Three things to watch for this week:

• Twins bosses are slated to meet early this week with manager Paul Molitor, and some reshuffling among the on-field staff is possible. It will be interesting to see how aggressive Derek Falvey and Thad Levine want to be.

• The Wild opens the season Thursday at Colorado and has its first home game Saturday against defending conference champion Vegas. A fast start this year would help ease any angst about a relatively quiet offseason.

• Speaking of debuts, the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women's Hockey League open play Saturday against the Metropolitan Riveters at TRIA Rink in St. Paul.