A Wild new look?

11 Oct

“Dear San Jose, thank you.”

That was the thought that kept entering my head all Saturday night long and even after attending the Minnesota Wild 2011 season opening game October 8th.  Since being a product the last few years that was incredibly boring most of the time, in my eyes anyway, it was so refreshing to see a different “style” emulate from this hockey team.  The Wild’s offseason trade for players Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi with San Jose certainly seems to be the right decision thus far.  The speed was fast, the aggression obvious, and the shots were indeed on goal (memo to Antti Miettinen) as both Heatley and Setoguchi managed to score a goal in the Wild’s 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  An excited crowd thoughout, the only calm was during the opening tribute to the late Derek Boogaard and Pavol Demitra, former Wild players who passed away in the off season in completely opposite circumstances.  The team will wear a sticker of Boogaard and Demitra’s former numbers on their helmets all season long.  Also, kudos to the new organ jingles…did they hire someone new?  A new season was off to a good start, both for fans and the team!

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