The Blackhawks and Wild are gearing up to clash at TCF Bank Stadium in the Stadium Series Game over the weekend, but but before that, fans will get to see former players from both teams compete in the 2016 Stadium Series Alumni Game. You can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 20.
CSN's Pat Boyle chatted with Pat Foley, Tony Esposito, Troy Murray and Denis Savard in an exclusive HawksTalk special to remember the Blackhawks' rivalry with the North Stars ahead of the game.
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"Back then, in the old Norris Division, Chicago-Minnesota was the hottest rivalry in the league," Foley said. "Virtually every game there was something amazing happening. There was great talent there, there was great intensity there, and there were some brawlers there, and so you had a little bit of everything."
"Hard games," Savard said when asked to recall the rivalry. "First of all, the night before the games you didn't sleep very good, I'll tell you that right now. ... You had to prepare, you knew it was going to be tough, and you were hoping you were going to come up on the right side of it at the end of the game."
Check out the full 20-plus minute roundtable discussion in the video above.