Besides the fact that they filled a massive void left in the heart of the most hockey-crazed area in America after it was robbed of the North Stars when the franchise made the move to Dallas in 1993, the Minnesota Wild are one of those teams you should have a hard time hating on unless your team is in their division. Sure, they usually fail to live up to expectations, and their preseason power rankings aren’t currently in the place they’re probably like them to be, but there’s still one big reason to hope they score a lot of goals at home no matter who you cheer for. The team announced today that they’ll replace “Crowd Chant” by Joe Satriani with “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince, the late hometown hero, as the song that will play when the team scores a goal.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) August 23, 2016
After his death this past April, the team paid tribute to the Minneapolis-born music genius, first with a moment of silence before their sixth playoff game against the Dallas Stars, and then a total celebration of the Purple One before the game. And even though the team scored their first goal in the third period and didn’t score enough to save their playoff dreams that night, when they did light the lamp, “Let’s Go Crazy” started blaring from the speakers. The fans demanded it more, and today they got their wish.