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Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (42) / 7/31/1973
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Minnesota coach Mike Yeo was fired Saturday night after the team's eighth straight loass.
Yeo amassed a 219-160-50 record as head coach of the Minnesota Wild and had gone 1-11-2 since January 10, 2016, losing seven games by one goal. Feb 13 - 7:50 PM

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The Minnesota Wild have hired the two co-founders of war-on-ice.com, Andrew Thomas and Alexandra Mandrycky.

The website is one of the more popular analytics sites out there. Thomas has a Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard, while Mandrycky has a bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech in industrial engineering. They'll work with Ben Resnick, who's in charge of advanced stats for the Wild. "A lot of brain power there," assistant GM Brent Flahr said. "You go into the office and walk in the boardroom, and they’ve got secret codes and it’s like they’re splitting the atom in there sometimes."
Jan 31 - 10:11 AM
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The Minnesota Wild have been shutout of back-to-back games for the first time since April 2013.

The Wild have now lost their last four games, scoring just three goals over that span. That's the latest example of a bigger problem though as Minnesota has averaged just 1.67 goals per game over its past 15 contests if you factor out empty netters. The Wild still have a five-point edge in the battle for a playoff spot, but they need to break out of this offensive slump to prevent that cushion from evaporating.
Jan 17 - 10:42 AM
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Mike Yeo liked his team's performance in their 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

The Wild fought back from two goals down to force overtime against the Blues. "All things considered, I think we have to be pretty pleased with the way we played the game," said Yeo. "There are two things I love about this group. One is we’re never out of a game, and the second is that we’re tough in our own way."
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 10:44:00 AM
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Mike Yeo wasn't impressed with his team's penalty killing unit in their first game against Colorado.

"Both goals were extremely easy," Yeo said. "That’s not our MO as a penalty-killing group. We’ve spent so much time focusing on our power play and talking about power play and working on power play and everything else. A lot of our penalty killers are also power-play guys. So, the next little while, a real heavy focus on our PK will be important, too." The Wild had the number one ranked penalty kill in the NHL last season.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 07:15:00 AM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo said that he will support assistant coach Daryl Sydor after his recent run-in with the law.

Sydor was arrested on August 20th for drunken driving and he has now entered treatment for 30 days. "He was great last year," Yeo said. "Unfortunately he had a setback here, but I know he can get back to where he was last year. We just want to do everything we can to support him and give him a chance to get better."
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:03:00 AM
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The Minnesota Wild have extended their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Quad City Mallards.

Although the Wild were affiliated with Quad City in 2014-15, the Mallards were the franchise's secondary ECHL affiliate whereas now Quad City is the primary affiliate. Quad City reached the playoffs last season, but lost in the first round to the Rapid City Rush. "We're excited to announce this new agreement and continue our partnership with the Mallards," said Wild assistant GM Brent Flahr. "Quad City offers a great organization that will provide our players an excellent opportunity to continue their development."
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 10:52:00 PM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

Minnesota is not expected to be a player on the free agent market this off-season.

The club's remaining room on the salary cap will probably be taken up by pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk as well as and restricted free agents Mikael Granlund, Erik Haula and Christian Folin. "We have a lot of players under contract and the core of the team is under contract," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "We'll see. We can just bring back our team. We don't really have to go out and do a whole bunch here. I'll take a look and talk to other teams and see what may be available."
Wed, May 27, 2015 03:47:00 PM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

The Minnesota Wild haven't been able to beat the Blackhawks in Chicago over the last three years.

Minnesota is playing against Chicago in the postseason for the third consecutive season and the Blackhawks eliminated the Wild in 2013 and 2014. Minnesota is in danger of falling victim to them again after dropping Games 1 and 2 in Chicago. The Wild have a chance to at least even the series now that it's heading to Minnesota, but eventually the Wild will have to beat Chicago on its ice.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:50:00 AM
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Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo believes that his team has Chicago's attention.

The Wild found themselves down 3-0 in game one, but they were able to come back and tie the game. "I know one thing against this team, I think we have their attention probably a little more than we have in the past," Yeo said. "But with that comes maybe a greater sense of preparation on their part going into every game and I think we’ll see that again [Sunday]."
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:03:00 AM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

The Wild have been surprisingly effective on the powerplay during the playoffs to date.

Ranked 27th in the NHL during the regular season, the Wild PP has been on fire during the post-season. In eight chances to date the Wild has scored four goals which is tops in the NHL in efficiency. Sometimes this game is hard to figure.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 01:18:00 PM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

Minnesota didn't take a penalty in Game 3's 3-0 victory over St. Louis.

"We needed that. We knew that. As far as keeping our sticks on the ice, as far as moving our feet, we played the game the way that we needed to as far as staying out of the box, but I also think a big factor was how we played with the puck," said coach Mike Yeo. "That was very important, just as far as spending a little bit more time with the puck, spending a little bit more time in the offensive zone. That was crucial." The Blues have one goal on five opportunities in the series and the Wild have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 10:16:00 AM
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The Minnesota Wild will take on the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the playoffs.

"We know it’s going to be a hard series," Yeo said. "It’s good that we got the top wild-card position, it’s good that we’re in the playoffs, but it also means that you’re facing a tough opponent. So it’ll be a good challenge." The series will get underway in St. Louis on Thursday night.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 12:44:00 PM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

With Saturday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles, the Minnesota Wild now find themselves in third place in the NHL's Central Division.

Minnesota is just one point ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks in the division, but the ground they have made up is incredible. On January 27th, the Hawks had a 16-point lead over the Wild, who were in 12th position in the Western Conference at the time. Mike Yeo and his group of players have really turned things around and a big reason for that has been goaltending. Devan Dubnyk has been outstanding since being acquired from Arizona. "You look at what we’ve done lately, there’s no reason why our group should not feel good and be confident," Yeo said. "It’s ongoing. You can lose it as quickly as you can gain it, but we have it right now. Our guys are doing the job."
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 09:56:00 AM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

Minnesota's power play has been struggling.

The Wild have posted a record of 18-4-1 since the All-Star break, but the power play has scored just seven goals on 56 opportunities. Minnesota has gone 3-for-35 over the past 15 contests. Monday's practice focused heavily on making improvements and Matt Dumba was moved to the first unit.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Tyler Graovac
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Justin Fontaine
4Ryan Carter
5Jordan Schroeder
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Thomas Vanek
4Zac Dalpe
5Nino Niederreiter
6David Jones
7Chris Porter
8Zack Mitchell
9Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
9Tyson Strachan
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Steve Michalek