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Judd with Lou Nanne: Loss in Stanley Cup Finals still stings (ep. 18)

What was the key to sparking the North Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1981 -- hint, it took place Feb. 26 in Boston Garden -- and how much does the team's loss to the Islanders in the finals still bother Lou Nanne? The former North Stars general manager goes into detail about the North Stars' run to their first finals, including his favorites stories from that spring. Louie also recalls how he convinced Dino Ciccarelli's father that his son should sign with the North Stars.
00:41:00 2/14/2019

Past Episodes

Judd, Lindsey and Declan gather 'round where Judd asks if our opinion of the Wild has changed in the last week; Mikko Koivu's injury being a blessing in disguise; Time for Fenton to bail; Zulgad's trade plan; is Boudreau safe?; Attaching Brodin and Granlund in a trade; Send a letter to fans; Greenway and Kunin improving; Marcus Foligno; Shutting down Suter; Victor Rask shootout debacle; Dubnyk's playing time and more Wes Walz in the broadcast booth please.
00:00:00 2/11/2019
What does the loss of captain Mikko Koivu mean to the Wild? Lou Nanne discusses the options that general manager Paul Fenton will have with the veteran center out for the season because of a knee injury. One of the potential possibilities might surprise you. Lou also gives his feelings about 3-on-3 overtime, the shootout and what's happened to the once mighty Western Conference.
00:00:00 2/6/2019
It's another edition of Judd's Hockey Show where Judd, Lindsey and Declan discuss why the West is so bad; where do the Wild fit in; Fenton making more tweaks; Eric Staal's future; finding future center depth; the 2019-20 team identity; young players getting playing time; how analytics play into the future of the NHL; penalty-kill game theory and the Kendall Coyne, Pierre McGuire incident.
00:00:00 2/4/2019
Did you know Lou Nanne decided to attend the University of Minnesota was because he thought it didn't snow much and because it had a good dentistry school? In this episode of the podcast, Nanne talks about how the Chicago Blackhawks got his rights when he was 13 years old, how Congress helped him get on the 1968 U.S. Olympic team and about the biggest character on those early North Stars teams.
00:36:00 1/30/2019
Another episode of Judd's Hockey Show kicks off with the gang discussion the kerfuffle in Columbus; the Maple Leafs trading Jake Muzzin; NHL League news; should the Wild trade a defenseman; why the Western Conference is so bad and Judd, Lindsey and Declan provide their top 5 Minnesota-born (active) players.
00:00:00 1/29/2019
Not even a year into his tenure as the North Stars general manager, Lou Nanne was told the franchise would be merging with the Cleveland Barons and it was his job to make it work. Nanne's role included deciding which players to keep and which to let go. Nanne talks about this crazy experience in June 1978 and tells the story of how he made sure Minnesota hockey legend John Mariucci kept a job with the North Stars. Also find out which team almost merged with Cleveland instead of the North Stars.
00:26:00 1/24/2019
Judd and Lindsey are in for an emergency pod while Declan freezes to death at Hockey Day Minnesota. What does the trade mean for other Wild players? Will we see other players on the move? Who's next? Judd and Lindsey have you covered! Follow us on Twitter! @skornorth @jzulgad @lindseybrown35 @DexsTweets
00:00:00 1/18/2019
Ten days after moving from player to general manager with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978, Lou Nanne began making trades. He didn't stop for the next 10 years. In this episode, Louie talks all about the art of making trades and why he was never afraid to deal, even if some rival execs didn't want to deal with him. Lou also tells the story of how he went from a veteran defenseman to a young executive all in the span of a few days.
00:00:00 1/16/2019
Phil Mackey announces some exciting, major changes at 1500, beginning right now! For starters, we've got a new name now - SKOR North (and And an expanded menu of Minnesota sports content across multiple platforms. You'll be able to find SKOR North LIVE & LOCAL on AM 1500 (between noon & 7 weekdays), starting with a daily Vikings show at NOON on weekdays called Purple Daily. Then you can hear SKOR North Live with Matthew Coller from 2-4p, Mackey and Judd w/ Ramie from 4-6p, and assorted specialty shows in the 6:00 hour. We're also expanding our digital content in a BIG way over at, where, in addition to great written content, you'll find some of the most entertaining Minnesota sports podcasts -- such as Purple Podcast, Raised by Wolves, Touch em All, The Scoop with Doogie, Reusse Unchained, The Crafty Rogues and plenty more. As for social media ? expect a lot of fun and creative stuff on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube ? all @SKORNorth. So, give us a follow ... Check out our shows ... Give us your input and ideas ... And tell your friends that SKOR North is here! ... Minnesota Sports. Anytime. Anywhere.
00:00:00 1/15/2019
Matthew Coller and Judd Zulgad give their thoughts on Chuck Fletcher being let go and the plan to make the Wild a legit contender.
00:00:00 4/22/2018

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