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REPORT: Minnesota to Get Outdoor Game in 2015

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The Wild are expected to host a Stadium Series game next season vs. the Chicago Blackhawks.

Sadly, a probably buyout means there will still be no outdoor game for Niklas Backstrom.
Sadly, a probably buyout means there will still be no outdoor game for Niklas Backstrom.
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To the disappointment of sarcastic hockey bloggers everywhere, Minnesota is expected to get an outdoor game in the 15-16 season, per Bob McKenzie.

We'll have more information as it comes, such as which stadium they'll be using, but what's clear is the long-awaited Minnesota Outdoor Game will be happening.

This Stadium Series game will likely have the Wild hosting the Chicago Blackhawks, which makes a lot of sense, due to the geographical proximity, old vitriol between the fanbases due to the North Stars-Blackhawks rivalry, recent playoff match-ups, and big-name stars in Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Dan Carcillo.

Again, we'll have more reaction as information becomes available.