Even in NHL, you can go home

Darby Hendrickson and Jeff Nielsen are living the dream of playing for the hometown team, even if it is the one they didn't grow up watching.

Updated: December 17, 2000, 2:21 AM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

Can you imagine the NHL coming back to Hartford? How about Winnipeg or Quebec City?

No way, right?

But NHL hockey is back in an area it recently left, namely Minnesota, a place it abandoned less than a decade ago when Norm Green took the Stars to the Lone Star State.

"I didn't think I'd get a chance to play in Minnesota. I didn't think any player would get a chance to play in Minnesota," said Wild forward Jeff Nielsen. "To leave and come back is surprising."

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