Good choice of team.
Bad choice for your NHL team though.
First and foremost for the Vikes you should get to know our punter, Chris Kluwe. You probably saw him a lot this year and he will likely be out there a lot again next year. All joking aside, he is a solid punter.
The two guys on the D-Line you are referring to are Kevin Williams (#93) and Pat Williams (#94). They are of no relation, but both are Pro-Bowl caliber players.
Some of my favorites to watch include:
Adrian Peterson-That's obvious
E.J. Henderson-#56-The middle linebacker for the Vikes who has really become a very good LB. Struggled his first few seasons but has really found himself and become a key player on the defense.
Steve Hutchinson-#62-The All-World left-guard. He's been a dominant force on the O-Line and one of the players that makes the offense go.
I'll add more later, but those are some of the marquee names.