Wild
May 3
Wild left wing Kevin Fiala, who has 14 goals in his past 18 games, says he can get into playing shape quickly if season resumes.

Skating in Sweden, Wild's Fiala 'hoping and waiting' to finish the job

Unlike the United States, Sweden has looser restrictions in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Rinks are open and Kevin Fiala is working out.
Wild
May 3
Team USA coach Dave Peterson watched from the bench during a game against Switzerland in the 1988 Calgary Olympics. It was the Americans' final contes

Patrick Plus: Hockey coach Dave Peterson became villain at 1988 Winter Olympics by design

The former state championship-winning coach at Minneapolis Southwest wanted to take pressure off his players.
Gophers
May 3
Mats Zuccarello took control of the puck for the Wild against Nashville on March 3, the Wild’s most recent home game before the NHL season was put o

Hartman: It's a sad state of hockey as Wild, Gophers lose fans

The crowds are down at Xcel Energy Center and 3M Arena at Mariucci, and the on-ice product has not been as good in recent seasons at either location.
Wild
May 3
Wild interim coach Dean Evason provided 12 games worth of evidence that he deserves a shot at the job full-time, and his relationship with a key playe

Souhan: Interim coach Evason deserves shot to stick with Wild

He has only had 12 games under his belt filling in for Bruce Boudreau, but his relationship with Kevin Fiala is a critical factor.
Wild
April 29

Whitecaps add three players on Day 2 of NWHL draft

Of the Whitecaps new players, two are form the University of Wisconsin, joining the pair of Gophers selected in Rounds 1-2.
Wild
April 28
The Wild's interim coach Dean Evason lead practice at Tria Rink in St. Paul

Wild interim coach Evason remains in charge: 'He's ready to go'

If the Wild gets back on the ice to finish 2019-20, Dean Evason will be at the helm. It's also possible he has a leg up on whatever candidate Bill Guerin has in mind since Guerin isn't currently conducting interviews.
Gophers
April 28
Gophers forward Alex Woken was selected by the Minnesota Whitecaps in the first round of Tuesday night's draft.

Whitecaps select Gophers Woken, Marshall in NWHL draft

The Minnesota Whitecaps selected two Gophers stars with their first two picks of the National Women's Hockey League draft Tuesday night.
Wild
April 28
Bill Guerin was in his first season as Wild general manager when the NHL went on hiatus.

NHL's brainstorming shows league is trying to salvage season

From an expanded playoff field to neutral-site games, more and more theories have emerged since the league halted play of how the NHL could get back on the ice.
Wild
April 26
Interim Wild coach Dean Evason is hoping his team has a chance to continue its quest for a playoff spot. ] Aaron Lavinsky • aaron.lavinsky@startribu

Evason, staff have Wild ready to restart season when NHL resumes

Dean Evason and his staff have remained in touch during this hiatus, chatting once a week, and assembling a plan for a 10-day training camp if the season resumes.
Duluth
April 24
Mark Pavelich played on the team that beat the Soviets during the 1980 Olympics.

Court filings: 'Miracle on Ice' player Pavelich no longer resisting mental health treatment

His mental fitness to stand trial on assault charge will be reviewed.
Wild
April 23
Dubnyk, Greenway to represent Wild in NHL Player Gaming Challenge

Dubnyk, Greenway to represent Wild in NHL Player Gaming Challenge

Goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Jordan Greenway will represent the Wild in the NHL Player Gaming Challenge that will showcase players' virtual hockey skills.
Vikings
April 23
Kevin Garnett, Maya Moore, Joe Mauer and Randy Moss all made our Top 20 list. But who else rounded out the list?

Best Minnesota draft picks ever? Here's a Top 20 list to argue about

Almost all of Minnesota's pro sports franchises brought worthy players to the table for our latest Virtual Happy Hour. But who are the best players ever drafted by Minnesota teams?
Gophers
April 22
Former Gophers, Fighting Saints and North Stars coach Glen Sonmor was a character who loved hockey.

Reusse: Retold Sonmor hockey stories still among the best

The only stories better than former Gophers, Fighting Saints and North Stars coach Glen Sonmor telling his were others telling theirs about him.
Twins
April 22
40 years ago: A memorable Twins and North Stars doubleheader

40 years ago: A memorable Twins and North Stars doubleheader

On April 22, 1980, a fan could watch the Twins win their home opener in 90-degree heat and watch the North Stars take on Montreal in the Stanley Cup playoffs. That's what Jerry Zgoda did.
Vikings
April 18
Fans held up a BombaSquad sign in the first inning of Game 3 of the Twins' American League Division Series vs. the Yankees in October. Baseball has no

Scoggins: When the games come back, will you be there?

Sports executives are busy sorting through scenarios that would allow games to start again. They're trying to piece together timelines without an expiration date. How will ticket holders respond?
Wild
April 17
Your favorite hockey sweaters? Show us what you've got

Your favorite hockey sweaters? Show us what you've got

Do you have a hockey jersey you're particularly proud of? Here's your chance to show it off. Puck Drop is collecting photos of jerseys and will feature the best in future newsletters.
Vikings
April 17
The Gophers had the third-largest increase in football attendance in the nation from 2018 to 2019, going from an average of 37,915 fans per game to 46

Hartman: U, local pro teams already battled ticket issues before pandemic

With some ticket sales lacking, pro and college teams have lost even more traction because of the sports shutdown.
Wild
April 16
Mikko Koivu participated in a conference call Wednesday.

Return or retire? With contract expiring, Koivu unsure of his future

Mikko Koivu, the Wild's 37-year-old center, is the team's leader in most offensive categories after playing in 1,000 games. He's also in a holding pattern when it comes to his career.
Wild
April 16
Wild's Greenway in virtual hockey marathon to benefit COVID-19 relief

Wild's Greenway in virtual hockey marathon to benefit COVID-19 relief

Wild forward Jordan Greenway is participating in a 14-day livestreaming virtual hockey marathon to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.
Wild
April 15
Wild mailbag: Coaching search affected by pause in season

Wild mailbag: Coaching search affected by pause in season

This week's Wild mailbag takes a look at the Wild's coaching search, Mikko Koivu's future and a potential Kirill Kaprizov-Kevin Fiala duo.

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