08:24 AM ET 04.11 | Two coaches were turfed over the weekend, and Todd Richards is awaiting his own fate as the week opens. [If] you believe Chuck Fletcher, and there's no reason why we shouldn't because the Wild general manager's nature is to meticulously examine everything before making long-term decisions, there will be no imminent verdict regarding Richards' future. ... [Does] it make sense to pay Richards not to coach and burn the first year of a more expensive veteran coach in such a transition? On the flip side, Richards has made mistakes. Matching lines still is not something he's big on, even at home, where it's easier. Despite two consecutive missed postseasons, Richards usually kept his top line intact, only trying playmaker Pierre-Marc Bouchard there the final two games. His relationship with Martin Havlat still is rocky.