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Zulgad: Wild GM could soon begin making decisions about slumping team’s direction

ST. PAUL — The Wild have two games remaining before the NHL schedule provides their annual Christmas break. The guess here is that those four days off will be anything but restful for Paul Fenton.…


Stefon Diggs belongs in the Pro Bowl

It’s hardly worth ruining a beautiful night during the holiday season raging over Pro Bowl selections, but it’s worth mentioning that Stefon Diggs is deserving. The NFC saw four excellent receivers selected in Julio Jones,…


Vikings have four named to NFC Pro Bowl roster

The Vikings had three defensive players and one on offense named to the NFC team for this season’s Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Defensive end Danielle Hunter, linebacker Anthony Barr, safety Harrison Smith and wide…


Wild suffer key loss on the blue line

The Wild reportedly will be without defenseman Matt Dumba for an unknown period because of an upper-body injury suffered Saturday against Calgary. Coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters that Dumba likely will miss a week and…


All-22 film: A look at how the Vikings gave Kirk Cousins more support

From the opening drive of Sunday’s 41-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, it was clear that the Minnesota Vikings were going to stick to the concepts that have worked for quarterback Kirk Cousins throughout this…


Twins to retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey

The Minnesota Twins announced on Tuesday that Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey will be retired during a pre-game ceremony at Target Field on a date to be determined later. “The Minnesota Twins organization has been…


Last Shots: On Okogie being electric, Jones being unlocked, Gibson’s shoe, and this mystery of a team

MINNEAPOLIS – Twenty-six quick thoughts for 26 minutes played by Andrew Wiggins in Minnesota’s 132-105 win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at Target Center. 1. This team remains a mystery. A strange mix…


Aldrick Robinson taking advantage of attention on Thielen, Diggs

EAGAN, Minn. — Last offseason the Minnesota Vikings looked all over for a receiver to replace Jarius Wright. They signed former Titan and Bear Kendall Wright, ex-Giant Tavarres King, signed several undrafted free agent receivers…


How the use of role players gave Vikings offense a boost vs. Phins

EAGAN, Minn. — Over the last five weeks, fullback CJ Ham hasn’t cleared 10 snaps in a game. In fact, the Minnesota Vikings hadn’t used their versatile fullback for more than 15 snaps since Week…


Moore On Monday: Five Potential Trades; A New Starting Lineup; Andrew Wiggins Headphones

Losing streaks have a way of inspiring the need for change. After a second west coast losing streak that left the Wolves 0-11 versus Western Conference teams when on the road, here are three potential…


Zulgad: Cousins manages to look far more at ease with Stefanski calling plays

MINNEAPOLIS — Kirk Cousins completed six fewer passes and threw for only 7 more yards against Miami on Sunday than he did the previous Monday in a loss at Seattle. But there was a world…


Updating the Vikings’ playoff odds and potential scenarios

The Vikings are very much alive in the NFC playoff picture, but they won’t be defending their NFC North title. That became a certainty on Sunday as the Chicago Bears clinched the division with a…


Vikings’ strategic tweaks give offensive line a better chance

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been under duress on nearly 40 percent of his drop backs this year according to Pro Football Focus. During Sunday’s 41-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, interim…


Zulgad: Vikings new offensive coordinator wise to get Dalvin cooking

MINNEAPOLIS — There were plenty of questions about how John DeFilippo elected to run things in his 13 games as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator. Atop that list might have been the way that DeFilippo used,…


Anthony Barr’s pass rush success keys Vikings’ dominance over Dolphins

MINNEAPOLIS — During the sweltering days of training camp, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr worked on his pass rushing moves with the defensive ends and lined up on the edge from time to time during…


Vikings offense finds the right fixes in Stefanski’s debut

MINNEAPOLIS — Somewhere Pat Shurmur was smiling during the first quarter of Sunday’s game. In the Minnesota Vikings’ three-touchdown first quarter, interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski checked off all of the Shurmur boxes. Outside runs…


Zulgad: Unlikely pugilist can’t save day for Wild; Dumba also lost in defeat

ST. PAUL — Ryan Suter entered Saturday having played in 480 games in six-plus seasons since signing a 13-year, $98 million contract with the Minnesota Wild. The defenseman had 41 goals and 240 assists in…


How much do the Vikings need to improve on offense to be a Super Bowl contender?

Making a coordinator change mid-season is usually not a great sign for a team’s chances to reach the playoffs, much less the Super Bowl. But the Minnesota Vikings, who are a near lock for the…


How Mike Zimmer is helping his new play caller prepare for debut

EAGAN, Minn. — It’s been a long time since Mike Zimmer called his first game as a coordinator, but he reached back in the memory bank this week to give interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski…


P.J. Fleck agrees to contract extension that will run through 2023 season

P.J. Fleck has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will run through the 2023 season. Approval on the deal came from the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Friday morning. Fleck, 38, received…


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