Let me translate this...a few players contacted me that they were annoyed Bruce was playing the 3rd and 4th line last night because even though their line hadn't done a damn thing all game they thought they should be playing. Those players may have recieved power play time...and threw it away with sloppy passes and mishandles of the puck...but they feel Bruce should've spent more time working on the power play said a player who wished to remain anonymous.
The two players
Nah, Boudreau was making a pretty crappy Wild team into a club that was probably closer to the playoffs than it should've been considering how terrible their goaltending has been. He wasn't the problem, but as per usual, the vets can't own their mistakes so the coach gets the axe, again.
Its just scapegoating...plain and simple. Vets don't want to be second fiddle and too much praise was being pushed on the younger players like Fiala, Eriksson Ek, Greenway...and true leader Folig
I don't disagree with anything you said there, and you and most on this thread know much more about the Wild --and Bruce's tenure -- than I would dare pretend to.
But I'll stick with my "most overrated" statement because it precedes his Wild days. I really thought he and the Wild were a bad move both for club and for him. Just not a good match at all--a lot of that for the reasons you state. More from his POV than even from the Wild. The situation in Minnesota is not Bruce's fa
My bet is BG resigns Mikko for one year - in his view - to keep fans calm - although #9 is one of the people fans are screaming about...
Regarding the other two - maybe the rules will be renegotiated after next year with the CBA - no doubt they don't want to implode several teams who face massive challenges regarding their payouts and caps...
Remove coaching from the discussion entirely - there is something far more impactful to this team - and that's two people's contr