As their schedule is right now, a Nov. 2 start to the 2012-13 season would present serious challenges to the Minnesota Wild.
They would begin the season with a six-game road trip and play nine of their first 12 games away from home according to their current schedule. This assumes that the regular season would actually start on Nov. 2, though. Also, the schedule is subject to change, but the bottom line is it would be a tough start in that scenario. Patience would be advisable with Minnesota's stars.