What have we learned two weeks into the season? The following:
1. The Wild are a playoff team, allbeit not a great one.
2. Benoit Pouliot can make a contribution. DR's off the hook for another game.
3. Backstrom needs an extension sooner rather than later.
4. Koivu's an all-star.
5. Boneless buffalo wings were a terrific invention.
6. Gopher coach Don Lucia needs a new hairdo.
7. Skoula's not that bad. Not that good either.
8. Mike Russo used to live in Florida. Cheap shot, I know.
9. Gaborik needs to go, sooner rather than later.
10. Malkin is better than Crosby.