"Those colors slap" "Ruining nicest setup on pro sports" - Fans divided on Minnesota Wild reportedly switching jerseys to defunct NHL franchise colors

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Minnesota Wild reportedly switching jerseys to defunct NHL franchise colors

On Wednesday, B/R Open Ice reported on X that the Minnesota Wild could bring a significant change to their jerseys next season. Per the report, the team will switch from its current forest green-and-red-color scheme. It will instead adopt the green, gold and white colors of the defunct Minnesota North Stars franchise.

The North Stars were Minnesota's original NHL team. They played in the state from 1967 until their relocation to Dallas in 1993.

The Wild, who joined the league in 2000, have occasionally paid homage to the North Stars with alternate jerseys featuring the classic colors. However, this marks the first time the team will fully adopt the North Stars' color scheme as their primary look.

Fans reacted to the news of the change on social media

"Those colors slap. Probably some of my favorite jerseys in the NHL," one fan tweeted in support of the change.
"Ruining the nicest setup on pro sports really ain’t it Minnesota," another fan, who was against the change, tweeted.

One fan analyzed the color of the new jersey.

"Brighter colors rule! Logo was fine, the darker colors not so much......Now if only Nordiques unis came back. Canucks are basically using Hartford Whaler colors now ..." one fan tweeted.
"Way way overdue," another fan tweeted.
"Nice. Every team should go retro," a fan tweeted.
"I hate this. The North Stars weren't their franchise. They were just a team that used to play in Minnesota. It's like if the Blue Jays decided to make jerseys with Expos colors," another fan tweeted.

Minnesota Wild coach John Hynes discusses the team's future

Minnesota Wild coach John Hynes commented on the team's outlook following a 39-34-9 season, which left them with 87 points and outside of the playoffs.

"OK, we fell short. What are the things that are controllable from now ‘til training camp?" Hynes said to The Athletic on April. "Individual meetings, individual expectations, communication with players in the summer, I think all that is really important moving forward."

Hynes emphasized the offseason work needed for the Wild to improve next year:

"It doesn’t just start in training camp now. We fell short and if our performance is going to improve, it’s not, 'Everything’s OK this summer.' We’ve got to work as coaches and figure out what we’re going to do."
"But I think that there’s certainly some things from the player standpoint that need to be and should be communicated and followed through with during summer."

The coach stressed accountability and commitment from his players:

"Whether it’s fitness, attitude, whatever, some guys need that talk."

With last year's disappointing campaign behind them, Hynes and the Minnesota Wild hope to find more success this season.

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Edited by Abhimanyu Gupta
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