The Wild announced Tuesday it would replace its goal song to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy!” So we decided to start getting crazy now and guess how many times the song will be played this year at Xcel Energy Center.
Michael Rand set his line at 122 and posed the over-under question to the Twitterverse. The eight individuals that responded were split at four under and four over. I’ll be optimistic like Doug Munson, who guessed the Wild would score 136 goals at home this season, and set my line at 151 with the help of an extended playoff run.
The Wild scored 230 goals last season, including playoff games, and 122 of those at the X.
Scoring could increase under new coach Bruce Boudreau. His teams averaged 269 goals over the last three full seasons after surviving into the second and third rounds of the playoffs two of the three years.
Regardless of how many times Wild fans hear “Let’s Go Crazy!” this season, the response to this change seems to be mostly positive.
@mnwild As a season ticket holder, thank you!— Marco Monteiro (@MMonteiro90) August 23, 2016
@mnwild hoping this will mean more goals scored...?????— HomeforLifeSanctuary (@HFLAnimals) August 23, 2016
Maybe the atmosphere after a goal at the X will be a little like this: