WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) Mike Yeo says he's given himself time to recover from the emotion of being fired as the Minnesota Wild head coach and that he has good memories of his four-plus seasons with the team. He also looks forward to continuing his coaching career.
Yeo met with reporters for the first time since being fired on Feb. 13 and replaced by John Torchetti. Yeo says he wasn't prepared for the feelings of being let go and the significance didn't sink in until a few days later.
Thirteen losses in 14 games culminated with a 4-2 defeat at home to Boston. General manager Chuck Fletcher fired Yeo after the game.
The league's third-youngest coach when he was fired, Yeo went 173-132-44 with Minnesota. He led the Wild to three consecutive playoff appearances in his first time as an NHL head coach.