ESPN's Brian Windhorst appeared on ESPN's Mike and Mike show Thursday and dropped some speculative news that spread like wildfire in the Twin Cities: According to his sources, there has been some sort of contact already between the Timberwolves and unemployed coach Tom Thibodeau.

Of more interest to me was this opinion from Windhorst, when talking about the potentially open Timberwolves job: "I think that's the best job that's gonna be available this summer."

It's been a long time since anyone could reasonably hold that opinion, but it's not far-fetched.

good read Brad Schlossman has interesting thoughts about media coverage of college hockey. Read them at undhockey.areavoices.com.

good listen With 2015 in the rearview mirror, how do the Vikings stack up in 2016? The new Access Vikings podcast on iTunes tackles that question.