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Yeo Is All Hockey

from Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune,

The locker room door swings open and a young boy charges in, excited to meet Mike Yeo and pose for pictures with the first-year Wild coach. As they shake hands, Yeo leans down and asks a question.

“How are you in shootouts?” he says.

The boy looks alternately stunned and curious.

“We could use you,” Yeo says with a smile.

Yeo moves on to the next locker room, where he takes more pictures, signs more autographs and shares a few minutes with another youth hockey team at a recent charity event. He looks completely at ease in this environment, a rink rat at heart, his own childhood dreams of playing in the NHL still fresh in his mind.

He never made it that far as a player. Too many surgeries on too many body parts cut short his career. He took a different path instead, one that requires a clear vision of how to influence a game’s outcome from behind the bench, a resource he needs now more than ever.

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