NHL: Wild hope realignment works in team's favor
The early 2012 summer was one of unease for Minnesota Wild fans.
The team was fresh off a disappointing 2011-2012 campaign and the NHL lockout loomed.
The signing of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise ignited the fan base. After the lockout ended in January, expectations were high for the 2012-13 season.
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