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Published December 05, 2013, 04:54 PM

Wild ready for match up against Blackhawks

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - The Minnesota Wild knew when the NHL realigned divisions that things were going to get much harder, since they were placed in the same division with Chicago which means now six games a season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

St. Paul, MN (WDAY TV) - The Minnesota Wild knew when the NHL realigned divisions that things were going to get much harder, since they were placed in the same division with Chicago which means now six games a season against the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks.

The team that eliminated the Wild last year in the first round of the playoffs, and the team knows they need results against quality teams.

Mike Yeo/Wild Head Coach: “We've played these guys enough in the last 6 months to know what to expect we expect their best it's a good rivalry, intense games, big deal of respect for them team they have."

Mikko Koivu/Wild Captain: “See where they are in the standings; kind of team they have big test for us get better and going in right direction had some bad games, but it's a good test for us.”

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