The Week in Sports
The once-might Wild have taken a severe U-turn in the month of December, going a pitiful 1-6. Last night they were in Anaheim where the Ducks served up the Wild's fifth straight defeat 4-2. The Wild are now 15-13-1 and have fallen to third place in the Northwest division behind Vancouver and Calgary. They are now only one point ahead of Edmonton and two above Colorado. Desperately in need of goals, the Wild need all-time team scoring leader Marian Gaborik to return, which he says he hopes will come this week. Yeah... right.
Four-games into Kevin McHale's tenure as head coach, things have looked marginally better at best for the Timberwolves. Without a win under McHale, the T-Wolves lost their staggering ninth straight game last night to the LA Lakers, 98-86. The only bright point was that the T-Wolves scooped up more rebounds than LA. Tonight offers the Wolves a legit chance to stop the skid when they take on the 6-18 Sacramento Kings. Still, it's probably not a bet worth taking.
The Twins signed back free agent shortstop Nick Punto this week to a two-year contract. Last season Punto hit .284 with two home runs and 15 stolen bases. No word yet on GM Bill Smith going out and getting a high-caliber power hitter.