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Jim Souhan can be found on Twitter at @Souhanstrib. His podcasts can be heard at MalePatternPodcasts.com.

Souhan: Peterson's Week 1 return is latest in Vikings' ongoing drama

The Vikings are the local champions of sports drama. And as Vikings history proves, "dramatic" is not synonymous with "successful."

Souhan: Wild GM's moves were logical yet fruitless

Chuck Fletcher has much for which to answer, but most of his recent mistakes or misjudgments stemmed from managing an inflexible roster.

Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters

Since owner Craig Leipold spent about $200 million on two premier players, his team is 2-5 in playoff series and has not advanced beyond the second round.

Souhan: Elimination game doesn't morph into a head game for Dubnyk

Devan Dubnyk on Wednesday produced his first shutout since Dec. 20 and was the better goalie in part because of his controlled performance in a critical spot.

Souhan: The Wild can make it a series vs. Blues if it heeds this advice

We watch sports to be surprised. Here are 10 ways the Wild belatedly can make this a competitive series and stop whining about "puck luck."

Souhan: Three losses in, it's time: Show us something, Wild

Treating Game 4 like Game 7 is one suggestion. Another is to realize what's happening is not working.

Wild hasn't been in position to get its best shots vs. Blues

St. Louis' strategy has limited quality, not quantity chances.

Souhan: For Wild, doubts creeping in thanks to Yeo, Blues

Former Wild coach Mike Yeo is coaching the Blues this series almost as if he knows the Wild's flaws.

Souhan: Shooting's fine, but Wild needs scorers to step up

Sometimes in hockey shots are viewed as a sign of dominance. But, as Game 1 showed for the Wild, dominating puck possession and shot totals means nothing if you can't score.

Souhan: Round 1 goes to the Blues' Allen in matchup of goalies

The Wild entered the opening-round playoff series with the better goalie in Devan Dubnyk but St. Louis brought Jake Allen, the hotter goalie who was on full display in Game 1.