Bill Guerin gives Wild players and coaches ‘kick in the ass’ at team meeting: ‘I’m not happy’

Minnesota Wild’s General Manager Bill Guerin Calls Out Underperforming Roster

Johanneshov, Sweden – It had been a challenging start to the Minnesota Wild’s season, but it all came to a head for president of hockey operations and general manager Bill Guerin as he watched the roster he assembled struggle on home ice a week ago. Losing 8-3 to a division rival, and giving up a franchise-record five power-play goals to the Dallas Stars pushed Guerin to call the team together before they departed for Stockholm. Guerin addressed the team, sharing his disappointment and emphasizing the need for a significant turnaround. This was the wakeup call the team desperately needed.

Guerin expressed his frustration with the team’s lack of competitiveness and focus. He pointed out the declining production by the top players and highlighted the unacceptable penalty kill and overall subpar performance. He made it clear that changes were needed to reverse the team’s downward spiral.

Despite the team’s struggles, Guerin reaffirmed his belief in the roster and emphasized the need for continued support and guidance to help the players regain their form. He acknowledged the challenges faced due to salary-cap constraints, limiting the team’s options for significant changes.

The Wild, despite their recent struggles, showed signs of improvement during their games in Sweden, giving hope for a potential turnaround. The coaching staff and players remain positive and committed to working through the challenges they face, understanding that a swift turnaround is possible.

The team will continue to work towards regaining their form and performance, with the hope of reversing their disappointing start to the season.


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