You're right. The North Stars never played Winnipeg in a playoff series. But the Fighting Saints did, in year one of the WHA.
Every other collection of fans in the Twin Cities consists of front runners. Wild fans are not front runners. They have a love for this hockey team that is almost familial.
Former UMD and Minnesota North Stars defenseman Curt Giles was 14 when he went to Humboldt, Saskatchewan in the fall of 1973 to start his successful pursuit of an NHL career.
Commissioner Manfred promised a two-minute time limit in February. It took twice that in Detroit on Friday, with a game-changing call that was neither clear nor convincing.
In St. Paul, the forgiving crowd just wants to party in the playoffs. In Minneapolis, the vitriol toward coach Tom Thibodeau has reached its peak.
Early Sunday morning, there was optimism that Jorge Polanco's fielding would be fine. Later Sunday, the Twins lost their shortstop for 80 games.
Those franchise tags Washington placed on Cousins weren't a lack of respect. They became his means to a triumphant end.
Lance Lynn arrived as a much-needed addition to the 2018 rotation. And, Fernando Romero, a likely member of the 2019 rotation, was leaving for minor league camp.
The modern rules for investing in these players started in 1970. The Twins landed the best-ever in Johan Santana. They also landed Sergio Ferrer, briefly a starting shortstop.
Yu Darvish could have made Twins favorites to finish fifth again in American League. Kirk Cousins will make Vikings co-favorites in NFC.
A giant share of the millions spent on the new Athlete's Village aimed to impress and pamper underachieving football and basketball players.
There was a 20-minute riff from the Twins' new designated hitter that was a reminder of what Hunter brought to the team when he returned in 2015.
The Twins selected and signed 21 college pitchers in the first four rounds from 2008 through 2015. Four have pitched for the Twins, and only Kyle Gibson has made an impact.
Kidnapping has become an industry in Venezuela. Major league players worry about family members back home.
No. 1: Barcelona went from a question mark to the best ever. No. 6: Calgary was forced to put 10 days' worth of events into a 16-day schedule.
The Twins could not have opened season without another starter. Jake Odorizzi fulfills that requirement.
Assistant Kevin Stefanski already has been blocked from moving up in coaching ranks. And Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater could be facing manipulations to drive down their earning power.
Tom Brady brought his annual show to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.
Homer Martinson had two extras for the Vikings-Steelers in Super Bowl IX. He wasn't able to convert a pair of young Mean Joe Greene fans with them.
Al Frost was 18 months old when he lost the vision in his left eye but still went on to a fantastic basketball career. He will join Hamline's Row of Honor on Saturday night.