Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
The Minnesota Wild expect the 10 millionth fan to attend the team’s next home game Dec. 29 against the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The 10 millionth fan will receive a prize package. It includes a custom Wild 10 Millionth Fan jersey, a team-signed hockey puck, four tickets to the Wild game against Detroit at 1 p.m. on March 22 and four tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game at 7 p.m. on March 22 at Xcel Energy Center.
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
The Wild are on Long Island Wednesday night for their only matchup this year against the New York Islanders. Dan previews the game.
Cook doesn’t mind a good hockey fight, but what happened Friday night between the Penguins and the Islanders was ugly. We’ve got links to stories and video.