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By Mike Max, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mike Max has more on all of the NFL talk, and more, in this week’s news and notes.

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Ben Leber, a free agent and one of the those players heavily involved in negotiations, is giving this advice to players.

“We don’t really know what to tell players at this point,” said Leber. “We’re just saying, ‘try to go back to normalcy and then, you know, see what happens.’ See if they turn you away. I mean, maybe some teams around the league are not turning players away, and guys can go in and do their workouts. “

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Ricky Rubio’s marketing people will be in town to meet with the Timberwolves people.

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David Kahn is scouting in Europe this week.

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The word is Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher will have a tough time matching an offer from Buffalo if they want to retain Lindy Ruff.

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A name that popped up this week on the Wild’s coaching search: Wisconsin’s Mike Eaves, who has NHL experience.

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Look for Hopkins basketball coach Ken Novak Jr. to win a national coach of the year honor from a national broadcast outlet.

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