Not Even Hockey Is Safe For Packers Fans Right Now

I absolutely love this. When your own team sucks—as the Vikings do—sports, in their infinite wisdom, offer you a consolation prize: exulting in the tears of your enemies. St. Paul native Ryan Rhody had seats behind the Wild's bench for last night's game, and so knew he'd end up on TV multiple times. So he whipped out… » 1/20/15 11:37am Tuesday 11:37am

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm 10/31/14 3:39pm

The Minnesota Wild Are Learning The Hard Way: You Can't Buy A Cup

When the Minnesota Wild made the only real splash in team history by signing the top two free agents of the Class of 2012, people thought it would usher in a change for the troubled franchise. They were right. Instead of just missing the postseason, the Wild are primed to bow out early in the playoffs for years to… » 5/12/14 1:54pm 5/12/14 1:54pm

Nathan MacKinnon Continues To Dazzle, Nets OT Winner

Nathan MacKinnon scored the game-winning goal, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win in Game 5 and a 3-2 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. After an impressive debut, and a great follow-up in Game 2, the Avalanche rookie added to his short (though fast-growing) playoff resume with a three-point performance capped off by… » 4/27/14 1:29pm 4/27/14 1:29pm

Nathan MacKinnon Shows The Grown-Ups How It's Done

The Avs pulled off a thrilling win in Game 1 of their series with Minnesota last night, scoring the tying goal with 13 seconds left and winning it 7:27 into overtime. Neither could have happened without rookie Nathan MacKinnon, playing his first big-boy playoff hockey with the coolness of someone twice his age. » 4/18/14 10:31am 4/18/14 10:31am