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Todd Richards Out In Minnesota

Originally posted 11:45am ET:

SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced Head Coach Todd Richards has been relieved of his coaching duties effective immediately.

“I would like to thank Todd for the hard work he provided to the Minnesota Wild organization the last two seasons and wish him the best in the future,” said Fletcher.
 
Update 2:42pm ET: From Michael Russo at the Star Tribune—

Richards’ reaction?

“Just disappointed. Just disappointed in myself, that’s all,” he said. “I needed to do a better job—simple as that.”

As veteran Andrew Brunette said Monday, it’s amazing how fast it unraveled.

“Eight weeks ago we’re talking about Todd as ‘Coach of the Year,’” Brunette said. “Things happened so fast.”

more  plus complete transcript of Richards comments

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Don’t understand this dismissal any more than I understand Pete DeBoer’s. Minnesota doesn’t have the personnel to win. That isn’t Todd Richards’ fault.

Posted by steviesteve on 04/11/11 at 02:00 PM ET

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Minnesota has the personnel to win, just not the way Richards tried to win.

Posted by Heaton on 04/11/11 at 02:02 PM ET

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Yep !! I agree Steveiesteve Previous coach & GM cluster&%&

Posted by Evilpens on 04/11/11 at 02:03 PM ET

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You have to at least give the Coach something to work with….

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 04/11/11 at 02:07 PM ET

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Posted by Heaton on 04/11/11 at 12:02 PM ET

That roster is trapped somewhere between Lemaire and Richards, can’t believe they didn’t given him another year to see things evolve.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 04/11/11 at 02:15 PM ET

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That roster is trapped somewhere between Lemaire and Richards, can’t believe they didn’t given him another year to see things evolve.


That is it Lex they were still having guys that fit the LeMaire system trying to play the Richards aggressive system & it didn’t work unsurprisingly

Posted by Evilpens on 04/11/11 at 02:23 PM ET

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That roster is trapped somewhere between Lemaire and Richards, can’t believe they didn’t given him another year to see things evolve.

Keyword there.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/11/11 at 02:24 PM ET

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Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 04/11/11 at 12:24 PM ET

Ha, nice!

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 04/11/11 at 02:26 PM ET

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hmm//not sure about this one

Posted by Pharazon from England on 04/11/11 at 02:27 PM ET

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Hire McCrimmon!

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/11/11 at 02:39 PM ET

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Hire McCrimmon!

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/11/11 at 12:39 PM ET

Yes, please!

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 04/11/11 at 05:11 PM ET

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