BRUCE BOUDREAUGame 869 | September 12, 2016 | Bruce Boudreau
The newly hired head coach of the Minnesota Wild recalled his earlier time in Minnesota as a member of the notorious Minnesota Fighting Saints. In response to a question from members as to the possible outcome of a game at the time between the Fighting Saints and the Minnesota North Stars, Boudreau scanned the audience for Lou Nanne and said, "I'd have to go with the Fighting Saints." Halfway through its first season under Boudreau, the Wild was off to one of the best starts in team history.
Game 886 | September 5, 2017 | Bruce Boudreau, Chuck Fletcher, Kevin Gorg
Coming off a season in which the Minnesota Wild scored 106 points en route to a second-place finish in the West, expectations were high for the Wild. Fletcher said it was hard to believe he has been with the team since 2009 as General Manager. Boudreau, in his second year as head coach after a stint in Anaheim, said he was still smarting from the first-round playoff loss to St. Louis and looked forward to the start of the season with his mostly veteran team.