Xcel Energy Center bustling with Minnesota Wild development camp
By Wild Freak
(the link is to a YouTube video of Cuma - he sounds solid) on TV last night and he talked a good game. He seemed excited to be at the "X" and ready to prove his skills to the Wild coaches. The practices and scrimmages are closed to the public. That bums me out. I think it would be cool to head down to the Xcel and see the youngsters playing on the ice. It would be a way for the Wild to sell some merchandise and keep casual hockey fans interested during the off-season. Not to mention capitalizing on the summer tourism industry of St Paul and the surrounding areas. Does the Xcel offer tours? They should. With other tourist attractions like the Science Museum and the Landmark Center so close, it would be silly to let all of those tourism dollars walk on by.