Minnesota Wild 2014 News and Updates
3/11/14 – Of the nine remaining regular-season games at Xcel Energy Center, the cheapest games will be played this week. First, the Wild will host the Edmonton Oilers (avg. $96) where Minnesota will look to get the season sweep. Thursday, the New York Rangers (avg. $91) will be in town and the Minnesota Wild will look to reverse December’s 1-4 loss. With 18 games remaining, the Wild are four points ahead of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. In a massive deal with the Buffalo Sabres right as the NHL trade deadline was closing, the Wild acquired star forward Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick in exchange for Torrey Mitchell and a second-round draft pick. The move proved that the organization was ready to make a run deep into the playoffs.
3/4/14 – The rumor mill was churning this morning with talks of the Wild acquiring Jaroslav Halak or Martin Brodeur as they made it clear they were in the market for a goaltender; instead, Minnesota went with veteran goalie Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round pick. The new lineup will next take home ice Sunday against the St. Louis Blues in which Minnesota Wild tickets are averaging $127.
… moreThe March 9 meeting will be the first of four in a row at Xcel Energy Center.
2/25/14 - The Minnesota Wild will return a number of talented Olympians—including Mikael Granlund & Mikko Koivu (Finland), Zach Parise & Ryan Suter (USA) and Nino Niederreiter (Switzerland)—who are all expected to play in the first post-Olympic game Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild are currently ahead by five points in the Western Division race for the wild card. Though this healthy lead should hold off competition for a while, Minnesota is looking at a tough March schedule that includes 14 games in 24 days. There will be no room for slip-ups, so get Minnesota Wild tickets if you want to see some intense action! The Calgary Flames will be the Wild's first opponents at home; tickets start at $37 in the Upper Level and $67 in the Lower Level.
2/21/14 – The Wild returned from their Olympic break Wednesday at the Braemar Arena in Edina without their goaltender Josh Harding who has been out with multiple sclerosis medication issues since January 2. The Wild’s goalie led the league with a 1.65 goals-against average and was third with a .933 save percentage before being placed on injured reserve. The Wild did call up defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Jake Dowell from their AHL team in Des Moines and will return to Xcel Energy Center Mar 3 to play the Calgary Flames. The young club is currently in sixth in the East and will look to secure at least a Wild Card berth in the NHL playoffs this year.
2/4/14 – Tonight’s matchup against the Lightning in Minnesota is the second and final meeting this season for the two teams. Ninety minutes before the puck drops, last minute Minnesota Wild tickets are available from $36. Fans who cannot make the game Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center, grab Wild tickets for Thursday’s matchup against the Predators for a similar price, upwards of $38. Three weeks ago the Wild shutout Nashville 4-0 with goals from Dany Heatley and Jason Zucker in the first period and from Matt Cooke and Marco Scandella in the third.
1/30/14 – The Wild picked up a road win in Anaheim Tuesday night against the best team in the NHL. It was just the second loss in regulation for the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Minnesota will take their physicality to Colorado Thursday where they’ll try to stop the Av’s Gabriel Landeskog who has been a point-per-game player in the last 17. Minnesota Wild tickets at Xcel Energy Center are hovering around the league average at $122 for remaining home games, 40% less than they were at the beginning of the year.
3/22/13 - At the halfway point of the NHL season, the Minnesota Wild lead the Northwest Division. With significant contributions from free-agent acquisitions — Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter — the team is on its way to the NHL Playoffs. Youngsters Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker give us the impression that the future is bright in Minnesota. A couple more years with this team playing together and the MN Wild will be in position to win their first Stanley Cup.
Minnesota Wild 2013-2014 Season
The Wild exited the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
in the first round after losing to the eventual Cup champs, Chicago Blackhawks. The beginning of the 2013-14 year had a different story, Minnesota handed Chicago its first regulation home defeat this season. But, in their second meeting two nights later, it was the Blackhawks who were victorious over the Wild. Inter-conference games between the Pittsburgh Penguins (4/5), Buffalo Sabres (1/2), and Washington Capitals (1/4) are the most expensive games on the Minnesota Wild schedule. One to mark on your calendars: Zach Parise return
to Prudential Center on 3/20. New Jersey Devils vs. Minnesota Wild tickets for the game start at $23. Overall, the price of Wild tickets at Xcel Energy Center are up 75%
after making their first post-season appearance since 2008.
Following the many additions to the Wild roster in the 2012 off-season, Minnesota Wild tickets increased 46% on the secondary market. Now averaging $111, MN Wild tickets are still under the League average. The most expensive game on the Minnesota Wild schedule is against the Chicago Blackhawks (4/9) who started the season with the team's longest win streak in history and a 20-0-3 record.
The Vancouver Canucks are usually the team we see at the top of the Northwest Division. Matches against the Canucks at Xcel Energy Center averaged $100 (2/7) and $120 (3/10). The Wild's latest 4-2 win over division rival Canucks, put Minnesota third overall in the West. Unfortunately, this rivalry, which seems to be evolving, may change with the (potential) realignment.
If you're a sports fan living in Minnesota consider this — the average Wild tickets are $111, Timberwolves tickets $41 (cheapest in NBA), and Twins tickets $28 (2nd cheapest in MLB).