Minnesota Wild Minneapolis Tickets
The Minnesota Wild play in the Central Division of the NHL’s Western Conference. Based in St. Paul, the Wild are the only Major League sports franchise to operate in the city. One of the comparatively newer expansion franchises in the NHL, the Wild are continuously evolving and trying to improve yearly. In recent years, the Wild have become playoff regulars, though they have been unable to go all the way and win the Stanley Cup. As part of the NHL’s Stadium Series, the Wild will play a regular season game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. To catch the game live, get Minnesota Wild Minneapolis tickets now.
The last NHL team to play from Minnesota was the Minnesota North Stars, who, after the 1993 season, moved to Dallas. That left the state of Minnesota without a professional hockey team for seven years. There was a movement, spearheaded by the Mayor Norm Coleman, to ensure that Minnesota got an expansion franchise in the NHL. From among six possible team names, the Minnesota Wild was chosen as the official name of the franchise and unveiled to the public on January 22, 1998.
The Wild in the NHL
The team played their first NHL season in 2000-01 and had an average season like most expansion franchises. The team made their first playoff appearance in the 2002-2003 season and made a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals though they did not win. They would next reach the playoffs in the 2006-07 season.
The team had a successful 2008 season, and won their first Division Championship. Capping off a very strong season, the team set new franchise records all over. However they lost to eventual Stanley Cup winners Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the play offs.
In recent years, the team has become regular playoff contenders but cannot seem to progress to the latter stages of the post season. Could this be their year? Only time will tell.
You can catch the team live in action as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks at the TCF Bank Stadium by getting Minnesota Wild Minneapolis tickets now.