Minnesota Wild Logo – Minnesota Wild is a team of professional ice hockey U.S. which sits in the city of Saint Paul (Minnesota). Was created in 2000 as expansion franchise. The club plays in the National Hockey League framed in the Northwest Division.
Previously, the state of Minnesota had a hockey team in the NHL, known as the Minnesota North Stars. This franchise was based in the state from 1967 until 1993, when they moved to Dallas to be called the Dallas Stars. In 1997, four years after the departure of the North Stars, the organization of the NHL decided to grant a new franqucia in that area would begin play in 2000-01. The new team would be called Minnesota Wild, and play within the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
During its first few seasons, the game of the Wild did not allow them to qualify for the playoff títutlo. The situation changed after the strike of 2004, and Minnesota got through to the finals in the 2006-07 season. They repeated that achievement the following year, but in both cases did not go beyond the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The team spent in 2008 to be owned by Craig Leipold, former owner of Nashville Predators.
The club kit is red and white home outside, but also used other colors like green or light brown on items such as sleeves or the numbering of the sweaters. The team logo is the face profile of a wild animal whose origin is not at all clear. The interior is painted a landscape of nature that represents the state of Minnesota and the image is an optical illusion that plays with both concepts. The star that serves as the animal eye is also a reference to the former Minnesota North Stars team.