Judd Zulgad is a former Minnesota Vikings beat writer, lifetime beer connoisseur and part-time sports conspiracy theorist. Phil Mackey is a former Minnesota Twins beat writer, full-time professional wrestling geek and unofficial ambassador for robot umpires. Ramie Makhlouf is a stand-up comedian and…
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Minnesota Timberwolves radio voice Alan Horton joins to talk Wolves specifically the defense carrying them; Anthony Edwards demeanor and taking the next steps in his second season; What Patrick Beverley brings to the team; D'Angelo Russell evolving defensively; Chris Finch being the right coach for the team and more; (29:00) Write That Down!
Minnesota Wild win over Edmonton Oilers thanks to a big performance from Cam Talbot; Minnesota has now won seven straight games; Kirill Kaprizov having an "off night" and Kevin Fiala still can't buy a goal; Joel Eriksson Ek getting the power play going; Will the Wild even make a move at the trade deadline?; And Is Jonas Brodin the best defenseman in the NHL?
Minnesota Vikings coaching candidates: Nathaniel Hackett, Brain Daboll, Eric Bieniemy, Kellen Moore, Byron Leftwich, Josh McDaniels and Doug Pederson, which one intrigues the team the most?; (34:35) Why Minnesota Wild superstar Kirill Kaprizov and GM Bill Guerin gets it; The Philadelphia Flyers don't get it with former GM Chuck Fletcher and now interim head coach Mike Yeo; The Minnesota Vikings defense does not get it and more; (52:00) Random Szn Recall on the 2012-13 Timberwolves!
Minnesota Vikings scoops on Adam Thielen's injury status and rest of the teams status heading into Thursday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers; Minnesota Timberwolves scoops on Anthony Edwards, D'Angelo Russell and trade rumors; plus rapid fire scoops on the rest of the Minnesota sports scene.
Why Minnesota Vikings loss to the Detroit Lions was a “good loss” for the grand scheme of things; Kirk Cousins' performance was a perfect example of who he is; Declan is pissed off after the loss and hates this team; Why not to believe the box score and blame everyone; Dan Campbell outcoached Mike Zimmer; (28:14) Randy Vikes 69 *DUD* stable after the loss to the Lions; Weekend statements on the offensive line shuffling; Dan Campbell's decisions to go for it on 4th down in enemy territory; Why the Minnesota Wild look like one of the best teams in the NHL; Minnesota Twins legends Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat going into the baseball Hall of Fame and the Vikings will bounce back.
Patrick has thoughts on the Vikings' loss to the Lions and plenty of other topics, including Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat getting into the Hall of Fame, Jerry Kill's new coaching job and the Gophers volleyball and men's basketball team.
The Minnesota Wild are the best team in the NHL after their impressive win over the Toronto Maple Leafs; Is this team for real? Why the atmosphere felt like a playoff game!; The Wild's offense scoring the most goals in the league; What does Kevin Fiala have to do to score more goals?; Kirill Kaprizov effortless shootout goal.
Why D'Angelo Russell is evolving in his third season with the Minnesota Timberwolves; Should Andre Patterson shoulder more blame than Mike Zimmer for the Minnesota Vikings defense being poor?; The perception of Kirk Cousins being the unluckiest quarterback; Why does the media “hate” the Vikings?; (34:20) Keys to a Minnesota Vikings win over the Detroit Lions in week 13: Assuming nothing, using Alexander Mattison, not beating yourself and being realistic, Kirk Cousins being clutch!
Minnesota Wild WIN again over New Jersey Devils and have won five straight games; Minnesota's top line of Kirill Kaprizov-RyanHartman-Mats Zuccarello with a big game scoring four goals in the win; Why Bill Guerin know what the *bleep* he's doing; Do the Wild even need to make a trade at the deadline?; And why Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs will be a great test.
Minnesota Vikings scoops on Kellen Mond's future with the Vikings, which coaches and front office staff members stick around in 2022 and injury updates on Christian Darrisaw, Michael Pierce and more heading into Week 13; (15:00) Minnesota Timberwolves scoops on a tough stretch coming up; (21:00) Minnesota Twins notes on Dylan Bundy and MLB's impending lockout and rapid fire scoops on the Gophers; (29:00) The Timberwolves lose a tough matchup to the Washington Wizards but the Wolves can take away some positives from the losses with old tweets exposed sprinkled in as well!
The Minnesota Wild are the best team in the Western Conference! Is this the deepest and most dangerous Wild team ever? Dean Evason pushing all the right buttons!; Will goaltending be a problem?; And why Mikko Koivu finally gets it but the problem with honoring the wrong players; (34:56) Write That Down predictions on the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings and more!
Minnesota Wild WIN big over Arizona Coyotes and look like one of the best teams in the western conference; Jordan Greenway's big night; Kirill Kaprizov's dominating night; Kevin Fiala continues to gets robbed of goals; Why this team continues to win games; Is Kaapo Kahkonen the answer behind Cam Talbot and more on Judd's Hockey Show!
he Minnesota Timberwolves are red hot having won seven of their last eight games and inside the top 8 in the Western Conference; Anthony Edwards brining the energy the team has lacked for years; D'Angelo Russell making strides on defense and Karl-Anthony Towns maturing; (24:00) Gopher football offensive coordinator Mike Sanford Jr. not coming back in 2022; P.J. Fleck hiring Sanford in the first place; Kirk Cousins lining up the wrong butt!; MLB free agency period being off to a hot start but for all wrong reasons!; Rob Refsnyder era is over; George Kittle calling out Mike Zimmer for the holding calls and college football coaches jumping ship to other programs on who gets it; who doesn't!; (52:00) Random Szn Recall 2012 Twins.
Minnesota Vikings scoops with injuries and COVID cases piling up. Will the Vikings still make the playoffs? And who is really calling the plays; (15:00) Minnesota Twins scoops on Byron Buxton's contract extension and free agent pursuits; (24:00 ) Gopher football scoops for next season.
Minnesota Vikings statements after their loss to the San Francisco 49ers; Kirk Cousins short circuits lining up behind the wrong offensive lineman; The Vikings being a mess offensively from a play calling standpoint; The difference between Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins; (33:42) Randy Vikes 69 dud stable after the Vikings' loss, plus bonus statements on the Gopher football win over the Wisconsin Badgers, the Timberwolves and Wild picking up big wins and Byron Buxton inking a big contract extension with the Minnesota Twins and more!
Minnesota Wild stay hot with wins over Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets on home ice!; Why the Wild look like one of the best teams in the NHL; Minnesota not relying on its superstar players in Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala to win games; Will Matthew Boldy be called up from the minors? Minnesota's power play struggles; Will this team ever hit a swoon?
Minnesota Wild are red hot after win over Winnipeg Jets and are in 1st place in the Central division; Cam Talbot's impressive run of games; Kirill Kaprizov finally scoring a ton; Matthew Boldy will be here shortly but who does he replace in the lineup?; Jared Spurgeon's injury; How the team looks analytically this season; And Kevin Fiala's trade rumors to the Vancouver Canucks for J.T. Miller.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are growing up and are red hot having won five straight games; Anthony Edwards stepping up to Jimmy Butler; Ant Edwards had the dunk of the year and it didn't count!; Karl-Anthony Towns stacking up against Anthony Edwards; Should Vikings fans tone it down a bit?; (36:45) Minnesota Vikings keys to a Vikings win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Minnesota sports turkey of the year candidates! Minnesota Twins braintrust, Byron Buxton Gersson Rosas, Glen Taylor and the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bally Sports North and more; (23:32) Write That Down predictions.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lineup of DEATH and are leaving NBA purgatory! Jared Vanderbilt might be the most underrated player in the NBA; Patrick Beverley's impact on this team; (23:32) Who gets it; who doesn't on Patrick Peterson being a leader for the Minnesota Vikings; Why no one wants to play the Vikings right now; Understanding the mission statement of Minnesota sports!; The NFL for extending their regular season and Kirk Cousins' comments about being a checkdown guy; and Jerry Kill returning to be a full time head coach and Jake Cave being tendered a contract; (48:00) Random Szn Recall on the 2001 Vikings.
Minnesota Twins hot stove: Byron Buxton, trade rumors and free agent rumors on Jon Gray and other starting pitchers; (14:00) Minnesota Timberwolves on a hot streak; (23:00) Minnesota Vikings scoops heading into the 49ers game and Jerry Kill being a head coach in college football again.
Minnesota Vikings statements after beating the Green Bay Packers; Why the Vikings do NOT win that game a month ago; Kirk Cousins taking shots down the field; Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook getting their share; A shout out to Stefon Diggs; Green Bay Packer fans are hilarious; (25:46) Randy Vikes 69 stud stable after a Vikings win over the Packers; (36:00) Bonus Weekend Statements from the Vikings win on Mike Zimmer, Kirk Cousins being clutch when his team needs him the most; The potential of the Vikings offense; Are Minnesota Wild and Kevin Fiala heading towards a split? And the Timberwolves are back!
Are Minnesota Wild and Kevin Fiala heading towards a split?; With Dean Evason having him in the dog house, would they considering trading Fiala?; Jared Spurgeon injured over the weekend; Wild fall to the Lightning in a shootout after losing the Florida Panthers the night before; Can the Wild comebacks be sustainable longterm? Is Cam Talbot making all the saves he should be?
Has Minnesota Wild superstar Kirill Kaprizov broken out of his slump?; Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards taking care of the business against the Spurs; Why we aren't we “live” on the radio anymore; Are the Vikings more frustrated with Mike Zimmer or Kirk Cousins?; Why doesn't Kirk take more shots?; Where's Kellen Mond been? What happens if they trade Byron Buxton?; (35:00) Judd's keys to a Minnesota Vikings win over the Green Bay Packers on getting going at home, the offensive line playing better, zimmer vs. Rodgers and do not let off the gas!
Minnesota Wild win big over the Dallas Stars with Kirill Kaprizov and Cam Talbot leading the way in the victory! Dean Evason pushing all the right buttons in the win; Victor Rask returning to the lineup; Ryan Suter's first return to Minnesota; Another strong game from Jordan Greenway; Do the Wild have the best 4th line in the league?; Suter dragging down Stars players.
Anthony Edwards led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a win over the Sacramento Kings! Why can't the team win more games with Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell as the 1-2 punch?; Is Chris Finch the right coach?; Minnesota Twins scoops on Byron Buxton!; (34:30) Zach Parise and Ryan Suter being bad leaders for the Minnesota Wild; (43:00) Have the Wild played their best hockey?; (48:00) Old Tweets Exposed on Gophers quarterbacks!
Minnesota Wild fall flat vs. San Jose Sharks on home ice! Kirill Kaprizov had another off night and just something seems off with his game this season; Matt Dumba having a big game; Cam Talbot's play; Marcus Foligno might be the best fighter in the NHL!
The Minnesota Timberwolves lose another frustrating game in which D'Angelo Russell take the last shot over Karl-Anthony Towns!; Why the Timberwolves have no idea who they are in the last four minutes of a game; (21:00) Kevin Garnett's comments on Jimmy Kimmel Live on new owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez; The Wolves owners being fined for violating league rules but who cares!; The Green Bay Packers opening up new shareholders; Jose Berrios getting a contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays and Teddy Bridgewater “giving up” on an interception and more on Who Gets It; Who Doesn't!; (48:00) Random Season Recall on the 1983-84 Minnesota North Stars!
Will Byron Buxton be extended or traded with the Minnesota Twins?; Jose Berrios gets extended by the Toronto Blue Jays; (15:30) Minnesota Vikings scoops on Harrison Smith, Michael Pierce, Patrick Peterson and more; (22:00) Minnesota Timberwolves scoops.
Minnesota Vikings statements on Justin Jefferson's big day but why the Vikings lie to us; Why the Vikings being aggressive is a win; Mike Zimmer is adapting; Why prioritizing spending in free agency on defense was a mistake; Stop saying the Vikings are unlucky; Continue to lean into Jefferson and Adam Thielen; (29:48) Randy Vikes 69 STUD stable after the win over the Chargers!; Additional statements on the Gophers loss to the Hawkeyes; AEW at Target Center and Anthony Edwards being the only thing worth rooting for on the current Timberwolves.
Patrick has plenty of thoughts off a busy sports weekend on the Vikings, Gophers football and Gophers men's and women's basketball. Have the Vikings turned it around and where are the minutes police when it comes to Gophers basketball?
Will Minnesota Timberwolves explore trading Karl-Anthony Towns if this season continues to go off the rails; Or should D'Angelo Russell be the one that should be moved; Is the Minnesota Wild winning close games sustainable for success?; And why the Minnesota Vikings are the opposite of that!; Will the Vikings go younger or older will their next head coach?; Would you rather be a Vikings-Wild fan or a Bills-Sabres fan; (37:00) Judd's Keys to a Vikings win over the Chargers pulling off an upset, the secondary slowing down the Chargers offense; Dalvin Cook on tap for a big day against the NFL's worst run defense.
Minnesota Wild fall to Vegas Golden Knights on the heels of a back-to-back and the risk-reward with Matt Dumba's play if the team could only keep one player long term Matt Dumba and Kevin Fiala? Other takeaways from the loss to the Golden Knights and the power play still continuing to struggle
Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Golden State Warriors despite Anthony Edwards dropping 48 points; Why the Wolves need to make a trade to save their season!; Is Myles Turner or Ben Simmons still a possibility and who is on the table and who isn't?; (29:00 )Minnesota Vikings scoops on Michael Pierce, Harrison Smith's availability and Dalvin Cook's status for Sunday; (38:00) And Minnesota Twins scoops at the winter meetings; (46:00) Why the Minnesota Wild have shed their previous baggage and are living up to their potential.
Minnesota Wild win big over Arizona Coyotes! Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov have big nights; Kaapo Kahkonen delivers another big performance in net; the TNT broadcasting crew pointing out the differences in this year's Wild team; What Marcus Foligno and Matt Dumba mean to this team and more on the latest Judd's Hockey Show.