May 2, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo during the second period of game one of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Mike Yeo close to extension with Wild


The Minnesota Wild are close to keeping their head coach in the mix for a bit longer.

According to Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune, the Wild are close to signing Mike Yeo to a multiyear contract extension that will see him remain the head man behind the bench for the foreseeable future.

From Russo:

Final details were being worked out Friday night, but all signs pointed toward an agreement soon, multiple sources said. Yeo, General Manager Chuck Fletcher and other members of the front office are due to leave for owner Craig Leipold’s home in the Bahamas on Saturday for meetings.

The youngest head coach in the league, Yeo, 40, has been behind the bench in Minnesota for the last three season. In the last two years, Yeo has led the Wild to the postseason, and guided his team to the franchise’s first playoffs series victory since 2003 when the Wild reached the Western Conference Finals.

With a record of 104-82-26 over his three seasons as coach and the fact that his team has improved with each season he has been behind the bench, it makes sense that Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher would want to keep him around.

So, what say you Wild fans? Do you like the idea of Yeo sticking around? Let us know in the comment section below.

Mike’s Musings: While he hasn’t done enough to make this a no-brainer decision, Yeo has done more than his fair share of good to earn an extension from the team. They have had success under him, and his players seemingly enjoy playing for him. Hopefully, for the team’s sake, Yeo can guide the Wild even further next season.

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