With the NHL owners officially locking out the players for the second time in less than 10 years, the Minnesota Wild have published a letter to fans, asking for continued support. Here is the letter, via K-Fan 100.3 in Minnesota:
After a very exciting summer, we have been overwhelmed by the tremendous support the State of Hockey has shown our organization. We are as anxious as our fans to see our new team take the ice!
We appreciate the continued support of our fans, business partners, community partners and employees as we work through the challenges caused by the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and potential delay in the start of this most promising season.
At the same time, we support the League's position and trust our NHL negotiating team is looking out for the long-term interests of the game. Even as NHL games may be missed, the Wild will continue to support the great sport of hockey at all levels through our grass roots partnerships with amateur hockey associations.
To our Season ticket holders: you will receive further information from us tomorrow morning regarding your account.
Our fans are the best in the NHL, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild had one of the busiest offseasons in the league and had fans excited for the upcoming season because of those moves.