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Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/31/1973

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Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo plans to let his three healthy goaltenders battle it out for the starting role in the pre-season.
"The plan for the first three preseason games is… to give everybody equal playing time," said Yeo. "We’ll determine who to give a greater workload to from there." Yeo went on to say that his goaltenders will receive a boost this season due to Minnesota’s improved scoring abilities. During the second half of last season the Wild offense found their stride, and with the Thomas Vanek signing the team should produce sufficient offense for Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper. Aug 30 - 12:46 PM

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Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold has been very happy with what GM Chuck Fletcher has done with the team.

Under Fletcher, the Wild have gone through a swift rebuilding process to establish a capable core around Mikko Koivu and major free agent signings Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. "I like his style," Leipold said of Fletcher. "His style fits well with our relationship. It's important for the GM and owner to be in sync. He knows what my end game is here and that’s it. We want to bring the Cup here. That's why we're all driven." Leipold pointed to the Wild's success when it comes to drafting and developing prospects under Fletcher as his biggest contribution and the reason the signings of Parise and Suter have worked out so far.
Jun 22 - 9:58 AM
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The Minnesota Wild made Mike Yeo's multi-year contract extension official with a press conference on Friday.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher took the opportunity to praise the Yeo's ability to handle distractions. He used the Wild's barrage of goaltending injuries this season as an indicator that Yeo can overcome adversity. The Wild bench boss has a 104-82-26 record in the regular season.
Jun 6 - 3:46 PM
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Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo's announced multi-year extension is reportedly a three-year deal.

Yeo's contract is believed to be worth nearly $3 million. "Very well-deserved," Zach Parise said. "I think he did a really good job — [the entire coaching staff] all did a really good job — down the stretch for us, especially in the playoffs. I mean, we were really prepared. We knew exactly what to expect. We exploited weaknesses. It's a big chess game, the playoffs. I think they did a really good job making adjustments on the fly. It was real impressive." Yeo has a 104-82-26 record with Minnesota.
Jun 1 - 10:46 AM
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The Minnesota Wild have officially announced a multi-year contract extension with head coach Mike Yeo.

"Mike has done a very good job the last three seasons as our Head Coach and we look forward to his leadership going forward," said GM Chuck Fletcher in a press release. Yeo has posted a record of 104-82-26 with the Wild and he's helped the team make the playoffs twice.
May 31 - 5:25 PM
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Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo is closing in on a contract extension with the Wild.

Details were apparently being ironed out Friday night. Yeo is the NHL's youngest coach (40 years old) and has a 104-82-26 (. 552) regular season record with the Wild. He has also coached the Wild past the first round for only the second time in franchise history this past spring.
May 31 - 12:18 PM
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The Minnesota Wild are still negotiating a contract extension with head coach Mike Yeo.

Yeo's current contract is set to expire on June 30. He made around $600,000 in 2013-14 and is reportedly looking to double his salary in the new deal. Minnesota has gone 104-82-26 under Yeo and they've made the playoffs in back-to-back campaigns.
May 27 - 2:21 PM
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The Minnesota Wild might end up starting the 2014-15 campaign with three goaltenders.

That's typically a scenario teams want to avoid, but it might be necessary in the Wild's case. Wild goaltenders Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding both missed major chunks of 2013-14 and they are unfortunately not safe bets to be available for most of the upcoming campaign. With that in mind, the Wild need a viable third option and such a goaltender will almost certainly command a one-way contract.
May 21 - 9:49 AM
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Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher seemed unequivocal in his statement that the team will re-sign head coach Mike Yeo in the coming weeks.

Fletcher is thrilled about the progress his Wild team made this season and he attributes a great deal of that success to Yeo. "Mike’s the coach of our team," Fletcher said. "He's a very good coach." Look for a deal to get done in the next two weeks.
May 17 - 12:23 PM
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Coach Mike Yeo is expected to get a contract extension from the Minnesota Wild.

His deal expires on June 30 and meetings with GM Chuck Fletcher should start soon. Yeo's job was thought to be in jeopardy during the 2013-14 campaign, but the Wild snapped out of their funk and qualified for the playoffs where they advanced to the second round. He is the NHL's youngest coach at age 40.
May 15 - 12:18 PM
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Coach Mike Yeo will be looking for more energy from his players in front of home crowd Tuesday night in Game 3 against Chicago.

"I feel last game, it looked like maybe a lack of energy caused some things tactically where we weren't sharp enough," Yeo said Monday. "Puck support, in particular for me, and just sort of the spacing between our players, whether it's in our checking game or whether it's when we have the puck. Again, a little more jump, a little more in our step, and the difference ... is big." The Wild were 3-0 on home ice versus Colorado in Round 1 and they could use a victory here after dropping two straight games to the Blackhawks to open the semifinals.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 6 - 8:02 AM
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Although the series is tied 2-2, the Wild clearly outplayed the Avalanche in the two games in Minnesota this past week.

The Wild outshot the Avs 78-34 over those two contests and won only by one goal in each due to the heroics of Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov. Minnesota will be looking to keep the pressure on as the series returns to Denver for Game 5 Saturday night.
Apr 26 - 1:12 PM
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The Minnesota Wild are looking to put their blown lead in Game 1 of the first round behind them.

Minnesota had a 4-2 lead over Colorado in the third period, but ended up losing 5-4 in overtime. "You're going to face adversity in the playoffs," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "We want to get on a run here and any team that's going to have any kind of success in the playoffs, you're going to face adversity." The first two games of the series are in Colorado, so if Minnesota bounces back on Saturday, then they're in great shape going forward.
Apr 18 - 6:39 PM
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Minnesota has allowed 26 shots or fewer for eight straight games.

The Wild rank fifth in the league with 2.35 goals against this season, which has helped make life easier on their goaltenders. "I'm not painting any pictures in front of myself," said Ilya Bryzgalov, who will start again on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins. "I just go on the ice and play hard and try to give the team a chance to win. The guys are playing in front of me unbelievable. That's the formula of success right now."
Apr 8 - 9:46 AM
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With the trade deadline fast approaching, the big question in Minnesota is if they'll acquire a goaltender.

Josh Harding is unfortunately out indefinitely and Niklas Backstrom has already been hurt multiple times this season. That might encourage Minnesota to pursue Ryan Miller, but the Buffalo Sabres asking price might scare them away. Martin Brodeur would presumably be a cheaper alternative, if the New Jersey Devils are indeed willing to part with him and thus lose the opportunity to have the legendary goaltender retire with the team.

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
LW1Zach Parise
2Justin Fontaine
3Matt Cooke
4Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Mathew Dumba
7Nate Prosser
8Christian Folin
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Niklas Backstrom
3Josh Harding