The Minnesota Wild entered this offseason with the most positive momentum in some time. They won a playoff series - first time since 2003 - and could have gone to the Western Conference finals.
Their roster is loaded with young stars and yet there seemed to be something missing during the six-game second round loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. It was even prevalent in the seven-game first round win over the Colorado Avalanche. They needed more offense - finished tied for 24th in the league at 2.43 goals per game - and help on the power play - 16th in the league at 17.9 percent.
There was also the issue of needing a physical presence on the blue line, especially after Clayton Stoner signed with the Anaheim Ducks.
Here are the moves the team made adding players to the roster.