During the Wild's news conference Tuesday, owner Craig Leipold interjected an answer to a question about Vegas and future NHL expansion drafts. "I'll be involved in that if I can. It won't happen again," he said with a laugh.


With an 0-1 record, the Lynx are under .500 for the first time at any point in a regular season since June 3, 2011, when they also lost their season opener to the Sparks. They'll try to get back to even against Dallas (7 p.m., FSN).


"Nobody seems to see the player's side of the contract issue. The owners are billionaires; the franchises are multiplying the owners' wealth through appreciation, if not income. ... The players' range of effectiveness is finite, so they have to leverage their lifetime earning power into a few years."

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