- Oct 24, 2013
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I don't know about that. While the odds are not great on the Wolves there is at least some hope that a small market/non-traditional power can get to the Finals (based on teams getting there in the past few years like Miami, Phoenix and Milwaukee). If Golden St/Phoenix gets bogged down with an injury or two, why not.
FiveThirtyEight gives them a 3% chance this year. Doesn't sound like much, but when they have been in the Blutarsky (zero point zero) range for nearly 2 decades, that's a huge leap forward.
The core is young, so perhaps it's sustainable for a few years as well. My ranking would be the same as Facts.
For the Wild though, I think it rests with the hopes this year. Game on.
The Vikings are hard to slot with the unknowns of Free Agents being finalized and the Draft.
I pretty much agree with this as well. I think the Vikings have a chance to surpass the Wolves on this list, but there are still unknowns there.
We know that the Wolves will at least make a play in game in the playoffs, and the Wild are likely to make the playoffs. That automatically rises them to the top.
We're just hoping the Vikings and Twins can approach that level later this year.