Jacques Lemaire doesn't want Minnesota Wild GM job, calls Riseb...

Jacques Lemaire, who retired as the Minnesota Wild's head coach last weekend, said he was shocked to hear Doug Risebrough has been let go, and he has no interest in succeeding him as the team's general manager. Read more
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Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#1 Apr 16, 2009
Lemaire, I think the fans could give you quite a few reasons why.

United States

#2 Apr 16, 2009
I am going to miss that guy. Great coach, I was thought the Wild missing the playoffs had little to do with him. It was the lack of an effort to retain and sign talented players. Hopefully the next guy to go in Minnesota is Chilly. I am sorry I had to add that.

United States

#3 Apr 16, 2009
I should have reread that post before posting it.


Since: Mar 09

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 16, 2009
Jacques Lemaire great coach did well with what he had,Risebrough needed to go

United States

#5 Apr 16, 2009
Don't let the door hit yah where the good lord split yah.

United States

#6 Apr 16, 2009
I was shocked to see how many Wild fans had the blinders on about Jacques. Was he good to start a franchise and for the first few years. Yes. But long term and when the rules changes took place he was the wrong coach for the job. DR and JL go hand in hand, DR supplied players for JL's system and if they did not fit they were tossed aside. Free agents did not sign with the Wild because DR has a bad rep in the league along with JL, players who score points would not sign here to skate backwards. This change needed to be made after the lockout, now hopefully we will get to watch some enjoyable hockey and know that when are team is up 2-1 in the third they will not spend the whole period dumping the puck at the offensive blue line and retreating into their own zone.

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 16, 2009
At his age, he won't be around long. Who cares?

New Prague, MN

#8 Apr 16, 2009
Finally an owner who listened to the Fans!

New Prague, MN

#10 Apr 16, 2009
yeah what zogddog said!
Al Jerde

Willmar, MN

#11 Apr 16, 2009
Great post "Duh"....couldn't have said it better myself!!
Leipold is full of crap

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 16, 2009
He followed the fan's wishes ... and righfully so!

Duluth, MN

#13 Apr 16, 2009
Finally good news and also for JL and his boring defensive style of hockey. Hockey has passed him by, but he was one hell of a played.

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 16, 2009
Who cares!!!??? Just another Minnnesota losing team!!!!

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 16, 2009

Let the building of Wild V.2 begin.
Wild one

Hudson, WI

#16 Apr 17, 2009
Good riddance to Lemaire and Risebrough...they held the Wild down too long. I applaud Leipold for canning Risebrough.

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Apr 17, 2009
Finally...Good riddance to JL and DR and hats off to CL!!! I am fine with rebuilding a team that will actually finish their checks, shoot the puck and crash the net(watch the good teams in the playoffs, it's what they ALL do!!), and starting over and getting rid of these soft, pass happy, defensive style hockey that has been sooo boring to watch....Again, THANK YOU MR. LEOPOLD!!

“What's Up YO”

Since: Mar 09


#18 Apr 17, 2009
a fresh start

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 17, 2009
TommyD wrote:
Who cares!!!??? Just another Minnnesota losing team!!!!
Apparently you do.
Motley Larry

Longwood, FL

#20 Apr 17, 2009
TommyD wrote:
Who cares!!!??? Just another Minnnesota losing team!!!!
I'm sure they will miss your empty seat at the game. Maybe it can be sold to a real fan.

Clearlake, CA

#21 Apr 17, 2009
Money can buy a lot of things, but not brains! This is the beginning all right--- beginning of the end.

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