Zone Coverage

Justin Jefferson

Anquan Boldin is a better comp for Justin Jefferson than Randy Moss

Jefferson's remarkable rookie season has drawn comparison to Moss.

Irv Smith Jr.

Where in the world is Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr.?

Smith has been basically invisible through four games this season.

Anthony Barr

Vikings about to find out exactly how important Anthony Barr is

Sam Ekstrom runs through an in-depth film study of the polarizing linebacker.

Kirk Cousins

3 things we learned from the Vikings' loss to the Colts

It was ugly, ugly and more ugly in the Week 2 loss to the Colts.

Brian O'Neill

Big matchups and key stats for the Vikings-Colts game

Sunday's Week 2 matchup kicks off at noon.

Joel Erikkson Ek

Eriksson Ek, Foligno, Hartman are keys to Wild's success next season

That group alone can provide pesky, hard-nosed checking.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings players, coaches reignite social justice discussion

Zone Coverage provides daily stories on Minnesota sports teams.

Devan Dubnyk

Don't expect Wild to sign big-name goalie in free agency

Dubnyk had a 0.890 save percentage, the 62nd best in the NHL out of 66 qualified netminders.

Chad Beebe

Can Chad Beebe really make the Vikings' 53-man roster?

Will the annual preseason fan-favorite make the 53-man roster?

Devan Dubnyk

Why the Wild shouldn't buy out these 3 players this offseason

Zone Coverage gives the players and the reasons.

Rick Spielman, Zygi Wilf

Why Vikings GM Rick Spielman should be focused on 2021

Spielman will have a lot to consider in 2021 when the NFL should look a little less uncertain than it does now.

Rick Spielman

Rick Spielman faces toughest test of his Vikings tenure

Sam Ekstrom of Zone Coverage zooms in on the GM's job.

Mike Zimmer

Vikings' Mike Zimmer is zigging while others zag

Run the ball? That’s so 1993. Related: What’s a fullback?

Everson Griffen

With Michael Pierce out, Vikings need Everson Griffen back

Griffen has reportedly expressed interested in signing with Green Bay.

Michael Pierce

How Michael Pierce's contract changes after opting-out of season

The big man signed a three-year deal with Minnesota.

Holton Hill

Holton Hill has a massive opportunity to stand out for Vikings

Sam Ekstrom finds signals that point to Hill being a solid defensive back.

Matt Dumba

Takeaways from the Wild's first summer training camp scrimmage

We're only 13 days from the Wild and Canucks dropping the puck.

P.J. Fleck

Will St. Thomas' jump to D1 have any impact on the Gophers?

Will it change the recruiting situations at all?

Dean Evason

What made Dean Evason the right coach for the Minnesota Wild?

Minnesota gave the coach a two-year extension.

Dalvin Cook

Doomsday scenarios for the 2020 Vikings offense

As if 2020 wasn't already negative enough...

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Another highly touted prospect, Calen Addison, is at Wild training camp

Tony Abbott of Zone Coverage will have Wild fans pumped about Addison's potential.

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Key players sitting out NBA restart could be trouble for Wolves' draft hopes

That Brooklyn Nets pick is just waiting to officially become Minnesota's selection.

Zach Parise

Who will the Wild carry on the 31-player traveling roster?

Breaking it down by forwards, defensemen and goalies.