The Mike Yeo Firing Thread/Squad
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02-06-2013, 12:57 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nowhere, WI
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I'm sorry, did the Wild miss the playoffs already?
Your patience started to go when Doug Risebrough mismanaged the team...so you're holding that against Chuck Fletcher's second coaching hire?
Parise and Suter were a START. Two players don't put you in the playoffs. We need some prospects to step up their game and some of the other players on the team to step up. A few guys have done that but not enough.
Did you see when Fletcher and Yeo called up Charlie Coyle without any injuries? They sent a message to players like Granlund and Setoguchi? They are literally trying different things nearly every game to push this team out of a little dip in the road.
Maybe in a full season, not a half season. Firing a coach doesn't really show the fan base that you have much confidence in what you're doing. If Yeo goes, Fletcher is going with him, and it's not happening in friggin February.
TSK, you want to run Koivu out of town? Would you care to look up THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE MINNESOTA WILD and tell me any centers that have even come CLOSE to his production?
Here, I'll do it for you.
Here are the top season by Wild centers
Koivu - 71 points - 2009-10
Koivu - 67 points - 2008-09
Koivu - 62 points - 2010-11
Koivu - 54 points - 2006-07
Brodziak - 44 points - 2011-12
White - 44 points - 2006-07
Koivu - 44 points - 2011-12
Mikko Koivu has the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and tied for 5th best seasons among centers IN WILD FRANCHISE HISTORY. That 5th place finish? That was last year, when he played 55 games, and that still tied the next highest mark, Brodziak, last year, playing #1 center minutes with Heatley.
Still want to run him out of town? Turn it over to Cullen?
When did I say they were going to fire Yeo in February? No where. However I did say the case is building against him which it really is. If this team doesn't make the playoffs this year; I could see this team dumping Yeo. As for Fletcher; the prospect situation has bought him a little more time I think, but otherwise you're right he'd probably be tossed too.
I'll be honest, I don't blame Yeo for a lot of this team's problems, but I've noticed in some of his press conferences he hasn't been as up front as I hoped he'd be. Richards got more evasive as the team continued to be mediocre and downright vague by the end; its not a good sign to say the least.
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