On a night like tonight, with difficult deadlines, you wind up writing a lot of stuff, and throwing a lot of it away.

I wrote an early column on Charlie Coyle (see earlier posts). Wrote about Parise's goal, and the Avs' comeback, but finally wound up writing about Wild coach Mike Yeo walking into the press room after the game and smiling.

I'm impressed. It takes real discipline to handle that kind of a loss with so much grace, and to immediately set the right tone for your team.

If Yeo had whined, or ranted about officiating, he would have been cueing his players to do the same. That wouldn't do this team any good.

Yeo immediately placed the emphasis where it should be - on winning Game 6.

I think the NHL should issue a waiver allowing this series to go, say, 11 games. This series keeps getting better.


One thought about Mitch McGary leaving Michigan because he smoked pot: Does this mean Mark Emmert will have to leave the NCAA because of thinking so obviously crack-related?


Korzo and Hunter will be in the 1500ESPN studio Sunday morning, 10-noon. I'll be calling in on my way to the Denver airport. Lots of talk about the Wild. Mostly I'll tell Korzo to stop whining.

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