NHL Rumors: Norway Future Destination For NHL Global Series Games

As the NHL continues to send teams overseas for preseason games and regular season games to start the season, Norway appears to be on the radar as a future destination for the Global Series, Elliotte Friedman reported.

The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks played games in Prague to open the 2022-23 season while the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will play games in Finland. Timo Meier was the hometown hero in the first regular season game of the new season, scoring in his hometown. The NHL likes to market these games by sending teams who have players of that nationality over to play in front of the fans.

So it only makes sense that the Minnesota Wild will be the team that the NHL sends over to play games in Norway because of Mats Zuccarello. He is signed with the Wild for one more season after this one and is famous and well-loved in his home country. He is by far the best hockey player to ever come out of Norway and is one of just eight total players from Norway to play a game in the NHL. He ranks first in every aspect and is the only active Norwegian player in the league.

Since the Wild are also a very good hockey team, planning to send them to Norway in the Global Series next season will surely be a huge success.

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