Three things to watch for this week:

• The weather forecast for the Twins' opener at Target Field on Thursday isn't as good as it once was, but if it's in the low 50s and doesn't rain (as currently projected), that still would be just fine.

• By the end of next weekend, we'll know all four men's basketball teams (and fan bases) that will be descending on Minneapolis for the Final Four.

• All games are big for the Wild, but circle this one: Sunday at Arizona. The Coyotes have been fading, but that could still be a big one in the playoff chase.