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Watch: Mikael Granlund's amazing goal (and one from his past)

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: April 22, 2014 - 6:46 AM

Mikael Granlund's game-winning goal Monday night was an individual effort that you'll be seeing on Wild highlight videos for years to come. But it wasn't the first time he'd done that sort of thing.

Here's a look at the Game 3 game-winner:


Now, here's the jaw-dropping goal that Granlund scored for Finland in the 2011 International Ice Hockey federation tournament against Russia that brought him fame before he ever wore a Wild sweater.

Watch 'em a few times and then get back to what you were doing.

At least five arrested at Union College celebration in New York

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: April 13, 2014 - 8:59 AM

Arrests were made in Schenectady late Saturday and early Sunday when Union College students took to the streets to celebrate the school's NCAA hockey title.

The web site of Albany television station WNYT reported: "Hundreds of students flooded a city street, and several people were arrested, after the Union College men’s hockey team defeated Minnesota in the National Championship Game on Saturday. Police shut down a block of Union Avenue between Union Street and Gillespie Street as the crowd swarmed outside several off-campus houses. Many of the students were carrying open containers of beer. Some were throwing the containers at police."

Let's go to the video:

You can read the full story here.

High school league official asks about reaction 'when the first prep athlete' comes out

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: April 9, 2014 - 1:21 PM

John Millea, the former Star Tribune reporter and editor who now works as a media specialist for the Minnesota State High School League, tweeted this in response to the news that University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon's announcement Wednesday that he is gay.

The tweet also makes reference to Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football player who is likely to be drafted next month by the NFL.

Here are the first half-dozen responses he received:

What's your Ron Gardenhire nickname?

Posted by: Howard Sinker Updated: April 8, 2014 - 3:35 PM

We all know that Twins manager Ron Gardenhire doesn't call many people by their real names -- and when he does it's either because he works for them or doesn't much care for them.

Have you ever wondered what your Ron Gardenhire nickname would be?

Well, the folks at the Minneapolis design firm Little are here to help.

Click here and you'll get taken to the Gardy-izer.

(Gardy argues with umpire Vic "Carsy" Carapazza)

From this point on, Readsies, you're on your own. (Thanks for finding this @MckennaEwen)


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