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Wild coach admits worry over looming lockout

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08:34 AM ET 09.04 | These days, "business as usual" is a relative term for Wild coach Mike Yeo, who, try as he might, has a lockout on his mind. "I'm doing my best to just put all that stuff aside," Yeo said. "If they get things worked out and we have training camp, I don't want to be caught saying, 'Oh boy, I thought there was going to be a lockout.' I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit worried. With the expectations that we have, with the excitement that we have coming out of this summer [in which the Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter] ... it would definitely be disappointing." ... In the event of a work stoppage, the Wild's affiliate, the Houston Aeros, would employ first-round draft picks Mikael Granlund, Charlie Coyle and Zack Phillips and second-round picks Marco Scandella, Brett Bulmer, Johan Larsson and Jason Zucker.

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September 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hooray for repeats with different names...

Let's Go Aeros

.....get used to it.

September 4, 2012  09:39 AM ET

Ya know...I was seriously concerned about where these Wild draft picks were going to go...in lieu of a lockout of course.

September 4, 2012  09:44 AM ET

And of course, The Wild are the only team worried about the lockout

September 4, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I've been wondering for quite a while now what the Houston Aeros would do in case of a lockout. I'm relieved to hear that they have a plan.

September 4, 2012  10:30 AM ET

A "Tame" coach would never admit to worrying.

September 4, 2012  10:52 AM ET

I worry about my job

September 4, 2012  11:39 AM ET

I'm thankful for the Aeros having a good team and Zach having 98 mil to spend.

September 4, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I worry about my job

Just keep looking over your shoulder:)

September 4, 2012  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm thankful for the Aeros having a good team and Zach having 98 mil to spend.

Better him spending all that money than Kovalchuk.

September 4, 2012  12:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Just keep looking over your shoulder:)

I run into things that way

September 4, 2012  01:26 PM ET

Hello All. What are the rules for current NHLers and the AHL? Can anyone who has played on the big club be added to AHL rosters? Anyone know. I remember Brent Burns played in Houston during the last lockout. Im guessing owners/Gms would prefer the AHL remain for prospects. What about NHLers that want to remain in North America. Is there a place for them?

September 4, 2012  01:35 PM ET

I also remember going to an AHL game they moved up here to MSP from Houston during the last lockout. It was great. Got the watch the prospects, cheap tix, cheaper prices, etc. I wonder if this thing drags on if there is also a possibility of big clubs affiliates playing home in games in the big clubs city. Possible?

 
September 14, 2012  05:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Ya know...I was seriously concerned about where these Wild draft picks were going to go...in lieu of a lockout of course.

Good thing they wrote the story for you then.

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