12:09 PM EST, Tue January 24, 2017

Key dates for 2017 Vikings offseason

The offseason is underway for general manager Rick Spielman and the Vikings, who after a disappointing 8-8 season will spend the next several months reshaping their roster through free agency and the draft in the hopes of positioning themselves to compete for a playoff spot in 2017. Here are some important offseason dates to circle on your calendar: January 28: The Vikings will send a large contingent of scouts and coaches to Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl, the premier collegiate all-star game. Running back Jerick McKinnon, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and offensive linemen T.J....
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Seguin questionable to play as Stars host Wild

Seguin questionable to play as Stars host Wild

DALLAS--The Dallas Stars' dynamic offensive tandem of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin didn't practice on Monday, and one of them is questionable for Tuesday's game with the Minnesota Wild at AmericanAirlines Center.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Byron Buxton embracing simplified approach to 2017 Twins season

Buxton hopes September success means days of big-league misery behind him
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Timberwolves vie for season sweep of Suns

Timberwolves vie for season sweep of Suns

The Minnesota Timberwolves will seek to complete their first season sweep of the Phoenix Suns in 13 years on Tuesday when the improving Western Conference clubs meet at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
CSN Chicago 16 hours ago

TSN coaches poll: Wild favored to win West over Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have won three Stanley Cups since 2010, and have eliminated the Minnesota Wild from the playoffs three times from 2013-15.But it's the Wild
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 17 hours ago

Here are the six NFL fan bases that are satisfied with the season

By my count, there were six NFL teams who satisfied their fans this season with their performances — with the possibility of a seventh joining the mix in a couple weeks. Those aren’t great odds when you’re a fan. It might even make you wonder, “why do I even bother with all this?” (Note: It probably wouldn’t help if you stopped to consider the last time you reached the end of a Vikings season and felt satisfied with how things worked out). But it’s reality, at least from this vantage point. Let’s take a look at all 32 NFL teams grouped into seven different categories of how...
FOX Sports 19 hours ago
Minnesota Wild Must Tighten Up Their Defense

Minnesota Wild Must Tighten Up Their Defense

The Minnesota Wild have enjoyed a run of sustained success that has them in first place in the western conference. However, there are still areas the team needs to identify and address if the team wants to finish the season in the same spot.The Wild'sbalanced scoring from up and down the line...
FOX Sports 20 hours ago
Timberwolves purchase Iowa Energy D-League team

Timberwolves purchase Iowa Energy D-League team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have purchased the Iowa Energy and will begin a direct affiliation with the NBA Development League team next season.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Timberwolves buy D-League team in Des Moines

Development of prospects could improve with team operating own franchise.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 21 hours ago

Wild's Charlie Coyle hopes to snap out of slump

Coach Bruce Boudreau wants more shots, scoring from winger.
FOX Sports 22 hours ago
Report: Colts Request to Interview Vikings George Paton; Seahawks Execs for GM Job

Report: Colts Request to Interview Vikings George Paton; Seahawks Execs for GM Job

According to USA Today's Tom Pelissero, the Indianapolis Colts have already requested permission to interview Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, as well as Seattle executives Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer for their general manager opening:https://twitter.com/TomPe...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Colts to interview George Paton

Vikings assistant GM George Paton plans to interview with the Colts about their vacant general manager position, a source confirmed. Paton, who has been Rick Spielman’s right-hand man here in Minnesota since 2006, is also a finalist for the open GM job with the 49ers. He has been scheduled to meet with the 49ers for a second interview. The Colts fired GM Ryan Grigson over the weekend but have retained coach Chuck Pagano. The presence of star quarterback Andrew Luck will make Indianapolis an attractive destination for GM hopefuls. Indy’s interest in Paton should create leverage for the...

Pitino wants to get Lynch the ball more; talks freshmen Coffey and Curry

Gophers coach Richard Pitino talked Sunday on the radio about center Reggie Lynch and his talented freshmen

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons

As you probably already know and are also probably sick of hearing over and over and over again, the Vikings in 2016 became the sixth team since 1990 to miss the playoffs after starting a season with five straight wins. The fifth team to do it will be in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks. The Falcons started 5-0 last season before losing eight of their final 11 games, including one to the Vikings, to finish at .500. Sound familiar? After their collapse in 2015, the Falcons didn’t make sweeping changes. They did add in free agency Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, who stabilized their offensive...

Wild Minute: Wild blows another two-goal lead, loses to Nashville

The Wild, despite leading the West in points and goals, have been porous with leads lately and Sunday it cost them against Nashville.

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