Drew Cove covers Gopher sports and the Minnesota Wild and Twins for Zone Coverage. A (very) recent graduate of the U of M, he was a sports reporter and editor at the Minnesota Daily, the University's student-run newspaper, since he was a freshman. Through that time, he has co-hosted "That Gopher Hockey Puckcast" at Zone Coverage for more than two seasons and worked as a freelancer for the Minnesota Hockey Magazine and the Pioneer Press. Follow Drew on Twitter @covedrew for Gophers coverage, Metrodome hot takes and Frasier gifs.
How the Minnesota Twins 60-Man Roster Affects the Pitching Staff, Fringe Players and Prospects
By Drew Cove - Jun 29, 2020
The Minnesota Twins are headed to camp! Major League Baseball is back for Summer Camp (Presented by Camping World) and the Twins have their roster assembled. Minnesota […]
How Does MLB’s 60-Game Proposal Impact the Minnesota Twins?
By Drew Cove - Jun 25, 2020
Major League Baseball’s decision to play a 60-game schedule is an interesting coincidence as it relates to Minnesota’s record after the same span in 2019. The Twins […]
Who is the Best Minnesota Wild Center of All Time Not Named Mikko Koivu?
By Drew Cove - Jun 23, 2020
The Draft Lottery is this week and Minnesota Wild fans will find out what pick the team gets in the upcoming entry draft. It’s been widely acknowledged […]
The Minnesota Twins Have Called for Change and Taken Action in Wake of George Floyd’s Murder
By Drew Cove - Jun 22, 2020
The Twin Cities became the center of the country almost a month ago with the killing of George Floyd. In the weeks since, that act has challenged […]
He Played Here? The All-Time Minnesota Wild “Legends” Roster
By Drew Cove - Jun 16, 2020
Hockey is going to be back soon. At least, we think hockey is *probably* going to be back soon. It almost feels as though the hockey season […]
J.D. Spielman Is In the Transfer Portal; Here’s How He Would Impact the Gophers’ Offense
By Drew Cove - Jun 10, 2020
It’s not time to post The Office’s ‘It’s Happening’ gif just yet. On Monday it was revealed that Minnesota-native and standout wide receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, […]
Ryan Donato’s Play in 2019-20 Shows Why the Minnesota Wild Should Give Him More Ice Time
By Drew Cove - Jun 9, 2020
Ryan Donato didn’t exactly get traded to the best situation for his short-term development last season. When the then 22-year-old was dealt from his hometown Boston Bruins […]
What Would 2020-21 Look Like Without Kirill Kaprizov?
By Drew Cove - Jun 2, 2020
Years. It’s been years of patience for Minnesota Wild fans waiting to see its prodigal star-in-the-making, Kirill Kaprizov, play for the team. This summer was finally the […]
The Minnesota Wild Will Need to Contain Vancouver’s Young, Dynamic Offensive-Defenseman Quinn Hughes
By Drew Cove - May 26, 2020
The Vancouver Canucks are full of young, exciting players, and now Minnesota Wild fans will be seeing much of that talent on full display here this summer […]
Playoff Deep Dive: How Would the Wild Match Up Against the Canucks or Stars?
By Drew Cove - May 19, 2020
The outlook on the rest of the NHL season continues to change frequently and get more confusing as time passes into the summer without a definitive plan […]
Who Would the Minnesota Wild Match Up Against in the New Playoff Proposal?
By Drew Cove - May 11, 2020
The NHL season could be coming back, and it certainly isn’t a simple outlook as each passing day creates new challenges. What should be made about the […]
How Reports of a Shortened MLB Draft Affect the Minnesota Twins
By Drew Cove - May 11, 2020
As Ken Rosenthal reported last week on Twitter, later confirmed by Jeff Passan and Kiley McDaniel, the MLB Draft will look a lot different this year with […]