Thursday, June 18, 2009

Todd Richards is new Minnesota Wild coach

Well, my 17% prediction was all it took for former Gopher Todd Richards to get the nod as the new Minnesota Wild head coach. The 42 year old former San Jose Sharks assistant coach was officially named the Minnesota Wild head coach on Monday at an Xcel Energy Center press conference.

Todd Richards is known for an aggressive offense focused style of play that will couple nicely with the ideals of GM Chuck Fletcher. Todd Richards grew up in Crystal, Minnesota and played hockey for the University of Minnesota Gophers. His parents still live in the area and have got to be thrilled to have Todd Richards back in Minnesota.

It's a new day for Wild hockey! Minnesota ties make it even sweeter. Believe it or not, I am excited to get the summer over with and start hockey again.


Excited about Hockey Season... said...

What a great announcement for Wild Hockey and for MN sports.. it is about time that we have more home-grown Minnesotan talent behind the bench, now if we could only work on getting some former golden gophers on the ice in Wild jerseys!

Minnesota Wild Hottie said...

Glad to see the Wild drafted Nick Leddy - great Minnesota PR if nothing else. It appears owner Craig Leipold wants to make his own mark on this team - I hope he opens up the checkbook in the next few weeks as well and shows all of us Wild fans how much he loves us with a big name player signing.