Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Wild Player

Dany Heatley

To describe the Minnesota Wild's season as "polar" isn't in reference to the temps outside the X on game nights. After going 20-7-3 in their first 30 games under first-year head coach Mike Yeo, the goal-starved Wild went 7-17-6 in their next 30 contests to play themselves out of Western Conference playoff contention. Not that Dany Heatley had much to do with the dearth of scoring. Acquired from San Jose in the offseason for popular Martin Havlat, the three-time NHL all-star proved to be one of the few constants on an injury-riddled roster. Working through myriad line changes, the "Heater" hadn't missed a game through early March en route to netting a team-leading 20 goals and 46 points for a squad that charted near the cellar in NHL scoring.

Best Sports Team (2015) Minnesota Wild

Best Wild Player (2013) Zach Parise

Best Wild Player (2011) Martin Havlat

BEST WILD PLAYER (2010) Mikko Koivu

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle & Fitness

Best Bike Trail Minnehaha Trail

Best Bowling Alley Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Best Boxer Caleb Truax

Best Coach Cheryl Reeve

Best College Athlete Nick Bjugstad

Best Day Trip Interstate State Park

Best Golfer Tom Lehman

Best Gym YWCA of Minneapolis

Best Heckler Michael "Sammy" Samuelson

Best Hike Superior Hiking Trail

Best Ice Skating The Depot Rink

Best Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Best Minnesota Twins Addition Corey Provus

Best Park Como Park

Best Personal Trainer Damien Rochon-Washington

Best Picnic Spot Hidden Falls Regional Park

Best place to Run West River Parkway

Best Place to Watch a Meteor Shower Wesley Park

Best Pool Hall Shooters

Best Public Golf Course Willingers Golf Club

Best Race Big Gay Race

Best Sid Hartman Moment Joe Mauer's first press conference after 2011 return

Best Sledding College Park

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Glen Perkins

Best Unofficial Twins Souvenir Andy Sturdevant's "Minneapolis-Based Baseball Team" scorecards

Best Urban Hike Downtown St. Paul

Best Vikings Player Jared Allen

Best Weekend Getaway The Wisconsin Dells

Best Yoga Studio Yoga Center of Minneapolis