Maybe this ages me a bit but I remember my first and last Minnesota North Stars game. My first was back in 1982 in a game against the Los Angeles Kings and my last was ten years later when the North Stars played the Ottawa Senators. In both games the North Stars won, but with dramatically different rosters. Steve Payne, Neal Broten, Dino Ciccarelli and Bryan Bellows back in 1982; Mike Modano, Dave Gagner and Russ Courtnall in 1992. We all know what happened in 1993. The team moved and did its best to forget about its past. Fans like myself have not forgotten. Wild fans have not forgotten how good it felt back on 2000, when their new team stomped Minnesota's former team 6-0. I still relish every Dallas defeat, especially at the hands of the Wild. With the Wild and Stars now in the same division, they are fighting for a spot in the playoffs and its very likely they'll be the ones battling for that last spot. Niether wants to be the one without a spot when the music stops.
I guess its only appropriate that Dallas comes to town on Hockey Day Minnesota, as the State of Hockey celebrates its hockey heritage. The Wild had a rude awakening the last time the Stars came to town, and I'm sure Wild fans would like to see more misery inflicted upon Dallas. Can the Wild cap off Hockey Day Minnesota with a victory or will the Stars sour the good feelings on a day of celevration? Oh, and one more thing, Norm Green sucks!
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