1. 7 NHL Games You Can't Miss for Week Starting March 17

    No matter where you are from, you should be able to find an intriguing matchup this week. Vancouver and Los Angeles will play each other in a contest that is becoming a bona fide rivalry game...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 909 reads 9 comments

  2. Ricky Rubio, Not Kevin Love, Is Becoming Minnesota Timberwolves' Key Leader

    Ricky Rubio is emerging as the leader of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the absence of Kevin Love. The second-year point guard has improved his game on both sides of the ball and brings energy to the floor every night...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,745 reads 21 comments

  3. It's Time to Stop Calling Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams a Bust

    It’s time to stop calling Derrick Williams a bust. He has yet to reach his potential as the No. 2 pick in the 2011 draft, but no longer can we put him in the same category as ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 6,478 reads 41 comments

  4. Minnesota Wild: Win over Vancouver Canucks Indicates Team Can Win the Division

    There was an extra pep in Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo’s step as he walked up to the podium to address the media after beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 at home...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,467 reads 3 comments

  5. NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks Lose and It's Been a Crazy Week in the NHL

    I don’t know what to believe anymore. The Chicago Blackhawks have lost a game in regulation to the Colorado Avalanche (the Avalanche!) and then lost to a reeling Edmonton club...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 14,819 reads 89 comments

  6. 10 NHL Games You Can't Miss Starting March 10 and Predictions

    The wonderful thing about the parity in the NHL is that there is almost always a great game to watch on national television every day during the week...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,629 reads 4 comments

  7. Minnesota Timberwolves' All-Time Dream Team

    A couple months ago I was playing NBA Jam On Fire Addition—the one you buy in the Xbox Live store—and I get enough points to unlock a “legendary player...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 6,316 reads 25 comments

  8. Minnesota Timberwolves Better Hope Andrei Kirilenko Stays with Them

    Andrei Kirilenko can exercise his player option next season or choose to leave the Minnesota Timberwolves . The team had better hope he stays...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,075 reads 26 comments

  9. NHL Power Rankings: Kings, Wild Start to Play to Their Capabilities

    Things are beginning to normalize in the National Hockey League. By that, I mean that the teams I thought would be good are winning games and the ones I thought would be bad are starting to lose more...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 117,493 reads 53 comments

  10. 15 Players Who Should Get Their Mail Delivered to the Penalty Box

    There are a handful of guys in the league who really should have their mail delivered to the penalty box. At times it seems like they spend more time sitting in the sin bin than they do on the ice...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,193 reads 12 comments

  11. Minnesota Timberwolves: If Only Rubio Could Turn Everyone's Frown Upside Down

    Those of you that did not catch Thursday's 116-94 blowout loss to Los Angeles Lakers on TNT, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio provided a charming moment for all to see on national television...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,853 reads 5 comments

  12. Grading Alexey Shved's First Season with the Minnesota Timberwolves

    Alexey Shved has had an outstanding rookie season for the Minnesota Timberwolves so far and basketball fans in the Twin Cities have acknowledged it: his uniform is now worn both in the stands of the Target Center and on the streets of Minneapolis...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 478 reads 2 comments

  13. Where Do the Minnesota Timberwolves Go with Their Roster from Here?

    When it comes to the Minnesota Timberwolves ' roster, the stability is key. In short, the team should avoid dramatic changes in the offseason...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,914 reads 21 comments

  14. NHL Power Rankings: Lindy Ruff Gets the Boot, Are More Firings to Come?

    I always assumed that Lindy Ruff was kind of like the pope or a Supreme Court justice in Buffalo: He would hold his job until he died. Well, we found out that was not true last week...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 85,712 reads 116 comments

  15. 20 NHL Players You Trust Most to Win a Face-Off

    In order to determine which players were best in a faceoff, I looked at how each player fared in the past three years, going back to the 2009-10 season...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 21,514 reads 45 comments

  16. The Definitive Case for Minnesota Timberwolves Keeping Nikola Pekovic

    The first step to keeping familiar faces in Minnesota and building continuity on their roster, the Timberwolves must retain Nikola Pekovic ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,149 reads 37 comments

  17. 10 Unlikely Blockbuster Trade Ideas That Would Shake Up the NBA

    We’ve seen a couple of big moves, especially the Rudy Gay transaction , but wouldn’t it be great if we saw a historical blockbuster at the trade deadline? I can’t ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 841 reads 3 comments

  18. NHL Power Rankings: Do Not Count the Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils Out

    The New Jersey Devils and Nashville Predators are two teams that never should be counted out. Every year it seems like pundits bury these two clubs because they are often struggling financially, lack offense and play in difficult divisions...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 7,651 reads 54 comments

  19. Would Minnesota Timberwolves Ever Consider Trading Kevin Love?

    There is a strong argument for the Minnesota Timberwolves to keep Kevin Love: He is the longest-tenured player on the team, a double-double machine and, as we know from his absence, the Wolves are not a playoff team without him...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,746 reads 7 comments

  20. Power Ranking the Best NHL Markets in the US

    A couple housekeeping items here… I only included cities/areas with a current NHL team in America...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 9,148 reads 91 comments

  21. Blockbuster Trades the Minnesota Timberwolves Should Consider

    A couple notes before I go into the trades: First of all, I don’t want the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade Ricky Rubio or Alexey Shved ...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 328 reads 79 comments

  22. NHL Power Rankings: Are the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs for Real?

    Are the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens for real? Are we ready to permit that they both are able to make the playoffs or this this just a fluke at the beginning of a shortened season? It’s hard to tell...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 115,056 reads 113 comments

  23. What Minnesota Timberwolves Have Missed from Each Injured Player This Year

    This list is borderline comical. It's not in a sadistic way; good fans do not wish ill upon the players they root for but in a “Wow, the Wolves may really be cursed” sort of way...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 2,221 reads 6 comments

  24. Early Grades on the NHL's Biggest Trade, Free Agency Moves

    In a shortened season, teams are going to more wary of losing streaks and eager to pull the trigger on trades or pick up a player to shake things up for a slumping team...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 3,316 reads 32 comments

  25. Is This Season Lost for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

    It would be easy to pronounce this season dead, to say that the Minnesota Timberwolves should blow it up and start it all over again. Here are a couple excellent reasons: Kevin Love hurt his hand…twice...

    Tom Schreier Written by Tom Schreier about almost 2 years ago 1,649 reads 15 comments