Minnesota Wild News – 2013 Wild Updates
10/30/13 – 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.
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.
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