6 Reasons Erik Johnson Should Not Consider the Minnesota Wild

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#3: Mike Yeo is Awful

Nov 7, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo watches from behind the bench against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo is a former AHL-level goon. This lack of… refinement shows in his coaching style. To him, yelling expletives and throwing a hissie fit is a valid way to manage assets, known as hockey players the least of whom (and yes, I’m talking Matt Cooke) has far superior talent than Yeo ever did.

And then there is Patrick Roy, whom everyone heralds as “the player’s coach.” The man who preaches patience while patiently expecting his assets to excel. And no one can question his commitment to excellence — his hockey pedigree precludes that.

If you have to ask what Patrick Roy‘s hockey pedigree is, welcome to being a newbie hockey fan. We are delighted to have you amongst the fold. Here is some reading to get you started:

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Or you can just know Patrick Roy is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion with a ridiculous list of awards as a player who has also already won the Jack Adams Award for coaching excellence.