Jacques Lemaire's homecoming

Jacques Lemaire will be returning to the Xcel Energy Center on January 2, but this time, as an adversary. 

Earlier this week, we noted that the former Wild head coach had returned to the New Jersey Devils, the team he coached to a Stanley Cup. At the time, the NHL had yet to release the '09-10 schedule, so although we knew the Devils would play the Wild, we didn't know if it would be home or away. That changed today.

We still have few details on what kind of reception would greet Lemaire, but it certainly sounds like the Wild is planning something, according to Ryan Stanzel: "They're just starting to work the promotional schedule. Won't know for a bit."