Mike Yeo is the right man to lead the Minnesota Wild in their quest for a Stanley Cup, at least in the minds of the franchise’s front office. On Saturday afternoon Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced that Yeo has agreed to a three-year contract extension that’s believed to be worth around $3 million.
On the warmest Fourth of July ever to hit the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota Wild suddenly became relevant, landing both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to identical 13-year/$98 million (U.S.) contracts. One Minneapolis paper immediately called it the biggest sports signing in the area since the Vikings landed Brett Favre.
Please – this is much bigger.