Compiled by Joe Christensen
The University of Illinois is considering adding men's hockey, which would give the Big Ten an eighth program. Friday could be a step with the expected announcement that the school will be part of a study on the sustainability of future college programs.
The Wild traded away its first- and second-round picks, but it could be a big night for Minnesota in the NHL entry draft with potential first-rounders Casey Mittelstadt, Jack Poeling, Jake Oettinger and Grant Mismash. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. on NBCSports Network.
"Thibs sees himself as a coach and not a salesman, though in the end, Reusse is right that all coaches need to sell themselves and their product, especially when the product is unfinished. In Chicago, he was winning, so didn't have to. No such luxury here."
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"#Didyouknow Minnesota @Twins righty Jose Berrios ranks 1st in WHIP, 2nd in ERA & 4th in K/9 among starters under 24 years old?"