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Minnesota finds the right blend of role players

Minnesota has discovered expanion team success through chemistry.

Updated: January 15, 2001, 10:42 AM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

Rotating captains

Instead of naming one captain for the entire season, the Wild have rotated the captaincy on a monthly basis.

Sean O'Donnell wore the title first, followed by Scott Pellerin, Wes Walz and Brad Bombardir, who currently has the honor. And that's the reason the team adopted the unique system – to make the position an honored one, something players covet and work for.

"It's not a common thing," said coach Jacques Lemaire. "But I've ...

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