Give Wild backup goaltender Alex Stalock credit for at least saying all the right things in the hours leading up to Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.
Outputs from the Gophers’ performance-tracking devices always compute the same thing: Linebacker Kamal Martin is the hardest worker on the team.
For his work in redefining Minnesota United’s identity into a defensive-centric team, Loons center back Ike Opara was named MLS defender of the year, the league announced Thursday.
Nick Seeler has gotten quite familiar with NHL press boxes the past couple of weeks. That’s what happens when you don’t play.
He burst onto the Minnesota Gophers hockey scene last season, then cooled off considerably. As a sophomore, Finnish forward Sampo Ranta is off to another promising start after a good summer, and is looking for the spark he admits he needs to lift his game to the next level.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said an effort to get Stafford out of the pocket, or to move it, is the “biggest factor” in the Lions’ improvement but noted that Stafford has been good in sets with less than maximum protection.
Like two current NHL head coaches, Bob Motzko got his start behind the bench by coaching in the United States Hockey League. This weekend he will match up with Niagara's Jason Lammers, who is leading the Purple Eagles after following a similar path to the college hockey coaching ranks.
Mike Zimmer has been the Minnesota Vikings’ coach for six years, and he’s never had such a productive two-game offensive stretch like this one.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has seen so many penalty flags lately that he makes sure not to celebrate a big play prematurely.
Noah Vonleh has gone up against rookie teammate Naz Reid countless times in practice, and often finds himself questioning Reid’s draft position, or lack thereof.
Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said everything that needed to be said when he told reporters there “wasn’t much debate” about which goaltender would be between the pipes for Thursday’s game against the Canadiens.
Renner had fulfilled a dream of playing college football for his home-state school in 2017, appearing on special teams in 12 games.
Gary Bettman has been the commissioner of the National Hockey League for more than 25 years and has seen the good and the bad of the game in Minnesota in that time.