The lockout is likely to quiet the buzz surrounding the Wild.
The Wild made two hugh signings this offseason in bringing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter aboard but the lockout is sure to put the hype on hold. "Awful timing, it really is," Parise said. "I can't tell you how many people have come up to me in public and said how excited they are for the season. And for that to be in jeopardy is unfortunate. There's a great energy in the state right now for this team."