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What If?

What would happen if the Wild decided '24 was youth movement year? What if we started on our roster rookies like Khusnutdinov, Ohgren, Wallstedt, Yurov, Hunt, Chisholm? What if Heidt was in that picture too?

We'd already have young players in Boldy, Rossi, maybe Shaw, Faber in the mix. Kaprizov and Ek would be in their prime. That's 13 young players that can be paired with 9 vets. I'm pretty sure I'm missing a player too.

Would that amount of youth infusion take us back to the playoffs? I say playoffs, because I wouldn't expect this roster to contend that young. There are also a couple of depth guys in Bankier and Milne who, with a big offseason, could make some noise in training camp. 

Lastly, what would the fanbase think of going full youth movement? Would they support the team even though mistakes will happen? Will they be loud at home helping the team re-establish home ice advantage? Will they show up? 

I'd rather start out this way next season, save cap room for the TDL and let these kids gel together. At least you'll know where your holes are. 

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