Top 5 Games to Look Forward to in 2015 for Minnesota Wild

By Sean Sarcu

Top 5 Wild Games of 2015

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The Minnesota Wild have been an enormous disappointment so far in 2014-15, sitting five points outside of a playoff spot in a year where they were a popular pick as a darkhorse Stanley Cup contender. Here are the top five Wild games to watch in 2015.

5. January 8th vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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5. January 8th vs. Chicago Blackhawks

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The Chicago Blackhawks ended Minnesota's 2013-14 season at the Xcel Energy Center last spring. After dropping a December matchup in Chicago, this game represents the Wild's first chance for some revenge at home.

4. February 28th at Colorado Avalanche

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4. February 28th at Colorado Avalanche

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A strong rivalry has brewed between the Wild and Colorado Avalanche following their incredible first-round playoff series last year. Any Wild/Avs matchup from this point forward is worth watching.

3. February 22nd vs. Dallas Stars

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3. February 22nd vs. Dallas Stars

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Minnesota is fresh off an embarrassing 7-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on January 3rd. Unless the two teams meet in the playoffs, this will be the Wild's only opportunity to get back at Dallas.

2. April 6th vs. Winnipeg Jets

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2. April 6th vs. Winnipeg Jets

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The Winnipeg Jets would seem to be the most vulnerable wildcard contender for the Wild to pass in the standings. Topping them in this April 6th matchup could be key.

1. April 11th at St. Louis Blues

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1. April 11th at St. Louis Blues

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Unless Minnesota goes on a tear during the second half of the season, it will probably have its playoff chances decided on (or just before) the final day of the season. The Wild's last game of the year is against the St. Louis Blues, and a win may very well be necessary for a postseason berth.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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