After losing the last eight games, the Minnesota Wild has called it quits on head coach Mike Yeo, who had served as head coach since 2011. The Wild have lost nine of the last ten games since the All Star break. After yesterday’s loss 2-4 to the Boston Bruins, Yeo made comments to the press that, “[He wasn’t] quitting on this group. [They’re] going to show some fight.” But unfortunately, it seems the Wild management quit on him.
After a few rough years, the hiring of Yeo seemed to bring the Wild out of a slump as they made three playoff runs in the last four years, even defeating league leaders the St Louis Blues in the first round, last year. Perhaps the most lasting impression Yeo made on the team, and the world, was his infamous post-practice meltdown of 2015. The Wild will get to remember that for a lifetime.
The Minnesota Wild have promoted Iowa Wild coach John Torchetti as interim head coach. Minnesota is ranked 10th in the Western Conference at 23-22-10. They hit the road starting Monday to face Vancouver.