Matt Cooke found himself in a universally enviable position last week -- whacking a reporter in the face. Only it wasn't intentional. Seriously. SEE ALSO: Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitator Watch in the GIF below as the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello checks the Wild forward. Cooke's stick rockets into ... More >>
OHHHHH YEAHHHHH pic.twitter.com/15ve2DMMbk-- Paul Lambert (@MeatSauce1) December 12, 2013 We know they didn't mean it like that, but still... check out the unfortunate headline the Strib used in today's paper for their article about Wild player Mikko Koivu and his brother Saku, both of whom are cand ... More >>
Matt Cooke found himself at the center of another questionable hit on Tuesday. In a game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Minnesota Wild leftwinger -- who's vowed publicly to reform his game -- flew into defenseman P.K. Subban, knocking a skate out from under him. Falling backwards, Subban grabbe ... More >>
The messages that Matt Cooke sends opposing players are rarely humane. But that's the position he found himself in after Monday night's game in Buffalo, approaching Patrick Kaleta and offering a shoulder of support. The Sabres forward was one day away from a suspension hearing with NHL disciplinaria ... More >>
Matt Cooke sprints towards the offensive zone and pushes his opponent against the boards. After forcing the puck free with his stick, he sneaks unnoticed in front of the goal. All eyes are on his teammate Kyle Brodziak, who fires low. Cooke quickly angles his right skate and deflects the tiny rocket ... More >>
In November, Wild goalie Josh Harding went public with his multiple sclerosis diagnosis. He vowed to continue his NHL career, but the odds looked to be against him sticking around for long -- only one other player saw game action in the pros following an MS diagnosis, and Jordan Sigalet's one-game N ... More >>
Lynn Phillip Seibel, a former drama teacher at Shattuck-St. Mary's boarding school in Faribault, was charged today with 17 felony counts of child pornography and sexual misconduct.Seibel is charged with one count of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct, one count of using minors in pornogr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins' equipment staff mega-fails, misspells pitcher Jeff Manship's name on jersey-- T-Wolves to wear Minnesota Muskie throwbacks [PHOTOS]Did you know ESPN employs a uniform blogger? Well, now you do. His name is Paul Lukas, and this week he unveiled his ultimate project -- a ranked coun ... More >>
When Minnesota Wild management did their best Miami Heat impersonation and signed free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts last week, the franchise immediately became relevant for the first time in nearly a decade.After years of neglecting them, we here at C ... More >>
Derek Boogaard, the former Wild player whose death made him a poster boy for anti-enforcer sentiment, received more than 100 prescriptions for various pills from NHL team doctors in the years before his death. That's perhaps the most alarming finding in a New York Times report out today that gives ... More >>
Last summer, the Twins said they were "looking into" making their own "It Gets Better" video. According to Kevin Smith, Twins director of public affairs, that video will finally be unveiled early this season.In an e-mail to City Pages, Smith said the video will be shot in April and will begin run ... More >>
Cal Clutterbuck took two big swings and nailed... the wrong guy.Minnesota Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck is known for a few things. First, there's that great name of his.Clutterbuck's also one of the most prolific hitmen in the NHL: A couple years back, while playing for the Wild, Clutterbuck set th ... More >>
Aaron Boogaard posed for this picture with the Penguins. Now he's posing for a mugshot.Aaron Boogaard, the 24-year-old brother of former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to face potential felony narcotics charges in connection with Derek's overdose death on M ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
Erin Carlyle's cover story on Joe Gustafson is nominated for Story of the Year.The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest. The 23 no ... More >>
Wild head coach Todd Richards is out.The Minnesota Wild have fired head coach Todd Richards, the team's general manager, Chuck Fletcher, has just announced. The move takes place "immediately." The news comes after just two seasons for the 44-year-old Richards, who took the job after after th ... More >>
YouTubeFletcher explains his decision.After two poor seasons, head coach of the Minnesota Wild Todd Richards was ousted from his job this morning. Now, Chuck Fletcher, the team's general manager, is explaining why he made his decision.
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At AT&T Center, Inspectors found 18 pounds of expired hot dogs.Do sports concessionaires get distracted by big plays and slack on food safety? ESPN recently looked into stadium eats--from the health inspector's perspective and published highlights from the 2009 reports for MLB, NBA, NHL and N ... More >>
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