Update As been reported, the salary cap will not increase over the next few seasons. Does this affect the Minnesota Wild and contract negotiations with the Wild’s underrated defensive defenseman Jonas Brodin? I don’t think it has an immense effect on the Wild’s negotiations with Brodin, but if he asks for too much then the […] What Does a Long-Term Contract Extension Look Like … [Read more...] about What Does a Long-Term Contract Extension Look Like For Jonas Brodin?
Just two months after the NHL pause Guerin released two members of the Minnesota Wild’s scouting systems. Wild longtime scout Ernie Vargas and Darren Yopyk. Yopyk, the Wild’s co-director of amateur scouting was expected to be the man of the Wild’s 2020 draft, alongside PJ Fenton. Vargas and Yopyk had worked for the Wild since […] Minnesota Wild Hire Judd Brackett as Head of … [Read more...] about Minnesota Wild Hire Judd Brackett as Head of Amateur Scouting
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and 2018, leading Minnesota in receiving yards both years. He moved up the Vikings depth chart to be considered one of the top wideouts in the league. Then an injury-marred 2019 happened. Thielen played in just 10 regular season games this past year. He suffered a hamstring injury that led to him missing significant … [Read more...] about Vikings WR Adam Thielen just an honorable mention on ESPN's wide receiver rankings
One of the defining fixtures of the Bud Grant era was the “Purple People Eaters,” a defensive line that became legendary for getting into the backfield and wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks and running backs. Both Carl Eller and Alan Page have been inducted into the hall of fame. And while Gary Larsen had some good years, he might not have strung enough great seasons … [Read more...] about Vikings DE Jim Marshall listed as Minnesota's best player to not be in hall of fame
Minnesota had a lot of turnover this offseason. Despite Yahoo’s Frank Schwab saying that Kirk Cousins was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL last season, he thinks the Vikings may be in for some regression. Here’s what he said: “And the odds of this being the Super Bowl season with Cousins got a lot longer in the offseason. The way the Vikings structured deals, they had … [Read more...] about Yahoo thinks Vikings Super Bowl odds got a lot slimmer this offseason
Minnesota extended linebacker Anthony Barr in 2019, and based on the amount of money they gave him, some would say he’s a little overrated. Barr inked a five-year, $67.5 million deal, which included a $13 million signing bonus. Despite that, PFF put Barr on its one-year wonder team, listing him as a player who has dropped off since earlier in his career. Personally, I thought … [Read more...] about Vikings LB Anthony Barr listed as Minnesota's most overpaid player
Yee-haw! It’s Friday! Merry Friday, everyone! We’ve made it to the one day of the workweek that is better than Monday. Anyone have any plans for the weekend? This will probably come as a shock to you, but I plan to fish. Around the DN since our last open thread: Chris asks you to name your all-time favorite player from each NFC North rival. That’s easy for me, Barry Sanders, … [Read more...] about Friday Open Thread: July 10, 2020
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Or any other training camp, but we don’t care about those With everything that’s been happening with the COVID-19 epidemic in recent months, the Minnesota Vikings have made an announcement that doesn’t really come as a surprise. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 @verizon Vikings Training Camp will be held without fans.Recently … [Read more...] about No fans will be allowed at Vikings Training Camp this year