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MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Yeos three-year run in Minnesota has been anything but easy. [url
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Yeos three-year run in Minnesota has been anything but easy. Jean Beliveau Jersey . The Wild coach has had to navigate key injuries to his roster, his own growing pains in his first NHL head coaching job and the considerable expectations brought forth when the teams owner spent nearly $200 million on two players two summers ago. The Wild have improved under Yeo in each season, and Yeo has improved himself enough to earn the faith of the Wild leadership going forward. Yeo signed a multi-year contract extension with the Wild on Saturday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the agreement was expected after Yeo guided the team out of the first round of the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history in the final year of his original deal. He has gone 104-82-26 in three seasons with the Wild. "Mike has done a very good job the last three seasons as our head coach and we look forward to his leadership going forward," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. Yeo was an unproven coach with no NHL head coaching track record to go by when Fletcher picked him to take over for Todd Richards three seasons ago. The Wild faded after a strong start to Yeos first season and never found a rhythm in his second year, an abbreviated 48-game schedule due to the lockout. The Wild did snap a five-season playoff drought in his second season, but were dominated by Chicago in a first-round defeat. His status was tenuous at best by New Years Eve last season, when the Wild lost their sixth straight game and Yeo felt compelled at the next practice to tell the players he wouldnt coach simply to save his job. But despite foot injuries that kept stars Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu and key defenceman Jared Spurgeon out for long stretches of the winter, Yeo helped hold the group together while the wins picked up. The Wild played all season with a carousel in the net, too, with four different goalies starting 10 games each or more. "There were times where the wheels couldve come off, and he kept it together," said defenceman Ryan Suter, one of several players to endorse Yeo after the season-ending loss to Chicago. The Wild solidified his status in the playoffs with a seven-game victory over Colorado in the first round when the Avalanche led 2-0 and 3-2 in the series. They gave the Blackhawks a fight, too, until falling in six games. The late-season surge, and Yeos impressive strategic decisions both rounds of the playoffs, gave Fletcher the faith that he had the right man for the job. "I am very excited to continue to coach the Minnesota Wild and pursue a Stanley Cup for the State of Hockey," Yeo said. "Our fan support has been amazing and it went to a new level during the playoffs this season. We are all motivated to reward them." Howie Morenz Jersey . The third-ranked Lewis, a three-time winner this year on the LPGA Tour, had a 9-under 135 total at Emirates Golf Course in the Ladies European Tours season-ending tournament. Saku Koivu Jersey . The Bulls seem to be getting along fine without him. D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading the popular Deng with a 98-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. http://www.hockeycanadiensauthority.com/al-montoya-canadiens-jersey-c-40/ . -- Mississippi State was crushed twice by Florida last season, once by 35 points and the other by 25.CHARLOTTE, N.C. - New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher said Carmelo Anthony and Jose Calderon will sit out Saturday night against the Charlotte Hornets.Kemba Walker is out for the Hornets.Anthony has missed time recently with a knee injury, and Fisher didnt want to play his star small forward on a back-to-back nights. Anthonys injury is officially listed as recovery on the report distributed before the game.Anthony is averaging 24.1 points and 6.7 rebounds this season for the Knicks (8-36).Calderon bruised his knee in Fridays win against Orlando.Walker missed two games recently with a cyst on his left knee, but then returned to play the last two games for the Hornets. However, the knee is continuing to give the point guard problems and the decision was made to keep him out with five games in the next eight days.Lance Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. will sttart for the Knicks. David Schlemko Jersey. I think him coming off of the two weeks (being out) and only being a week from being back from that stretch, I thought it was best for now, Fisher said.Fisher said there is no concrete plan with Anthony moving forward.I am hopeful through this weekend and when we have a back-to-back (next week), that hell be in there, Fisher said.Walker is averaging a team-high 18.9 points and 5.2 assists per game for the Hornets this season and is a player they cannot afford to lose as they look to make a run at the playoffs.Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Walker just doesnt feel good.Brian Roberts will start at point guard against the Knicks.This is game 45 and well play five games in eight days, Clifford said. With guys coming off of injuries and trying to get the lineups rights, this will be a good stretch for us. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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