January 20, 2003 | Michael Farber
The feel-good story of the first half was overachieving Minnesota, which is in the thick of the playoff race thanks to high-scoring 20-year-old speedster Marian Gaborik
November 11, 2002 | Daniel G. Habib
Neutral-Zone RapThe slick-skating Wild is winning games and fans by defying the notion that a trapping team has to be dull
October 14, 2002 | Kostya Kennedy
It's a special breed that plays harder, tougher and smarter in enemy arenas, melting the home-ice advantage
October 08, 2001 | Mark Bechtel
In one of last season's more memorable exchanges, Penguins center Mario Lemieux ripped Wild coach Jacques Lemaire last February after a game in which Minnesota's neutral-zone trap had suffocated Lemieux. "That's not...
October 08, 2001 | Michael Farber
Here is SI's second-team All-Smarts squad, plus the five coaches and general managers who have the best hockey brains.