Well, for one, it is likely that the Coyotes aren't necessarily "much less talented" than the Wild. Some good players on that team and they play as a unit, a solid overall defensive game.
Secondly, as was already stated several times, Kuemper may simply have finally come into his own in a situation where the Coyotes didn't have much else to lose by putting him in when Raanta went down and they opted Adin Hill to the minors.
Again, the Wild, when Kuemper was here, were not in a pos
If I remember right they even had to bring in Bryzgalov because Kuemps just wasn't reliable on a consistent basis with the Wild.. he had games here and there where he would look like a NHL starter and then stretches where he would let in plenty of softies and looked like an AHL backup.
I don't disagree with you. I think Dubnyk is getting to an age where he probably does need more rest. And the last two seasons we keep hearing Stalock is going to get more games, but in the end, it's generally around 20 games, which is not going to help either goaltender...
Wild management never put trust in Kuemper. That can be said for a lot of Wild players they get, try to use for a bit but the long and short of it all is it puts doubt in a players mind along with instability. That causes question and doubt which weighs heavy; causes too much burden. And that creates a lack of confidence.
I laugh at the "I told you so" folks who told us so and are constantly proven wrong then try to defend their opinion.
Do not remember which team (probably Flyers) tried 7 different goalies during the season by looking for the best one (Hart). St.Louis found a good one ( Binnington) which helped to improve significantly their stats as well their standings.