After 5 long years of patiently waiting, Minnesota Wild fans finally got their wish and managed to sign Kirill Kaprizov to a 2-year contract. He burned the first year of that 2-year pact and never even had the chance to practice with the team as he wasn’t able to make his way to North America in time before the Wild were eliminated in their play-in series by Vancouver. Fans … [Read more...] about 2020 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Sleepers and Steals
The Twins have generally had a rough trip to Chicago. At least Josh Donaldson has made for some appointment TV. It’s hasn’t been the season that anyone has expected at the plate for Donaldson, thanks primarily to injuries, but if we’re being honest, there is no way anyone expected this at the plate Of course, Donaldson was signed for his defense just as much as he was for his … [Read more...] about Josh Donaldson's interesting trip to Chicago
When you lose something of value, you typically spend time trying to find it. As you try to find what you lost it can put you through mental gymnastics as you consider all of the possibilities where you may look into places you haven’t checked in years because somehow you’ve convinced yourself it must be there. I wonder what sort of thoughts are going through the minds of the … [Read more...] about Defensive Breakdowns Doom Wild in 5-4 Overtime Season-Ending Loss to Vancouver
For NHL draft junkies like myself, the 2019-20 season has had us a bit listless as the normal fun of June was postponed as the league was finalizing its plans to re-start the season and will be holding the NHL Entry Draft in October instead. Excitement and controversy erupted after the league’s initial draft lottery revealed that one of the losers from the play in series would … [Read more...] about 2020 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Forwards
When Vancouver’s Chris Tanev scored just 11 seconds into overtime to end the Minnesota Wild’s 2019-20 season, in a lot of ways the event encapsulated so many things that this organization is having to deal with. On that goal, the Wild started overtime by having its 4th line out on the ice against the Canucks’ top line which is an interesting choice for a team that has the last … [Read more...] about Five Takeaways from the Minnesota Wild's 2019-20 Season Experience
Karl-Anthony Towns has been the subject of numerous trade rumors leading up to next month’s deadline, but one of the head honchos on the Timberwolves has come out saying that the All-Star center isn’t going anywhere. President of Basketball Operations Gerson Rosas made it very clear this week that Minnesota has no intention of trading Towns even though the team has struggled in … [Read more...] about Timberwolves President calls Karl-Anthony Towns 'as untouchable as they come'
It doesn’t need to be said, but I’ll say it anyway: the Minnesota Timberwolves are struggling. They haven’t won a game since January 9th against the Portland Trail Blazers. They have the fifth worst record in the NBA and are coming off one of the worst collapses in NBA history. That’s right, going into Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, teams with at least a 17-point … [Read more...] about Minnesota Timberwolves Mailbag: What Now?
Before anything starts circulating, let me start out by saying this is a purely hypothetical article, with no sourcing behind it. These are three hypothetical trade scenarios that I think the Timberwolves should offer/accept if the Warriors were willing to agree to the deal. With D’Angelo Russell being on a max contract, I hesitate giving up too much for a player that might not … [Read more...] about Three D'Angelo Russell Trades the Timberwolves Should Accept
In the latest addition of “How depressing can it get as a Wolves fan?”, the Wolves blew a 17-point lead with 2:47 left against the Kings. The poor defensive rotations, questionable substitutions and poor free throw shooting created a once in a lifetime debacle that only the Wolves could achieve. But there was still a slight bit of hope in the overtime period. Once overtime … [Read more...] about Building Blocks: Josh Okogie