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SUNRISE, Fla. -- Nick Bjugstad will never forget that night in April 2003. The Minnesota Wild, his favorite team, were in the midst of a Game 7 overtime battle against the Colorado Avalanche, trying to capture their first playoff series victory. Tucked away in bed on a school night, the 10-year-old Bjugstad listened intently for a sign. Anything to indicate an outcome. "I was still awake," Bjugstad said. "I was wired from watching the third period and I didn't want to go to bed." He did not have to wait long. Minnesota's Andrew Brunette came through with the clinching goal 3:25 into the extra period. Bjugstad heard his father, Mike, screaming in the basement. "I knew we won -- I knew the Wild won," Bjugstad said. "I can't say 'we' anymore." Bjugstad, a first-round pick of the Florida Panthers, may have to shed his allegiance to the Wild. But it has not stopped the rookie from reminiscing about his childhood team -- th...
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