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PostPosted: 12/05/17 8:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
pilight wrote:
Minnesota Lynx are the best in the league, but are they the best in the state?

http://beloitcollegeroundtable.com/2017/12/04/minnesota-lynx-are-the-best-in-the-league-but-are-they-the-best-in-the-state/

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The Lynx have brought in more league championships than any other team in Minnesota


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In 2010 the minnesota Lynx became a force to be reckoned with.


He's lucky that's a false statement as their missing the playoffs in 2010 was the reason they got Maya Moore.

I don't understand the headline. Is he saying that because they have had WNBA success they should be more popular than the male sports teams?

There are quite a few errors in the article. Anna Cruz does not play for Team USA, for one. For another, the University of Minnesota has had numerous national championships in hockey over the last 20+ years., with the Gopher Women's team being the most dominate team in the league since. like, ever. The NCAA has only has a women's championship since 2001, and the Gophers have won 6 of them and been the runner-up twice more (yes, out of 17 National Championship games, the Gophers have played in approximately half of them). This includes winning national championships 4 of the last five years, and coming in second in the remaining one. They also had an undefeated season, the only one in league history, as part of a 62 game winning streak (which is ridiculous in hockey were games can end in ties and a hot goaltender can single-handedly steal a game).

So, no, as good as the Lynx are they are not the most dominate team in the state.

But otherwise, I do agree with the sentiment!



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PostPosted: 12/06/17 12:55 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Most likely he was talking about pro teams.



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PostPosted: 12/06/17 1:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
Most likely he was talking about pro teams.

Then he needs to write that.



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PostPosted: 12/12/17 11:12 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx Overseas Player Of The Week | Alexis Jones

http://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-overseas-player-week-alexis-jones/

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She only played one game, but from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, guard Alexis Jones is our Overseas Player of the Week.

Jones’ played 39 minutes and 27 minutes is Al-Qazeres’ 88-76 overtime win over Lacturale Araski. She put up 29 points to go with seven assists, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal.



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PostPosted: 12/20/17 6:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Per #Lynx owner Glen Taylor: Two-year contract extension for Coach Cheryl Reeve, thru 2019 season. Well-deserved following fourth #WNBA title in 7 years.


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PostPosted: 12/28/17 12:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynx Sign Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to Multi-Year Contract Extension

http://lynx.wnba.com/news/lynx-sign-head-coach-cheryl-reeve-multi-year-contract-extension/?sf177607672=1

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The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed Head Coach Cheryl Reeve to a multi-year contract extension. Reeve has also assumed the role of General Manager



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PostPosted: 12/28/17 12:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Not only that but we are keeping all of our assistants locked up and promoting Clare! Great news all around! Very Happy


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PostPosted: 12/28/17 3:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reeve as GM makes me a little nervous. She can be quite impulsive and it'd be wise if there is a balance of power in the decisions. Also, the point Cooper made is in play. You have to coach a player you may have negotiated down in contract negotiations.

I wonder what happened to Griffith? I'm guessing he's still the executive vice president? Reeve must have negotiated the extra title.



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PostPosted: 01/01/18 12:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ten Minnesota sports story lines to watch in 2018

http://www.startribune.com/ten-minnesota-sports-story-lines-to-watch-in-2018/467466233/?section=sports


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5. Lynx

Can the Lynx win back-to-back WNBA titles and get their fifth overall championship in eight years?

The Lynx have had odd-year magic working for them this decade, winning WNBA titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

That means they won an impressive four championships in seven seasons. It also means, though, that a repeat championship is the one thing that has eluded them. Minnesota's veteran core should be focused and more than capable of adding one (ring) for the thumb in 2018.



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PostPosted: 01/01/18 10:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I feel like 2018 will be the final push for this current Lynx roster at another title. Does Perkins return(36 years old)?

Ages coming into 2018:
Brunson - 37
Whalen - 36
Perkins - 36
Augustus - 34
Fowles - 32
Montgomery - 31
Moore - 28
Howard - 26
Fagbenle - 25
Jones - 24
Zandalasini - 22
Average age - 30

Replacing Perkins with a younger guard off the bench. Do they attempt to bring back Ting?



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PostPosted: 01/01/18 11:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
I feel like 2018 will be the final push for this current Lynx roster at another title.


People have been saying that for a few years now.

toad455 wrote:
Does Perkins return(36 years old)?


I don't think age is really her biggest issue but rather her salary as a lightly used backup is too high. Can she stomach about a $10K/mo salary cut? If she can, maybe she'll be back. Megdal doesn't have her on his free agent list because he presumes she is retiring. Either he mixed her up with Pierson who announced her retirement, or he's guessing she's retiring but I haven't seen anything official about it.

toad455 wrote:
Ages coming into 2018:
Brunson - 37
Whalen - 36
Perkins - 36
Augustus - 34
Fowles - 32
Montgomery - 31
Moore - 28
Howard - 26
Fagbenle - 25
Jones - 24
Zandalasini - 22
Average age - 30


Looks like you got them mostly right. Brunson just turned 36 a few weeks ago, so you made her too old. Maya turns 29 during the season. Prime! Pierson retiring automatically makes them younger than last year, unless they get an old replacement. If Perkins leaves, that would make them relative pups.

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Replacing Perkins with a younger guard off the bench.


Wouldn't mind Nurse (her stock is up though) or Wagner as a deep backup.

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Do they attempt to bring back Ting?


I doubt it. They looked at her as more of a backup to the SF, and now they have Zandalasini for that role.

The Lynx apparently still have the rights to that one guard that went pregnant on them. Elhtova, or something like that. She seems to be doing well now so she could be a possibility. Anna Cruz might still be an option. They got options. Now it's about finding the perfect one.

Jones is big enough to play off the ball, so they could have both Montgomery and Jones as the main guard backups, and then either a draft pick or free agent in the 5th guard spot. Options.



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PostPosted: 01/08/18 4:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 01/10/18 3:37 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

That's Whalen and Banham playing together on the Gophers practice squad.




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PostPosted: 01/10/18 8:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thoughts and prayers to Andrew Jones, Alexis's brother, who has been diagnosed with leukemia.


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