The Minnesota Wild are again in search of a major position within the coaching staff/general management with the firing of former head coach Bruce Boudreau last night after a 4-3 shoot out loss to the Rangers at home in the Excel Center.
This was 3 days after the Wild traded Jason Zucker, who spent over 8 seasons in Minnesota, to Pittsburgh in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, Caleb Addison, and a conditional 2020 first round pick. So it looks like new GM Bill Guerin is shipping out the old and bringing in new blood to a franchise that has been a disappointment to the State of Hockey.
The Wild are 2nd bottom in the Central and although they are still in the hunt to sneak into a Wild-Card spot just three points out of the 2nd WC spot in the West. With inconsistent goaltender play out of Dubnyk and Stalock and a stagnant offense to boot it looks like Guerins’ best option is to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch his way, and those first moves were moving Zucker and firing Boudreau.
It looks like the Wild will look to rebuild so I’m going to start fading the Wild in their next upcoming games and seeing how they respond with a new HC behind the bench. For a team in the State of Hockey, the Wild are not making their passionate fan base proud, in fact they’ve been like the New York Knicks; a franchise in the best market for the sport that is filled with management dysfunction, a lack of superstar attraction, and impatience fan bases.
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