League: Western Conference Central Division
Head Coach: Bruce Boudreau
Team Mascot: Nordy
Year Opened: 2000
City / State: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Wild vs Blackhawks
Rival Team: Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks and North Stars had a fierce rivalry during both teams time in the Norris Division and now that Chicago and Minnesota once again share a division the hate has been rekindled. The fact the two teams met in the playoffs three straight years from 2013 to 2015 has also played a significant role in turning the Wild-Blackhawks rivalry into one of the best in the Central Division.
Wild vs Stars
Rival Team: Dallas Stars
Fuck Norm Green! Minnesotans hate the Stars after they were taken from them in 1993. The rivalry goes beyond the ice for Wild fans and even though the Stars departure happened over 20 years ago many still haven’t gotten over it. You’ll find a hostile environment whenever the Stars are in town, so be in attendance for this matchup if you want to see The X at its best.
Wild vs Avalanche
Rival Team: Colorado Avalanche
The Wild-Avalanche rivalry is a budding rivalry in the Central Division. In 2014, these two teams met in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Wild upset the top-seeded Avalanche in seven games. A couple of years later the Wild narrowly beat out the Avs for the last spot in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. There is always a lot at stake when these two get together so don’t miss your chance to see the Wild take on the Avs.