The Minnesota Wild organization is humbled by the gracious outpouring of support in memory of Derek Boogaard following his passing last night. Some fans have already placed flowers outside Gate 2 of Xcel Energy Center. While we welcome such responses, we also want to ensure the memorials can remain undisturbed tonight when the arena will be filled with concert-goers for the appearance of Tim McGraw. Therefore, we respectfully ask that any such memorials be placed only at the large glass doors adjacent to Gate 2 (along Kellogg Blvd.) rather than near the main guest entrance doors.
On behalf of the Wild, we thank you again for the tremendous support being shown for Derek and his family.