Minnesota has good ingredients

Chemistry has a lot to do with why the Minnesota Wild have played so well of late.

Updated: January 12, 2001, 4:51 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

Rotating captains

All season, the Wild have rotated the team captaincy on a monthly basis.

Sean O'Donnell went first, and he was followed by Scott Pellerin, Wes Walz and Brad Bombardir, who currently has the honor. And that's the reason the team went with this unique system -- to make the position an honored one, something players coveted and worked for.

"It's not a common thing," admitted coach Jacques Lemaire. "But I've seen, so many times through ...

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