1. Building the Perfect Minnesota Timberwolves Backcourt Mate for Ricky Rubio

    A few months ago I thought the Minnesota Timberwolves were set at the guard positions. We all knew who the point guard was going to be (hint: it’s Ricky Rubio ), and I was really impressed with Alexey Shved ’s play...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 2,801 reads 21 comments

  2. Devin Setoguchi and the Minnesota Wild Are Really Missing Center Matt Cullen

    The Minnesota Wild are missing Matt Cullen big time. Since the center got injured in a 4-1 loss to St. Louis on April 1, the team has gone 1-4-0, with their only win coming against the Columbus Blue Jackets ...

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  3. Minnesota Twins: 3 Lessons Learned from the Kansas City Royals Series

    It’s never a good thing to be swept by the Kansas City Royals , especially given how well the Minnesota Twins typically play at Kauffman Stadium, but this Royals club is revamped and is aiming for a division title...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,932 reads 3 comments

  4. Breaking Down Minnesota Wild D Ryan Suter's Case for the Norris Trophy

    At the beginning of the season, Minnesota Wild fans were wondering how long it would take Ryan Suter to return to form...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,342 reads 8 comments

  5. Minnesota Wild: How Concerned Should the Team Be About the Recent Losses?

    After winning seven straight games in March, the Minnesota Wild have lost five of their past seven contests. What is more concerning is that they have been defeated by playoff-caliber teams in those past four losses...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,884 reads 11 comments

  6. Events That Drastically Changed the Course of the Minnesota Timberwolves' Season

    I rarely take the time to reflect on why I like my favorite sports teams because it seems so obvious: I’m from Minnesota, so I like the Timberwolves ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,007 reads 9 comments

  7. NHL Power Rankings: Predicting Where Each Team Will Be at the End of the Year

    As the regular season comes to a close, Bleacher Report will take a look at where each team will be when all is said and done in this version of the power rankings. Will your team make the postseason this year? Stay tuned...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 8,564 reads 26 comments

  8. Minnesota Twins: 4 Lessons Learned from the Baltimore Orioles Series

    What a difference a year makes. The Minnesota Twins were swept in their first series of 2012, which took place against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, and wouldn ’t ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 2,779 reads 4 comments

  9. How Good Could Minnesota Timberwolves Have Been If Fully Healthy?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves would have been a playoff team this year. I really believe that. In fact, they could have gone on a playoff run. Kevin Love is the best power forward in the game...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,486 reads 10 comments

  10. Kerry Keating Has Won the CIT and CBA, but Can He Win a NCAA Tournament Game?

    For the second time in three years, the Santa Clara Broncos have won a postseason tournament. They did not win a national championship (obviously) or even the National Invitational Tournament (NIT)...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 809 reads 2 comments

  11. Minnesota Twins: Josh Willingham's Mentorship Has Helped Trevor Plouffe Big Time

    Josh Willingham is the master. Trevor Plouffe is the apprentice. Willingham is 34. Plouffe is 26. Willingham made his major league debut in July of 2004. Plouffe played his first game in May of 2010...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,019 reads 2 comments

  12. How Should Minnesota Timberwolves Manage Minutes in the Season's Final Weeks?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have a balancing act on their hands when it comes to player minutes each night. They are in a position where they can win games because they haven’t lost enough where success would mean missing out on the No...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,091 reads 4 comments

  13. Minnesota Twins: 3 Lessons Learned in Season-Opening Series Against Detroit

    The Minnesota Twins took the opening series of the season against the Detroit Tigers this week. Yep, that’s right, the defending AL Champions. It is kind of a big deal. “That was big for us,” said third baseman Trevor Plouffe...

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  14. NHL Power Rankings: How Trade Deadline Movement Shakes Up the League

    In order to cover Wednesday’s trade deadline, TSN had nine correspondents in the field, six satellite contributors, five panelists, four insiders, four reporters, three instant analysts, a “satirical blogger,” a live blogger and a host...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 4,864 reads 15 comments

  15. Minnesota Twins: A Bold Decision Marks a New Beginning for Brian Dozier

    In Brian Dozier’s last game he played at Target Field in the 2012 season, which came on August 12 against the Tampa Bay Rays , he threw to first with one out and the bases ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 2,059 reads 0 comments

  16. NHL Power Rankings: Pre-Trade Deadline Edition

    It looks as if things are going to be slow right before the NHL trade deadline this year. Not only has it crept up on everybody (ah, the good ol’ shortened season, let’s ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 5,335 reads 28 comments

  17. Minnesota Twins: The Story of Pitcher Jeff Schoenbachler, a 2004 Draft Pick

    This season, the Minnesota Twins will rely on a couple of key contributors from the 2004 draft who are each entering the prime of their career. Trevor Plouffe (No...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 2,933 reads 2 comments

  18. How Important Are Nikola Pekovic and Andrei Kirilenko to Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Following the Minnesota Timberwolves ' 97-95 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, March 17, J.J. Barea was sitting in front of his locker with his feet in a tub of ice...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 1,550 reads 6 comments

  19. Why Trevor Plouffe Is Going to Have a Big Season for the Minnesota Twins in 2013

    During his time as a member of the Minnesota Twins ’ Triple-A affiliate in Rochester, N.Y., Trevor Plouffe earned the nickname “Babe Plouffe...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 2,298 reads 4 comments

  20. What Is Derrick Williams' Ceiling for Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Derrick Williams should be the Minnesota Timberwolves ' starting small forward next season. I know, a few months ago the notion that he could be a part of the team’s future, ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 4,650 reads 27 comments

  21. NHL Power Rankings: Have the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning Mailed It In?

    Have the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning given up on making the playoffs already? It seems absurd, given that the Stars are actually in the playoff picture in the Western Conference ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 11,791 reads 55 comments

  22. Why Flip Saunders Should Be Next to Lead Minnesota Timberwolves, Again

    First and foremost, let me make this clear: I want Rick Adelman to remain the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves next season...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 3,572 reads 13 comments

  23. Players Who Shouldn't Be in the Minnesota Timberwolves' Plans Going Forward

    Maybe it’s just me, but I’m always sad to see players go at the end of the year. Even if they have only been around for a short time, I watch them play every night, they ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 5,097 reads 39 comments

  24. Should Kevin Love Come Back This Season for Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Kevin Love should sit out the remainder of the Minnesota Timberwolves 2012-13 season. He has already injured his hand twice, and the risk of another injury far outweighs the ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 3,191 reads 25 comments

  25. NHL Power Rankings: We Know Who's Who Out West, East Still in Question

    If I had to guess, I would tell you that the top eight teams in the Western Conference right now will make the playoffs. In my mind, Chicago, Anaheim, Minnesota, St...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about over 1 year ago 12,716 reads 78 comments