Wild coach Mike Yeo: 'We're going to be more aggressive'

  • Article by: Michael Russo , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 8:15 AM

 

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mnhockeyguySep. 7, 13 7:05 PM

I find it interesting that Yeo said he hates it when people call the Wild a dump and chase team. That is what he's been preaching since he's been here... chipping the puck in deep and getting behind the defense. The problem was that the Wild was not fast enough to retrieve the pucks. Nor did they win a lot of battles down low along the boards. But as Yeo acknowledged they weren't good at making adjustments last year and didn't change the approach to play to the team's strenghts. This year I hope he is a lot faster at identifying things that arent working for the team. One of which is handcuffing Parise to Koivu! He evaded the question which worries me... If Coyle works as a center I think a much more potent scoring line could be Coyle, Pominville and Parise.

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yathinksoSep. 7, 13 9:52 PM

First off, get rid of Clayton Stoner. 2nd, I could care less what you call it. Just win baby and take us deep into the playoffs. Need to build on last year and make a cup run.

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drool1Sep. 7, 13 9:58 PM

that 2nd line center position keeps looking like such a glaring need. hoping that granlund or coyle fills it is very chancy. i'll beat a dead horse here. after heatley got injured last season, there was talk of a way to buy him out by allowing justin falk to go to arbitration. i didn't understand this possible maneuver, but it did seem to give the wild some flexibility. they coulda had cullen at a home discount of 3.25 per year for 2 years. but they chose to pay heatley 7.5 mil instead (i suspect this was leopold's call). now we're banking on either granlund or coyle to come through. i hope i'm wrong, but i think chosing to keep heatley over cullen is gonna lead to another frustrating season.

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lars471Sep. 7, 1310:27 PM

Yep drool you are wrong, they couldn't buy out Heatley because of the injury so it wasn't that they chose him over Cullen plus it sounded like Cullen wanted 3 yrs & there is no way he will do what he did last yr (short yr & still injured) for 3 more yrs, I loved what he did last yr but just being real - keep an eye on what he does in Nash this, next & the yr after.

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bstjernSep. 7, 1310:51 PM

Should be a fun year. Who's playing and coaching by the year end is what we tune in for.

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knight63Sep. 7, 1311:16 PM

How important was the win in Colorado? It saved Yeos job, unfortunately. Contract ext? Are you kidding me? What has Yeo proven as a head coach. Spell it out for me cause I dont see it. He is not the man for thios job as I have said for 2+ years now. He cant make adjustments, doesnt have any surly edge that players need sometimes. Remember the 0 for 17 pp in the playoffs? No creativity at all. Bring in a real NHL coach already!!

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pazalunaSep. 7, 1311:39 PM

I'll be shocked if the Wild make the playoffs.

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lindy_frank123Sep. 8, 1312:02 AM

This Yeo is like Tim Webster all talk and no action. Another salesmen. Heck Terry Ryans a salesmen...Rick Speilmans' a salesmen...Minnesota sports is loaded with people/salesmen selling the fans a sow's purse that think is a golden calf....wow...they really insult the average fan when they do this. This is guy's got this year to prove himself.

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lindy_frank123Sep. 8, 1312:18 AM

He coaches to win not save his job? He's been around Gardy too much...it's like Gardy's coaching the Wild...same guy and look at Gardy's results...you want to stay here Mike? Then make adjustments DURING THE GAME..

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dirtydogsSep. 8, 13 7:13 AM

Contract extension for Yeo? This would only happen if he is the cheapest option and would show what little effort Leipold is making to improve this team. Yeo has done absolutely nothing to justify his current contract, let alone an extension.

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