In what is becoming one of our new features, we're reaching out to the SBN blogs of our opponents on Game Day to get a sense of the match-up from the other side. Today, I posed three questions to Bryan Reynolds, who is one of the managing editors over at Hockey Wilderness. Without further ado...

1. Obviously, Parise is killing it in the early going. How much impact has he had on the rest of the offense, both in terms of his linemates and in terms of the other lines?

The impact has been huge for the top line, and for the team, but has not translated at all below the first line, if that makes sense. The Wild have been so terrible at scoring goals, that one guy doing so is a massive improvement. Dany Heatley probably feels like he is 24 again, and Mikko Koivu has got to love the upgrade from Andrew Brunette and Antti Miettinen just two years ago. Beyond that, the second through fourth lines have been non-existent when it comes to scoring. That has been the Achilles heel of the Wild so far this season.