The 2013-2014 Minnesota Wild Schedule has been released. In light of the realignment the Wild are apart of the new Central Division in the Western Conference which consists of the Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Winnipeg Jets, and Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota Wild fans will get to see the Wild start the season out with back-to-back games at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 3rd followed by the Anaheim Ducks on October 5th. Then the Wild will hit the road for the first road game of the season in Nashville against the Nashville Predators. The season will end with a three game homestand against the Bruins, Blues, Predators.
The season is interrupted as of February 9th because of the winter olympics which will be held in Sochi. The Wild’s final game before is at home against the Predators on the 7th. No other games are scheduled until February 27th when they are in Edmonton against the Oilers.
Some things that stand out:
- Zach Parise will play in New Jersey for the first time since signing with the Minnesota Wild last summer on March 20th.
- The Wild will play back-to-back games the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks on October 26th and October 28th. The game on October 28th will be the first time the Wild host the Blackhawks.
- One of the newest Minnesota Wild players Matt Cooke will face his former team at home on the April 5th.
The full schedule can be found here. It will be fun to see a full 82 game season and the exciting addition that all 30 teams will play in Minnesota at some point in the season.