A Done Deal: Winnipeg Gets Its Hockey Back

The National Hockey League is returning to Manitoba. An agreement is in place between True North Sports and the owners of the Atlanta Thrashers to move the team to Winnipeg for next season. The city has been without the NHL for 15 years, when the Jets moved to Phoenix prior to the 1996-97 season. For…
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Wolves May Trade Out Of No. 2 Slot In NBA Draft

How many forwards can the Minnesota Timberwolves accommodate? Apparently, not any more. ESPN.com is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in getting the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft from the Timberwolves. That would give the Cavs the top two picks. They would likely take Duke guard Kyrie Irving and Arizona forward…
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It’s Now Or Never Time For Rubio And Timberwolves

One source has put Ricky Rubio‘s chances of playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves next season at 90 percent. My guess is there’s a 100 percent chance of some resolution between the team and it’s former first-round pick. ESPN.com reported earlier in the week that there are still some financial stumbling blocks between the Wolves and…
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The Twins And Playing The Stock Market

Made my usual rounds online today and came across a column by Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In what is a pretty obvious – albeit accurate – statement now, Souhan writes that everyone should agree that Kevin Slowey shouldn’t be with the Minnesota Twins right now. The Twins should have traded him before…
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Slowey Chapter To Close In Disappointment

There’s been no shortage of drama with the Minnesota Twins’ disappointing start. And one player in particular will likely get sent packing because of his inability – or unwillingness – to adjust to his role. The├é┬áMinneapolis Star Tribune reported Monday that pitcher Kevin Slowey will likely be demoted to Triple-A to stretch out and become…
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Can Winnipeg Support The NHL? I’ll Say Yes

When it comes to loving hockey, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place that embraces the sport as much as Winnipeg does. It’s a pretty typical Canadian city. And look no further than the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team’s roster in recent years to find player after player from the ‘Peg. The only…
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David Kahn Says The Darndest Things

From the man that brought you a memorable comparison of Chris Webber to Darko Milicic, Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn is at it again. Kahn made some comments Tuesday night after the Timberwolves managed the No. 2 pick at the NBA draft lottery – despite having the best odds to get the No. 1 pick…
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Killebrew Always Seemed Worthy Of More Appreciation

I’m going to preface this blog post by saying I never met Harmon Killebrew. I’m too young to have watched him play. I don’t even have anything autographed from him. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t always had an opinion of Killebrew, which has been shaped by years of story-telling from others who have known…
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Let’s Return To The Blog On A Pleasant Note

I’m back from vacation today. I haven’t been to work in 10 days, and during that time the Minnesota Twins have not won a game. So there’s plenty to talk about there, but let’s leave the nine-game losing streak alive for a moment and talk some puck. As entertaining as the NHL playoffs can be,…
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Twins’ Season Slipping Away Quickly

I’m living the life of your average sports journalist these days. From August until the end of March, things are much busier in a sports department than they are from April through July. So when it comes to taking vacation, the bulk of it gets taken this time of year. And that’s why I’m on…
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