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Ex-coaches strike back in NHL playoffs

Mike Yeo, the former Wild coach, wasn't the only coach to experience some payback.


NFL mock drafts: Vikings could trade up or hope to get lucky

With mock drafts making final edits just days before the draft, here is round-up of how the Vikings might pick.


Torii Hunter's debut as Twins analyst earns rave reviews

Hunter made his debut as a Twins analyst Friday joining Fox Sports North play-by-play voice Dick Bremer in the booth for the weekend series against Detroit.


You can quote me on that ... T-shirt

Vikings receiver Randy Moss scored a touchdown against the Packers, then did a pantomime "mooning" of Lambeau Field fans in January of 2005.

Part of Grizzlies coach David Fizdale's Game 2 postgame rant, thanks to quick thinking/work by the team's PR staff, became a rallying cry on T-shirts before Game 3 against the Spurs -- and they won! So we wondered: What Minnesota sports quotes or slogans might have deserved such iron-on immortality?


Minnesota football fans: you're 'busy' (wink, wink) on this weekend ...

P.J. Fleck has a chance to be 3-0 when he charges into TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 30 for his first Big Ten game.

Here's the big Gophers-Vikings weekend to circle on the calendar: Between the morning of Sept. 30 and the afternoon of Oct. 1, we'll learn all we need to know about their 2017 seasons.


Great weather to watch great Gophers teams on the diamonds

Sunny skies and 61 degrees are forecasted for Friday's first pitch. Saturday's forecast is even better with sunny skies and 67 degrees.


Wild fans trying to muster up hope heading into Game 5

A quick survey of fans revealed there is slightly more optimism than doubt that the Wild will win Saturday and possibly rally to win its series with St. Louis.


Vikings fans concerned and 'optimistic' about 2017 schedule

The release of the 2017 NFL schedule Thursday night stirred up the Vikings fans still mourning last season's meltdown.


Top-end Minnesota hockey talent on display this weekend

The U.S. men's national Under-18 team topped Switzerland 4-2 Thursday afternoon on NHL Network in the quarterfinals of the 2017 IIHF U-18 World Championships in Slovakia.


MLB mock drafts predict Twins will use No. 1 pick on pitching

The need for depth in the starting rotation might hint the Twins will use its No. 1 pick in the June draft to acquire a pitcher.


Wild fans: 'So you're telling me there's a chance'

The victory restored hope to a fan base that expected big things from the Wild entering the postseason.


Did the Gophers just recruit one of golf's next foreign superstars?

Angus Flanagan of England is eligible to tee up for the Gophers in the fall and expected to quickly position himself as one of the top golfers in the Big Ten.


In Chicago, fans and media asking: 'What's wrong with the Blackhawks?'

A week ago, the Blackhawks you could get 4-to-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup. Now, just like the Wild, they are one game from elimination.


Gophers recruit Mittelstadt wins top national hockey honor again

Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt was selected the All-USA top player, while Minnesota standouts earned nine honors including Coach of the Year.


Potulny: Gophers paved way for him to get N. Michigan hockey job

Grant Potulny spent eight seasons on the Gophers bench as an assistant coach and led the program's charge on the recruiting trail. Tuesday he was introduced as the new Northern Michigan head coach.


Playoff goal tally: Hill-Murray's Jake Guentzel 4, Minnesota's Wild 3

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates Olli Maatta, left to right, of Finland, Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary, and Trevor Daley against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first overtime period in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The Penguins defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4.

The first-week scoring sensation of the Stanley Cup has been former Hill-Murray star Jake Guentzel, whose winning goal Sunday night for Pittsburgh capped a Game 3 hat trick.


Analytics predict Wild will win Stanley Cup

Wednesday night's overtime loss should be considered a small setback in the Wild's postseason journey, according to the 'The Department of Hockey Analytics' at Sports Illustrated.


Berrios, Gordon start strong in minors; ByungHo Park on disabled list

The Twins Triple-A affiliate at Rochester is off to a 4-2 start and has been results of efforts from some familiar names fans could see at Target Field later this season.


The St. Louis view: Blues didn't deserve to beat the Wild in Game 1

Blues coach Mike Yeo told the St. Louis media he was having trouble describing goalie Jake Allen's efforts even though Yeo knew it was going to be the first question he received after the game.


Wild predicted first-round favorites, but not much more

Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Hockey analysts expect the Wild to be challenged by the St. Louis Blues and former coach Mike Yeo in first round.