MINNESOTA WILD 2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW:
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MINNESOTA WILD EXPERIENCE:
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Stadium: Xcel Energy Center
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Northwest Division
Minnesota Wild Stanley Cup Titles: None yet
Minnesota Wild Conference Championships: None yet
Notable Players: Marian Gobrik, Andrew Brunette
The Minnesota Wild play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was formed in 2000 as a part of that years NHL expansion. The Wild would have a rough start in its first two season, as do most expansion teams, although the team did show some promise and talent on which it could base its future success. In 2003 the Minnesota Wild made its first playoff appearance, making it all the way to the finals of the Western Conference, only to lose to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. The team would struggle with contract negotiations and injuries in the following seasons. The 2004/2005 lock out also halted the team's development. In 2007, the Wild made its second playoff appearance, losing again to Anaheim, but this time the Ducks were on their way to a Stanley Cup win.
The Minnesota Wild plays their home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The arena holds just over 18,000 spectators. Every game so far in the history of the Wild has been a sell out, so the excitement at a Minnesota game is palpable. Buy Minnesota Wild tickets today and watch the Minnesota Wild begin to build a hockey dynasty!
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