Thursday, June 28, 2012

Guillaume Latendresse to Test Free Agency

It appears the Minnesota Wild won't have Guillaume Latendresse returning for the 2012-13 season.

After trying to sign Latendresse to a new contract, the forward said he is planning on testing the waters of free agency. Latendresse is seeking a team closer to his home in Montreal so he can spend more time with his four year old son, Hayden.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Minnesota Wild Announce Preseason Schedule

The Minnesota Wild announced their preseason schedule. Oolala! I can't wait to join Nordy and the gain at the Xcel Energy Center! Take a peak at the preseason schedule and plan ahead.

Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Dallas Stars CenturyLink Arena 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26 Dallas Stars Xcel Energy Center 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 27 St. Louis Blues Xcel Energy Center 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29 at St. Louis Blues Scottrade Center 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 Winnipeg Jets Xcel Energy Center 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4 at Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6 at Calgary Flames Scotiabank Saddledome 8:00 p.m.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Xcel Energy Center Photos

I recently went around Minneapolis, St. Paul and a few of the surrounding suburbs to take photos of all the great venues! I took pictures of 24 total venues.

Enjoy these Xcel Energy Center photos.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Minnesota Wild NHL Team

The The Minnesota Wild are the NHL team for the state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild play their home games at Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minnesota.

The NHL Wild is part of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Minnesota Wild history began in 1997 when the National Hockey League announced that Minnesota had been awarded an expansion franchise to begin play in the 2000-2001 NHL season.

The six final team names for the new Minnesota NHL franchise were: Minnesota Blue Ox, Minnesota Freeze, Minnesota Northern Lights, Minnesota Voyageurs, Minnesota White Bears and Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Wild name was officially chosen the following year along with the Minnesota Wild team colors of red, white, green and gold.

The Minnesota Wild logo is a bear head made to look like the Minnesota wilderness, complete with Minnesota pine trees and a meandering Minnesota River. The Minnesota Wild home jersey uses the primary Wild logo within a circle with the words Minnesota Wild in the circle, on a jersey primarily of red.