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...
Also remember this, the wild were desperate for goaltending when kuemper showed promise, and yes he did show promise.
They overpaid him because they had few options, then he got concussed, and never really looked the same.
Also remember, all big name talent starts out as up and comers.
I believe Arizona is at that stage with some of its players.
Kuemper was never able to take that #1 job. He couldn't beat out Niklas Backstrom in 12-13. Then he couldn't beat out Josh Harding in 13-14. Then in 14-15 they traded for Dubnyk because again, Kuemper couldn't get it done. At some point teams cut bait with players because there are others moving though the system that are overtaking them, or they see an opportunity to get someone better. Just because Kuemper figured it out this season doesn't mean he ever would have figured it out here.
Truth, As long as BB is here.
More so than most teams the Wild live and die with their goalie(s).
If the O could dominate more of the games and score enough to overcome a not so good outing by Dubs or Stalock, We'd be in much better shape. And I have to think that would ease the pressure on our goalies as a result.
But since that's not the case, Maybe that's why BB goes with 'his best chance' with Dubnyk night after night.