The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.
With an 8:30 p.m. start at the earliest for Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs, it’s going to be tough for folks to get to sleep after this one is over. What will be the keys to Wednesday night’s matchup? Start with what you don’t do.
Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.
Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild. He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous for her desire to have him back.
Just when you thought maybe the Wild were done making moves and that this year’s NHL trade deadline would come and go with the Wild keeping their team as is, everything changed.
Since making a trade for Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota has gone 15-3-2 and played their way back into playoff contention. They currently hold the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Former University of Minnesota star and Twin Cities native Jordan Leopold is coming home to the Minnesota Wild. Just hours before the end of the NHL’s trade deadline, the Wild made a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets to acquire Leopold.
Jordan Leopold scored the tiebreaking goal at 5:33 of the third period, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Leopold scored off an assist from Vladimir Tarasenko, who passed it to Leopold in the right circle for a one-timer high into the net.
The Wild play the hottest team in the NHL tonight, as the Blues have won five in a row since getting former Gopher Jordan Leopold in a trade with Buffalo.