Heatley & Setoguchi could provide huge offensive boost

The Minnesota Wild scored the fifth fewest goals in the NHL last season. With Saturday's season opener just days away Minnesota is confident they will improve their goal-scoring with a high powered first line featuring Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi.
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The Minnesota Wild scored the fifth fewest goals in the NHL last season. With Saturday's season opener just days away Minnesota is confident they will improve their goal-scoring with a high powered first line featuring Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi.

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