Davey - Not saying you're wrong, I really hope you're correct, but I think you're pretty optimistic on these two.
As I posted in another thread, I'm bullish on both Nino and Coyle this year, because, for the Wild not to suck, these two really have to step up IMO.
Plus Parise is going to pull out a majical Big E. Staal season this year:
Big E. 33
I can easily see that scenario happening. My optimism took a huge hit during the Avs game. It was terrible to see how slow and disorganized the Wild was. Today's NHL is a speed game. Wild and speed with this roster seem to be mutually exclusive. Zooker is the only burner. Mikko, Staal, the 4th Liners all very slow. MiG and Parise are both really quick, but by no means speed burners. Nino and Coyle can get going but it takes them awhile to get up to speed, quickness a little lacking...