This sport was here
Before we came
It will be here when we’re gone
The game’s in our blood
And our blood’s in the game
—"Minnesota Wild Anthem"
To do an all-encompassing slideshow on the most important figures in the history of hockey in Minnesota, you would have to do a presentation so large it would shut down the Bleacher Report servers.
Narrowing it down to five was awfully difficult, but after residing in the State of Hockey for over 20 years, I did my best to choose the top five most beloved figures in Minnesota’s professional hockey history.
Many of these guys are before my time, but I suspect many of the players we’re watching now will become part of this list in due time.