Video Shows Drunk Avs Fan Started Brawl at the Wild-Avalanche Game

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City Pages reader Keenan Price sent along a much better video of the fight in the stands during Saturday night's Wild game in Colorado. Just as we suspected, the whole thing started because an angry drunken Avs fan got way too fired up.

Price, a Wild fan, said his section was full of people cheering on the Wild, and as the game progressed what started as good-natured trash-talk ramped up into something more serious.

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Jordyn Leopold's Letter Brings Dad Jordan Leopold Back to the Wild

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Leopold via NHLPA, Letter via @KFAN1003
Awwwww

Jordan Leopold's 11-year-old daughter, Jordyn, missed her father and wanted him to come back to Minnesota, where the Leopolds live year-round.

Earlier this winter she wrote a handwritten letter asking the Wild to trade for her dad, a 12-year NHL veteran who had already been traded once this season. Yesterday the Wild actually obliged, sending a fifth-found pick and Justin Falk to the Columbus Blue Jackets to bring the native Minnesotan back home for a Stanley Cup playoff run.

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Woman Sparks Fight at Wild Game With Well-Placed Sucker-Punch

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Screenshot of @AvsHaveMyHeart on Twitter
The bad blood between the two teams spilled into the stands Saturday night

The Wild's 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday was full of cheap shots both on and off the ice.

The game was in Denver, but we could've sworn it was a Wild home game at times. Loud "Let's go Wild" and "Duuuuube" chants could be heard on FSN's broadcast every time Wild goalie Devin Dubnyk made a good save. Classy Avs fans handled it with grace.

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Minnesota Men's Sports Teams Are on a Combined 26-Game Losing Streak

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Brandon Grasley via Flickr
Even for Minnesota this is getting ugly
All right, this is getting ridiculous. The Wild, Timberwolves, and Gopher men's basketball and hockey have combined to lose 26 consecutive games. Throw in Gopher football's loss in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day and it's 27 straight, with a combined 2-18 record in 2015.

Meanwhile Gophers women's basketball and hockey are both riding high, sporting records of 14-2 and 19-1-3, respectively. Maybe it's time to check out some women's games?

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Video: Watch Wild Coach Mike Yeo Berate His Team at Practice

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screenshot of KSTP
Nothing like an old-fashioned, profanity-laced tirade to rally the troops
The Wild are in a tailspin. The team has lost eight of its last ten games and is now just one point away from last in the division. Underachieving vets (we're looking at you, Vanek and Koivu), injuries, and inconsistent goaltending have plagued a team with the highest expectations in franchise history.

The struggles have Mike Yeo, the youngest head coach in the NHL, feeling some heat. After a bad 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose, Yeo lost his shit during a lackluster practice. KSTP caught it on tape.

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Minnesota Wild Plagued By Mumps Outbreak

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Today star Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter is set to return to action after missing two games due to a mumps infection. Suter is the fifth (!) Wild defenseman to get catch mumps this season.

What the heck are mumps? We reached out to Minnesota Department of Health epidemiologist Emily Banerjee to find out more.

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Game 7 in Colorado worked out well for Wild first time around [VIDEO]

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The greatest moment in franchise history so far happened during the last Game 7 against the Avs.
Tonight, the Wild face a decisive Game 7 in Colorado. It's not the first time they've been in this situation.

Back in 2003, the Wild traveled to Denver in the same circumstance -- Game 7 of a first-round playoff series. Tonight, once again, they're up against Patrick Roy, as the Avs' '03 goalie is now Colorado's head coach.

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#LadyInPink Alyssa Nelson is the sexy star of the Wild's huge Game 6 win [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

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In the span of one Vine video, Nelson became everyone's favorite Wild fan.
Late in the second period of last night's do-or-die Game 6, the Wild needed a lift. The hometown team had already blown a two-goal lead and weren't dominating play like they had for much of the series. It felt like they were on the ropes.

Then, the #LadyInPink happened.

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Was this hit by Wild's Matt Cooke dirty? [VIDEO]

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Tony Nelson
Wild forward Matt Cooke has earned a reputation as a dirty player. (Check out our post about his five nastiest hits here.) But when he signed with the Minnesota Wild last summer, the 35-year-old Cooke said he had turned a new leaf. We profiled the "new Cooke" in an October feature story.

Cooke managed to keep his nose clean most of this season, but last night, he embroiled himself in controversy once again with a very questionable hit on star Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie.

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Matt Cooke was not the cause of reporter's facial wound [UPDATE]

Categories: Accidents, Wild
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Mike Greenlay / Twitter
Matt Cooke found himself in a universally enviable position last week -- whacking a reporter in the face. Only it wasn't intentional. Seriously.

SEE ALSO: Matt Cooke: The soul of an agitator

Watch in the GIF below as the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello checks the Wild forward. Cooke's stick rockets into the left cheek of Fox Sports North reporter and former NHL goalie Mike Greenlay, who normally has the best seat in the house, smashed between team benches.

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