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Conversation With Bruce Boudreau Convinced Chris Stewart To Return To The Minnesota Wild

from Dane Mizutani of the Pioneer Press,

Stewart, who signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract this offseason, wasn’t shy about saying he wanted to re-sign with the Wild last offseason. The Wild couldn’t afford him, though, and he ended up playing for the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year deal.

“I wanted to come back (to Minnesota), and the business side never worked out,” Stewart said. “So I had a chance to come back here and I couldn’t wait.” Stewart said there weren’t any hard feelings, but a call from new Wild coach Bruce Boudreau this offseason helped in his decision to return.

“I talked to him a couple days before July 1 and as soon as I had that conversation I knew right away that this was the spot for me,” said Stewart, who played for Boudreau with the Ducks last season.  “He’s the fastest coach ever to 400 wins, and there’s a reason for that. He’s going to bring that sense of swagger that’s going to rub off on the team.”

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