A new franchise is born, but it’s one that’s also a massive undertaking.
In the case of the Minnesota Wild, it’s a lot bigger than just a bunch of people being paid to play hockey.
The Wild have a history of having one of the most successful franchises in hockey history, and for the last few years it has been the only team in the NHL to have three consecutive Stanley Cups.
But what’s the name of that third championship?
The one that came two years after the last?
The team has a history in the National Hockey League that dates back to the 1970s, and while the franchise is now a part of the National Basketball Association, its roots in the minor leagues go all the way back to when it was called the St. Louis Blues.
In 1977, the Blues traded their franchise to the Montreal Canadiens, who then moved to Brooklyn and bought out the rights to the Blues.
With that, the franchise went through a few names and names came back, and after a brief run as the Brooklyn Nets, the team was officially renamed the Minnesota North Stars in 1983.
As for the team’s current name, it doesn’t exactly have the pedigree of the St Louis Blues, but there’s no denying that the name has a great deal of history in hockey.
The franchise played its first game in 1972 and has won a total of 12 Stanley Cups over the years.
Since then, it has won the Presidents’ Trophy nine times, the Hart Trophy twice, and the Vezina Trophy three times.
Its only other other championship came in 1991, when it defeated the New Jersey Devils.
The team hasn’t won a Stanley Cup since 1994, but even with that history, the name doesn’t necessarily hold a lot of clout in hockey circles.
The name has come under fire from both sides of the debate, and some fans are even trying to convince the NHL and NHLPA to change it.
It’s also not the first time the name was brought up.
In 2012, the NHL was rocked by a controversy when it came to a name change for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it was also brought up after the team moved to Minneapolis in 2006.
The name of the team, the Twin Cities Lynx, was already in use by the time the Lynx relocated, but fans complained that the team looked too Americanized and the team had too many American players.
The league eventually voted to change the name to the Minnesota Thunderbirds, and that name was eventually retired in 2014.
The Minnesota Wild and the NHL will continue to have a lot to talk about in the years to come.