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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

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The Wild Season Was………..

Take 2 seconds to vote on the Morning News Poll. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO VOTE.

05/14/2014

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The Wild, Like Fans, Don’t Want Play-Off Party To End

It’s been a stomach-churning couple weeks for the Minnesota Wild and their fans. The team was decided underdogs against the Colorado Avalanche, and much more so against the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-13-14

To listen to highlights from today’s program, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/13/2014

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Niederreiter: The Wild’s ‘Difference Maker’

Two hours before Game 7 in Colorado, Nino Niederreiter sat alone in the stands. Just a man, his thoughts and his hockey sticks. It’s a routine he started a few years ago and does before every game; sitting in the seats, taping his sticks and getting focused.

05/10/2014

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Wild’s Keith Ballard On Playoffs, Fishing Opener

in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Keith Ballard helped the Minnesota Wild limit the Chicago Blackhawks, which is a big part of the game plan. “I think with their personal … there’s more shots that become dangerous. They don’t always have to be odd-man rushes or back-door plays or stuff like that – they’ve got a lot of skill in their lineup,” Ballard said.

05/09/2014

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Wild Blog: 2 Finns Lead Wild To Game 3 Victory

History has a tendency to repeat itself. For the third playoff series in a row, the Minnesota Wild went into Game 3 at Xcel Energy Center looking for their first win, being down two games to none. And thanks to a pair of Finns, the Wild got that victory on home ice, defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0. Chicago now leads the series two games to one with Game 4 on Friday night.

05/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-7-14

Miss something from today’s show? CLICK THE LINK above to head to Dave Lee’s PODCAST PAGE.

05/07/2014

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Wild Aim To Break Playoff Losing Streak Against Chicago

The Minnesota Wild are at a point where they are counting on the home ice carrying them. “That’s the plan. We know in the first round we played pretty well here and we’re excited to play here. But, you know, that doesn’t guarantee much,” said forward Zach Parise.

05/06/2014

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Wild Bring Defenseman Keith Ballard Back To Lineup

The Minnesota Wild have returned defenseman Keith Ballard to the lineup for Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal against Chicago. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed the change after the pre-game skate Tuesday. Ballard replaced Nate Prosser on the third blue line pair.

05/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-6-14

Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman among Dave’s guests today….listen to those interviews and other highlights by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE!

05/06/2014

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Wild Gearing Up To Host Blackhawks At Xcel Center

The Minnesota Wild is in familiar territory Tuesday night as it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail Chicago 2-0 in the best-of-seven playoff series, but the good news for Wild fans as the team returns home is that they are 3-0 on home ice in the postseason so far.

05/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-5-14

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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Blackhawks C Shaw Out For Game 2 Against Wild

Center Andrew Shaw will miss Game 2 of the Chicago Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Minnesota Wild due to a lower-body injury.

05/04/2014

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Minnesota Going Wild Over Stanley Cup Playoffs

After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.

05/02/2014

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Minn. Senator, St. Paul Mayor Bet Ill. Counterparts Over Playoffs

As the NHL playoffs heat up for the Minnesota Wild, so too are the stakes rising between the Twin Cities and Chicago. On Friday, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman challenged Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a friendly bet on the second round series between the Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/02/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News 5-2-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to find the PODCAST SECTION FOR DAVE LEE.

05/02/2014

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Meet The ‘Lady In Pink’ – The Rabid Wild Fan

One Minnesota Wild fan has been getting a lot of buzz on social media for her passionate support of the team during game six. Cameras caught the so-called “Lady in Pink” banging on the glass and using some choice words after she saw Charlie Coyle get punched in the face.

05/01/2014

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Wild Blog: Unsung Heroes Lead Wild To Game 7 Win

In Game 6 of the series versus Colorado, the best players for the Minnesota Wild proved to be just that. Zach Parise had a four-point night (2G, 2A) including the game-winning goal. Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter added two assists as Minnesota defeated Colorado 5-2 to even the series at 3-3, forcing Game 7 in Denver.

05/01/2014

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Wild Fans React To Thrilling OT Win In Playoffs

If you stayed up late to watch the Minnesota Wild face the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it was well worth it. Jared Spurgeon scored late in regulation to tie it 4-4 and send the game to overtime, and about five minutes into the extra session Nino Neiderreiter scored to send the Wild to the Western Conference semifinals.

05/01/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-30-14

CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to hear reaction to the verdict in the Byron Smith Trial and other notable highlights from today’s show with Dave Lee.

04/30/2014

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Game 7 Excitement Builds Among Wild Fans

The Minnesota Wild is just one win away from advancing to the next round in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The team is in Denver Wednesday, preparing to take on the Colorado Avalanche in a decisive Game 7.

04/30/2014

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Wild’s Granlund Is A Big Game Gamer

Mikael Granlund is the soft spoken, high-profile number-one pick who’s putting up numbers for the Minnesota Wild. He has thrived this play-off series, and maybe because he loves the play offs.

04/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-29-14

Wild win in Game 6! To listen to Mike Max and Sid Hartman’s Recap, Click the LINK ABOVE to go to the Podcast Page

04/29/2014

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Wild Fans Gear Up For Must-Win Playoff Game

It’s going to be an exciting night for Minnesota Wild fans as they host the most important game of the season yet Monday night at Xcel Energy Center. After losing at Colorado Saturday night in Game 5 of its playoff series, the Wild need to win Game 6 to keep its season alive.

04/28/2014

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