Leipold thanks Wild fans for patience, promises special benefits
One day after a labor agreement to end the NHL lockout was announced, season ticket holders in Minnesota got a letter from Craig Leopold vowing to earn back fan faith.
The letter can be read in full below:
As you know, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement early Sunday morning. Like you, we are looking forward to final approval and ratification of this new agreement.
On behalf of the entire Wild organization, I want to thank you for your patience and your passion for our sport. I understand your frustration over the lengthy CBA negotiations and shortened season. I know that we have some work to do to earn your faith once again. Let me assure you that we'll work harder than ever to do just that as we welcome you back to Xcel Energy Center. You'll be receiving information over the next several days through our Fan Relations team about some special benefits we'll be implementing to welcome you back.
I look forward to the much-anticipated debut of the new and improved Minnesota Wild. I'll be there in my usual seat and can't wait to hear those three words we've been waiting too long for—"Let's Play Hockey!"