Patrick Reusse | Star Tribune
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Patrick Reusse is a sports columnist who writes two to three columns per week. He also can be heard on AM-1500 KSTP from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

Don't count on TV for draft analysis

Daniel Snyder has not yet hired a general manager for the Washington Redskins. Mike Mayock, the draft analyst with a unique gift for football gibberish,…

Reusse: Three Iowans give No. 4 Gophers softball an edge

Sydney Dwyer and Kendyl Lindaman provide the clout while Amber Fiser is a reliable second option in the pitching circle.

Reusse: History hasn't been kind to Vikings in years without a No. 1 pick

No matter the rhetoric coming for Winter Park, history tells us a draft without a No. 1 is more likely to be a dry well than a gusher.

Reusse: Twins' current doldrums recall 1993-2000 feebleness

The Twins had eight consecutive losing seasons, from 1993 to 2000, and there was a threat they were going to join Tampa Bay in being put out of business.

Reusse: First round shows unpredictability of NHL playoffs

It's a new world in the NHL since the lockout of 2004-05. Twelve years later, Commissioner Gary Bettman's well-balanced league has a playoff product that immediately hooks the customers with its intensity, and also its mystery.

Joe Mauer is turning a foreboding 34

Bloomington's Kent Hrbek turned 34 on May 21, 1994. He was on the Twins' disabled list. He returned in June and announced in early August…

Reusse: Wild deserved no better than what it got in Game 2

On Friday, St. Louis was not hanging on for dear life as was the case in Game 1. The Blues had more puck possession in the second period and had turned the Wild into a mess.

Reusse: Road playoff wins in NHL turn fewer heads than decades ago

The first round of the NHL playoffs was played on Wednesday and Thursday. The only home team among four in the West to win an opener was Anaheim, and that was a 3-2 nail biter against Calgary.

Reusse: For Wolves, new looks rarely lead beyond old results

With a new logo and renovation for Target Center in 2017-18 the Wolves are headed for their fourth reset this decade. The only constant? Discouragement.

'Official' jersey changes a great scam in pro sports

The price of beer inside a stadium or arena might be the greatest scam in major professional sports. Very high on this list would be…