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D.Myers: Waiting to find Dubnyk There is no question goaltender Devan Dubnyk saved the Minnesota Wild's season. But we've yet to see the same Devan Dubnyk show up in the playoffs, and that could be a critical factor for the rest of this series. [Full Story]

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Wild's Dubnyk is finalist for Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goaltender Posted by Judd Zulgad | 3 hours ago Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was named as one of three finalists Friday for the Vezina Trophy, which is given to the goalie judged to be the best at his position. Montreal's Carey Price and Nashville's Pekka Rinne also are finalists. [Full Story]
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Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners Posted by 1500ESPN | 5 hours ago
Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip the NFL Draft Posted by The Associated Press | 6 hours ago The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody. [Full Story]
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Draft preview: Safeties Posted by Andrew Krammer | 9 hours ago The Vikings elected not to sign an immediate starter in free agency and could be looking to add a mid-round pick to the competition next to Harrison Smth. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Twins would be wise to remain patient, not promote Buxton now Posted by Derek Wetmore | 10 hours ago We've started to hear the chatter from those eager to see Byron Buxton playing center field for the Twins. The day will come, but it wouldn't be in Minnesota's best interest if the Twins made the move to promote Buxton before he's conquered Double-A. [Full Story]
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Report: Former Twins manager Gardenhire hired an agent to monitor jobs Posted by Derek Wetmore | 13 hours ago Gardenhire has hired an agent to monitor possible managerial openings, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. There's an interesting Twins connection with the man he chose, too. [Full Story]
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Top earners for 2015: Adrian Peterson, No. 1 Posted by Andrew Krammer | 13 hours ago "Deep inside, he wanted to finish his career with the Minnesota Vikings." -- agent Ben Dogra, after negotiating a $100M deal for Adrian Peterson in 2011. Four years later, Peterson reportedly wants out and wants more. [Full Story]
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Report: Pitino gets verbal commitment from Ahmad Gilbert Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Gilbert, a wing player from Philadelphia, is the sixth known member of Richard Pitino's 2015 recruiting class. [Full Story]
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D.Myers: Wild don't know yet what they have in Dubnyk Posted by Dan Myers | 1 day ago There is no question goaltender Devan Dubnyk saved the Minnesota Wild's season. But we've yet to see the same Devan Dubnyk show up in the playoffs, and that could be a critical factor for the rest of this series. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast: Analyzing the Vikings' 2015 schedule Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 regular season schedule and pick winners for all 16 games. [Full Story]
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Draft preview: Running backs Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago While this year's running back class may break the recent mold and see first-round action, don't expect the Vikings to jump that high for their backfield. They have done background work on a handful of middle-round options. [Full Story]
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TomCast, ep 3: An entirely new way to negotiate Posted by | 1 day ago In this edition of the TomCast, USA TODAY's Tom Pelissero dives into the latest of the Adrian Peterson saga with the Minnesota Vikings. [Full Story]
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Wetmore: Why I disagree with Hunter's decision to try to steal home Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Torii Hunter was thrown out at home plate Wednesday to stunt a bases-loaded, two-out rally. The play has sparked a fascinating discussion about aggressiveness in baseball under new Twins manager manager Paul Molitor. [Full Story]
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Top earners for 2015: Mike Wallace, No. 2 Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago After being traded from Miami with his five-year, $60 million contract, Wallace should be expected to grab the No. 1 receiver role for a Vikings' passing game that failed to establish a go-to target last season. [Full Story]
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How will Wild recover from 5-goal loss to Blues?

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