Throwback Thursday: Wild Get Sold, Then Top High-Powered Red Wings

Minnesota entered its game on Jan. 10, 2008 against the mighty Detroit Red Wings as losers of two in a row and three of their past four games. The Wild were taking on a Red Wings squad that had won 33 of 44 games to begin the season, and they were without a doubt the best team in hockey. After starting the season 7-0-1, the Wild were in the midst of a larger stretch where they had just gone 16-17-1 over the following 34 games, including two losses to Detroit — 5-0 and 4-1. The game was expected to go that route again as the Wild had received some subpar goaltending in the games leading up to this contest, allowing at least three or more goals in the five prior games. And to put the Wild in the news, even more, it was just announced that the team had been … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Wild Get Sold, Then Top High-Powered Red Wings