Yeo a bold pick to take over Wild

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 17, 2011 - 12:03 PM

Mike Yeo, who just completed his first season as a head coach in the minors, will be introduced as the NHL's youngest coach today.

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teapottydoltJun. 16, 1110:37 PM

A cheap hire for a cheap organization. Yawn.

mrteethJun. 16, 1110:52 PM

Why are GMs so stupid? I don't get it. Do they just not understand? I don't care if the coach works hard. I don't care if he's smart. Does he have the right talent under him? If he doesn't, he's going to fail. You think a 37 year old rookie coach is going to get 150% out of this lineup? You think any of these players we have are going to have a 30+ goal season? NO. This team is a full of stiffs. High payroll. Low production. You think Yeo is going to change that? No. It starts with ownership and ends with ownership. This ownership is not about winning the Stanley Cup. It's about selling out the X and providing good nachos.

andrew91Jun. 16, 1110:58 PM

Bold pick. But also very promising. This guy has a lot of potential.

jeff4649Jun. 16, 1111:00 PM

Mrteeth please don't comment on something you know nothing about. This is one helluva hire for this club. Hitch and MacT are decent coaches but you know what your getting with them. Hitch gets under the players skin and loses them after about a season and a half. MacT is good, but finished as high as 2nd place one time in 8 seasons with Edmonton. He finished 4th or worse 6 times. Yeo has proven he commands the respect of players at all abilities and levels and has a ring as an assistant coach with the Pens. Count this season ticket holder as extremely excited for this hire.

jkcaseJun. 16, 1111:02 PM

Yeo is a fantastic choice. I grew up in Minneapolis & currently live in Houston & Yeo did a fantastic job with the Aeros this year. This was his first year with the Aeros & took them all the way to the AHL finals. The Aeros missed the playoffs last year. I think he will do a great job with the talent he has.

rednusJun. 16, 1111:22 PM

The Aeros played a structured, physical, forechecking, defensively sound style and had immense success despite a lack of offensive firepower. Sounds a lot like the description of the Wild.

embodiedroseJun. 16, 1111:43 PM

6/16/11 Wild Hire Mike Yeo, hoping to turn things around with another bold move. 06/20/12 Wild fire GM Fletcher after missing playoffs again with the worst record in the division. Desperate for change ownership looks for ne GM powerhouse to turn things around. 4/15/14 Wild Fire coach Mike Yeo, after missing playoffs for 6th straight year. Fan base dwindling to record low numbers. Wild ownership hurting and desperate but no outcome in sight for a desperate franchise.

funkadelicJun. 16, 1111:47 PM

Maybe the Wild should hire mrteeth. He seems to have all the answers and can teach all of the stupid GM's how to run a professional sports franchise.

mrteethJun. 17, 1112:22 AM

Famous quotes by idiot fans: "Hey Brewster's great for the U...he's a proven winner...give him a chance". "Rambis won championships in LA....give him a chance. It's a great hire". "Great hire by the Vikings. Childress will instill discipline and will take the Vikings to the promiseland....I believe he's going to have a kick_ss offense". "Todd Richards is a hometown kid and was great at the U. He will have this team in contention in 2-3 years". "This one is a helluva hire for this club".....the stupidity goes on.

wdntyouknwJun. 17, 11 1:06 AM

mrteeth is right: it doesn't take years of team building, effort, good drafting and development to make a contending team. It really only comes down to whether you want to win or to make good nachos. Give him the GM of the year award, and let's move on.


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