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The State of Hockey Anthem

The Minnesota Wild are back tonight!!!

Well sort of.

Tonight marks the start of Minnesota's 6 game preseason, when they take on the visiting Dallas Stars. Now, we could do a deep game preview and break down players fighting for roster spots, but since its preseason and Fox is gonna bury the game by broadcasting it on FSN+ (FSN PLUS), I don't really care.


Instead were going to be talking about something that really needs addressing, and is something no one really talks about: The Minnesota Wild have the best theme song in sports!



Seriously, if this doesn't get you pumped up for the upcoming season, I don't know what will...



HOW GREAT IS THIS??!! This is all about our great state, the State of Hockey, where hockey tradition and fandom runs deep. This anthem perfectly embodies the pride we have in the game of hockey and the communities/lives it touches throughout our great state. Lol the Minnesota Board of Tourism should hire me.

Lyrics (you're gonna need need a tissue box for when you get teary eyed):

"We were raised With the stick And a pair of blades On the ice we cut our teeth We took our knocks In the penalty box Our mother was the referee

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 Lay us down under A frozen pond

We will fight to the end We will stand and defend Our flag flying high and free We were born the child Of the strong and Wild In the State, the State of Hockey

A big blue line runs around our state A line that can't be crossed The day they try to take this game Is the day the gloves come off

We will fight to the end We will stand and defend Our flag flying high and free We were born the child Of the strong and Wild In the State, the State of Hockey."


Chills.