Want Wild to rebuild and start over? It's harder -- and riskier -- than you'd think

Want Wild to rebuild and start over? It's harder -- and riskier -- than you'd think

Bottoming out in the NHL, with its hard salary cap and hard salary floor, is riskier than in the other three major men's professional sports leagues. Here's the risk the Wild would be taking by going that route.
Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen
Don't Miss

Scoggins: Losses take bigger toll on Coach Whalen than as a player

9:19pm
Lindsay Whalen didn't lose much as a player at any level. Now as Gophers head coach, this is a learning year for Whalen in immeasurable ways as she starts Act II of her adult life.
Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson, right, and her wife, Bobbi Jo Lamar Brunson, enjoy spending time with their nearly 4-month-old son, Graham, at home in
Lynx

Powering forward: Lynx's Brunson balancing life's many demands

20 minutes ago
Rebekkah Brunson is a new mom, budding broadcaster and food truck owner. "It's busy," the Lynx forward said. "But I'd rather be busy than bored."
Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins knows a short three-point shot is preferable to a long two-pointer. but says he’ll shoot from anywhere in a game if he
Wolves

Wolves use 'those rules' to encourage better shot selection

8:26pm
NBA Insider: During some Wolves scrimmages, interim head coach Ryan Saunders makes corner three-pointers worth an extra point, and points deducted for committing turnovers and allowing offensive rebounds.
J.T. Brown, playing in his custom game room basement this fall.
Wild

Wild's Brown invited to All-Star Game for gamers

53 minutes ago
The Wild's J.T. Brown will take part in an e-sports exhibition in San Jose.
Really rowing the boat! U team moves fast enough to tow water skier
Gophers

Really rowing the boat! U team moves fast enough to tow water skier

January 23
It wasn’t the world’s smoothest trip, and the skier ended up doing a face plant at the end, but the video of the whole episode involving the Gophers' rowing team is glorious.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
Vikings

Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

3:05pm
That Hall of Fame slot will have to stay vacant for a while. Larry Fitzgerald isn't ready to hang up the cleats just yet.
Twins

Twins unveil new home alternate jersey, replacing cream-colored throwbacks

January 23
The Twins unveiled new alternate home jerseys this morning to ramp up the fever for TwinsFest, which begins Friday at Target Field.
Twins

LaVelle E. Neal III's Hall of Fame ballot

4:33pm
Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Mussina and Edgar Martinez were elected by the writers on Tuesday. Here's how Star Tribune Twins beat writer LaVelle E. Neal III voted.
TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Wild at Colorado

    8:30 pm on FSN, 100.3-FM

  • Purdue at Gophers women's basketball

    7 pm on 96.7-FM

  • Timberwolves at L.A. Lakers

    9:30 pm on TNT, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State

    5:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN PLUS, 103.5/1130

  • Timberwolves at Utah

    8 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Gophers women's hockey at Ohio State

    2:07 pm

  • Wisconsin at Gophers men's hockey

    7 pm on FSN, 103.5/1130

  • Iowa at Gophers men's basketball

    4 pm on FS1, 100.3-FM

  • Utah at Timberwolves

    6 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Ohio State at Gophers women's basketball

    6:30 pm on BTN, 96.7-FM

  • Memphis at Timberwolves

    7 pm on FSN, 830-AM

  • Illinois at Gophers men's basketball

    8 pm on BTN, 100.3-FM

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Today's Scoreboard

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  • Toronto

    Indiana

     

    - F

    106

    110

  • Orlando

    Brooklyn

     

    - F

    110

    114

  • Cleveland

    Boston

     

    - F

    103

    123

  • LA Clippers

    Miami

     

    - F

    111

    99

  • Houston

    New York

     

    - F

    114

    110

  • Atlanta

    Chicago

     

    - F

    121

    101

  • Charlotte

    Memphis

     

    - F

    118

    107

  • Detroit

    New Orleans

     

    - F

    98

    94

  • San Antonio

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    120

    122

  • Denver

    Utah

     

    - 3rd, 7:56

    64

    73

  • Arizona

    Montreal

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Washington

    Toronto

     

    - F

    3

    6

  • Minnesota

    Colorado

     

    - 3rd, 8:29

    5

    2

  • St. Louis

    Anaheim

     

    - 3rd, 15:47

    3

    1

  • Nashville

    Vegas

     

    - End 2nd

    2

    1

  • Carolina

    Vancouver

     

    - 2nd, 4:17

    4

    2

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