Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/15/11
ST. PAUL, Minn. By this time next year, the Minnesota Wild will be in a new conference following the NHL's realignment. When that happens, games against the likes of Winnipeg and Chicago will be conference games.After losing 2-1 Tuesday on the road to the Jets, Minnesota fell 4-3 in a shootout at home Wednesday to the second-place Blackhawks. Both games showed that the Wild might have a few good conference rivalries already building before realignment begins."There's some rivalry there. I'm looking forward to that," first-year Wild coach Mike Yeo said after Wednesday's loss. "I think that we don't like that team that we played tonight, and I think they probably don't like us. I also think that we don't like the team that we played the night before. But we haven't found too many teams that we like yet."Perhaps it was fatigue or road-weariness after finishing a five-game, nine-day road trip the night before, but the Wild came out flat to start Wednesday's game. Minnesota's first shot...
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