Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Minnesota Wild 2010 Schedule Thoughts

Minnesota Wild winger and fan favorite Cal Clutterbuck
The Minnesota Wild released their schedule on June 22 for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. The Wild will open their season on October 7th against the Carolina Hurricanes. It is neither in Minnesota nor Carolina. The game will be played in Finland. Yes, Finland. Actually, the first 2 games of the season will be played in Finland against the Hurricanes. The Minnesota Wild feature Finnish cover boy Mikko Koivu, Antii Miettinen, and goaltender Niklas Backstrom. Not to mention the Wild just drafted Finland star Mikael Granlund. This will be the first international game for the Wild.

Of course there are 80 other games on the Minnesota Wild's 2010-2011 schedule. Here are some notes and games I am looking forward to on the schedule:

-40 home games, 40 away games, 2 games in Finland
-The Wild will play each team in the Northwest Division 6 times (24 games total)
-Will play Western Conference's Pacific and Central Division teams 4 times each (totalling 40 games)
-18 games against the Eastern Conference
-vs. Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 30, Feb. 28
-vs. New York Rangers Nov. 20 (Gaborik may actually play this time around, who knows)
-vs. Nashville Predators Dec. 31 (Friday, New Year's Eve game)
-vs. Dallas April 10 (last game of the season)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i wish Washington or Pittsburgh would play at the X this year. Lookin forward to the Chicago games though.