-2nd most "pts" in NHL.
-Have 2-4 games in hand of everyone else "close" to them.
-best goalie in Hockey thus far
-best goal differential in WC thus far
At this point, I definitely think they are the #3 team in the WC overall. I put the Sharks and Blackhawks as "better" teams then them at this stage overall, but I think the gap is quickly shrinking. The key is the Wild need to get a little more consistent putting pucks in the net.
I think if they have another good week or two they surpass San Jose in my mind, and then the question becomes when/how/can they end up being a "better" team then the Blackhawks?