On cue with the eve of the Wild’s preseason opener, temperatures dipped last night in the Minnesota. It was as if the opening NHL contest brought with it hockey weather. Tonight, the Wild opens the preseason at Xcel Energy Center against the split-squad Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
The Wild lineup will boast a mix of veterans and young players auditioning for roster spots once the regular season rolls around.
With the Wild’s top line out of tomorrow night’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets (check out the Lighthouse’s lineup post from earlier today), the club’s focus at today’s training camp practice, presented by Andersen Windows, was on the power play and special teams.
The day before the Minnesota Wild opens the preseason, the Lighthouse learned the lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota will use tomorrow’s game as an audition for youngsters and give a few new veterans a chance to acclimatize to the club’s systems and surroundings.
Minnesota Wild fans of all ages picked practice over watching Saturday morning cartoons today, as the club opened the doors of Xcel Energy Center for day three of training camp, presented by Andersen Windows.
While Xcel Energy Center arena workers moved the NHL banners hanging in the rafters to reflect the shifting National Hockey League divisions, today’s Minnesota Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, featured a scrimmage with the players splitting into Green and White (Group A wore white, while Group B was in green).
The Minnesota Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, will open the doors of Xcel Energy Center at 11 a.m. Sunday for a Green vs. White scrimmage. The event is free and open to the public.
If you can’t make it to the Twin Cities on Sunday don’t sweat it because Wild.com will live stream the scrimmage. Wild Radio Host Kevin Falness will emcee the broadcast alongside FOX Sports North analysts Mike Greenlay and Wes Walz.
The Minnesota Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, opened today, but not in the familiar confines of Xcel Energy Center. No, tonight the Wild’s home barn will play host to country music mega-star Blake Shelton, so the club practiced at Ridder Arena, home of the national champion Gopher women’s hockey team.
With only two days until the official start of the 2013 Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, a majority of the team was on the ice at Xcel Energy Center for an informal skate today.
Fifteen prospects have been added to the Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, after an initial roster was released earlier today. In all, 51 players have been invited to Wild camp. Click here for the full roster.
The Minnesota Wild has gone through a number of changes since last season: trades, free agent signings and a new road white sweater. Now the team’s blog, View From the Lighthouse will be undergoing an overhaul of its own.
We are moving the Lighthouse to the League’s content management system. Moving the blog to the League’s CMS will streamline posts and content throughout all digital platforms, including mobile devices.