By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Flyers’ Matt Read was recently named to the All-Star Game as a rookie. He went to Bemdji State and was an undrafted free agent the Wild looked at but did not sign.

He’s the fourth leading scorer amongst rookies this season.


The word in hockey circles is the Florida Panthers will work hard to sign the Gophers’ Nick Bjugstad at season’s end.


Donovan McNabb tells me he will continue to live in Minnesota so his kids can keep attending school. He is working out, hoping to play next season but also doing some post-season broadcasting.


Mike Singletary would probably not be the player’s choice to become the defensive coordinator for the Vikings.


Former Gopher Laurence Maroney, who was exonnnerated in an off season legal issue, has been training all year in Florida but did not get any NFL offers.


More than one Gophers baskebtall season ticket holder says they won’t re-new with an additional license fee and hike in parking costs next season.


USA Today was in town Monday for a feature on the Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio.


Former Gopher Blake Hoffarber is back in town after being released overseas. He does not know if he will return to play professionally.


Duluth East 7-footer Akolda Manyang, who just became elgible since transferring in, is a cousin to former to Rochester and Oklahoma star Longar Longar.


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