Purple Mafia Ep#268:Draft Review 2018

We review an interesting, forward looking Minnesota Vikings 2018 Draft class, that frustrated many, as no plug and play guards or tackles were taken by Minnesota. We get to all your thoughts, rants and raves, in this very back and forth episode!

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#231:A Team Divided

The Minnesota Timberwolves season is over in five games against the top seeded Houston Rockets. It’s not losing in this particular series that’s concerning, it’s what’s going on behind the scenes, and right before our eyes. Clearly this is not a team that’s on the same page with each other, or the coach. There have been differing opinions that have caused increasing friction on all levels.

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Brave The Wild Ep#184:Fletcher Era Is Over

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Chuck Fletcher is no longer the GM of the Minnesota Wild. We look at his resume with Minnesota, including a lot of aggressive trades that brought little or nothing long-term for this team. An improvement in drafting vs Doug Risebrough, but certainly a far cry from what could have been, with more of a draft focused approach. At the end, look at eight possible candidates to take over the job.

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Brave The Wild Ep#183:Same Old Story…

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The Minnesota Wild season is over in the first round of the playoffs yet again. Once again we’ve seen the same players disappear at the time they are needed most. A significant trade or two in the off-season is more than necessary to hopefully bring in some new blood, to strengthen the psyche of a team that has shown mental weakness for far too long.

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#230:Towns’ Reality Check

The Minnesota Timberwolves are back in the playoffs, and as many expected, they’re down 2-0. What wasn’t expected however, is Karl Anthony Towns averaging a mere 6.5 Pts per game thus far. Towns has been manhandled and flat out played by Houston’s Clint Capella thus far, and this has become more of a trend than a mirage against other talented big men the past few years.

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Brave The Wild Ep#182:Continued Frustration

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The Minnesota Wild are down 2-0 in the postseason again, and 0-8 in game two’s in the Parise and Suter era. Winnipeg has matched our every move, and on occasion made us look silly. A little luck in the 2016 NHL hasn’t hurt the Jets either, as Patrick Laine looks like the next star player in the Central Division for the next 10 plus years. From one Patrick to the next…

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#229:The Drought Ends!

The 14 year drought is over, regardless of our tough opponent, the Minnesota Timberwolves are in the NBA Playoffs again, at long last! The crazy part is just two or three more wins and our Wolves would have the third seed in the west. We wrap up the three games of the regular season, which got us in, and preview the entire 2018 NBA Bracket!

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Purple Mafia Ep#267:Draft Preview 2018

The Vikings are now 6-4 and still alive in the playoff hunt, after an impressive 34-24 victory over the Detroit Lions in week 10. We now head into the bye, and two weeks from now, the true test begins, with four consecutive games against Green Bay and Chicago, by then we’ll know for sure who’s for real and who is not.

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Brave The Wild Ep#181:Heading To The Airport

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The Minnesota Wild are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 6th straight season, and will play the Winnipeg Jets. We talk about the final games of the regular season, mourn Ryan Suter’s injury, talk about Carson Soucy, and Louis Belpedio, and of course preview the 2018 playoffs!

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Timberwolves Explosion Ep#228:Something’s Missing

Another frustrating week for the Timberwolves, which boiled over into the overall worst game of the season on Easter Sunday against Ricky Rubio and the playoff bound Utah Jazz. The Wolves are fighting for their playoff lives, and either with Jimmy Butler or not, most of this season it’s just seemed like Something’s Missing with this team and it’s coach.

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