Wild, Fans Need to Be Patient

Posted: 21st October 2009 by Austin Lindberg in NHL
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The change from the crippling system of Jacque Lemaire to the aggressive, open style of Todd Richards was not going to happen overnight. áThe Minnesota Wild are 1-6 and off to their worst start in franchise history, including their inaugural season just nine years ago. The source of the trouble is not the players' reliance on, and inability to escape, the confines of Lemaire's system. áThe problem lies in the players themselves. áIt's not that they're not capable of learning Richards' system, it's not that they're not working hard, it's that the team is too reliant on too little talent. Just as the change from Lemaire's system to Richards' system won't happen overnight, one offseason under new General Manager Chuck Fltecher won't clean up the messes former GM Doug Rise ...

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