With an aging cast of veterans signed to bloated contracts, it's only a matter of time before the Wild are pummeled to mediocrity by the salary cap. Yet there is one emerging star capable of leading us from this impending purgatory: Charlie Coyle. The 25-year-old center-winger is the complete package. At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, he nonetheless possesses the skill, stickhandling, and moves of a jitterbug. On a team generally starved for scoring and short on great prospects in the minors, he's the lone light among the Wild's younger crop suited to becoming a big-time NHL scorer. Coyle may not hit enough for his size — with the Wild, the lines for the men's room are more physical than the action on the ice. But if he learns to start laying the thunder, Coyle has the potential to become one of the best power forwards in the league.