PHT Morning Skate: Wild can surprise; Improving in-arena experience

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• Who will the Minnesota Wild protect ahead of the 2021 expansion draft? (Hockey Wilderness)

• Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau thinks his team is going to surprise a lot of people. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

• Here are 10 questions facing the Dallas Stars this season. (Dallas Morning News)

• The Brent Burns trade is the second most important in San Jose Sharks franchise history. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Which players on the Predators roster are facing the most pressure in 2019-20? (Predlines)

Ryan Reaves can chirp somebody for you for a small fee. (Knights on Ice)

• Who will skate on the New Jersey Devils power play this year? (All About the Jersey)

• Nova Caps Fans ranks the defensive units in the Metropolitan Division. (Nova Caps Fans)

• Here are five things to look forward to with the Blue Jackets this season. (The Cannon)

• ESPN breaks down six ways the NHL can improve their in-arena experience for fans. (ESPN)

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