If that video didn't get you pumped up for the 2017-2018 Minnesota Wild season in the State of Hockey's Capital City, these other things might help.
Amp up competition
The Wild has to be on its A-game every time the players step on the ice and, as members of the team of 18,000, we need to match their mindset. Luckily, there are a few local gems that can help you prime this mentality. Stop by The Nook for a round of bowling. Take on the bubble hockey and skeeball at Rival House.
Switch your (food) line
It’s great to know your go-to roster of restaurants, and you’ll often find us around Tom Reid’s, Cossetta’s or Pazzaluna before a regular season game. For the playoffs, though, it’s time to add something new to your line. We’ve got a few newer favorites as well: Handsome Hog in Lowertown, Mucci’s Italian near West 7th and Heirloom off the Lake Street bridge.
Hang with Nordy’s cousins
Nobody knows what kind of animal Nordy is—according to his official roster biography, he was found skating open lakes near Eveleth, Minnesota. However, you can find Nordy’s cousins of the animal kingdom at Como Zoo and Conservatory, where you’ll find polar bears, sea lions, big cats and so much more.
Discover wild beauty
Pre-game with some warm spring air and check out the 26.2 miles of the Mississippi River and Recreation Area—a national park that stretches through Saint Paul. Once you've worked up a sweat, go cool down at the rink.
Remember: We’re daring
If you aren’t familiar with Saint Paul’s daredevil past, now is a great time to learn about the city’s daring history. Gangsters used Saint Paul as a safe haven from law enforcement in the 1930s, and some had the guts to rob banks in Minneapolis and return to safety in Saint Paul. If we’re crazy enough to let that happen, there’s no reason that the Wild can’t stay ahead.
Raise one up
Regardless of how the season ends up, we'll always be the State of Hockey. Make a trip to one of Saint Paul’s many breweries and raise a pint to going wild for the Wild.