Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, following 8th straight loss

Feb 13, 2016 9:39 PM by Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo, following their eighth straight loss.

Owner Craig Leipold confirmed the decision Saturday night in an email to The Associated Press, after Yeo told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis he'd been let go.

The firing came a few hours after the Wild's 4-2 home loss to the Boston Bruins. That matched the franchise's longest home winless streak at eight. They've lost 13 of their last 14 games overall while plummeting toward the bottom of the Western Conference.

General manager Chuck Fletcher said recently that Yeo's job was safe, but even Yeo said after the game that the Wild couldn't keep losing without changes being made.

The 42-year-old Yeo was 173-132-44 in five seasons with the Wilds. He was 11-17 in the playoffs.

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