The Minnesota Wild open up their preseason schedule tonight against the Dallas Stars in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center. Yes, it’s only the preseason, but Wild hockey is back! Here are five things to watch for in the Wild preseason opener.

  1. The Zach Parise, Ryan Donato, Mats Zuccarello line. Ever since former general manager, Paul Fenton signed Mats Zuccarello I’ve been day dreaming of Zuccaello playing on the same line as Parise. It appears that I’ll be getting that wish as those two will flank youngster, Ryan Donato. Donato played center during his time at Harvard and by all accounts is on board with the switch from wing to center.