Minnesota Wild: Home Grown Coach Takes the Reigns in Minnesota

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Nick Hunter in NHL
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Two words Minnesotans are tired of hearing, other than “Brett Farve”, are “rebuilding year.” But that’s most likely what Wild fans can expect for the 2009-10 season.   The Wild have been going through more changes this offseason since its first year in the NHL. The first big change lies within the front office. In April, the Wild decided not to renew the contract of president and general manager Doug Risebrough.   Risebrough was responsible for bringing players like Marian Gaborik, Brian Rolston, Pavol Demitra, and Niklas Backstrom to St. Paul, but he faced a lot of criticism for his lack of activity around the trade deadline.   Chuck Fletcher was named general manager in May to replace Risebrough. Fletcher, who, most recently, was assistant gen ...

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