Some Minnesota franchise faces gone bad:

Daunte Culpepper, Vikings. The quarterback had a season for the ages in 2004 and looked to be entering his prime. Disaster followed and he was gone by May2006.

Christian Laettner, Timberwolves. He wasn't Shaq or Alonzo Mourning, but the Wolves were getting Duke's golden boy and a Dream Teamer. Uff da.

Marian Gaborik, Wild. He was the 21-year-old hero of the 2003 playoff run and a superstar in the making. Injuries took care of that.