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Wild fire coach Todd Richards

Updated: April 11, 2011, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are back in the market for a new coach.

The Wild fired Todd Richards on Monday after the team missed the playoffs in each of his two seasons and for a third straight season overall. The team's playoff fate, and perhaps that of Richards, was sealed by an eight-game losing streak in March.

General manager Chuck Fletcher picked Richards as a first-time NHL head coach -- he had been an assistant in the league for only one year prior -- over ...

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