Discussion in 'Minnesota Wild' started by Paul Bunyan, Jun 30, 2016.
He seems to have settled down quite nicely in the 2nd half.
His name is a mouthful and doesn't exactly roll off the tongue
"Cack-onen" works just fine.
Rumors in Russia are that David Nemirovsky has been offered a head coach position at Iowa Wild.
Hmmmm.... Iowa has been doing great. Seems weird to replace the coach.
Maybe they have been doing great enough for their head coach to earn a promotion.
Not THAT great!
The replacement coach for Boudreau, Evason, did very well. Sure surprised me.
I can see MN wanting to get a Russian speaker (or two)in their coaching ranks, to oversee the development of Khovanov, Kaprizov, and other Russian players(i.e. Lodnia/Sokolov/Guskov/Firstov/Gordeev), but the HC position is one where you don't screw around-it's all about the hockey. What can you tell us about Nemirovsky, @Caser ?
About promotion, I also meant that other NHL franchises might be after Army too.
Nemirovsky has been a head coach for Torpedo in the KHL for two seasons, they have pretty meh roster, but were able to play pretty aggressive and attractive style of game, made the play-off both times.
Ah...I see. Since Fenton hired Army, it's possible that he is looking elsewhere, or has been told to look elsewhere. I would think that Evason would get a NHL shot before Army, but what do I know?
Nemirovsky has certainly paid his dues, it appears. I wonder if he spoke Russian at home as a kid, or if he picked it up later in life when he went to the KHL?
Both of his parents came to Canada from the Soviet Union, so I can imagine they spoke some Russian at home.
False alarm, Nemirovsky decided to stay in the KHL for now.
Doesn't look like this got covered anywhere. Incredible showing for Iowa this season despite the unfortunate conclusion:
2019-20 AHL First, Second All-Star Teams unveiled
Kahkonen, Menell, Anas - First Team All-Stars (Coaches, players, media vote)
Mayhew - Second Team
Phenomenal. 3 of these being free agent signings. Someone is doing something right on the scouting side.
Mayhew would've been first team if he hadn't lost those games due to being called up. Unfortunate that he couldn't get in the scoresheet in the NHL. I actually thought he looked ok...quick, and made smart decisions, but couldn't score.
Time to kickstart this one again eh?
Iowa Resigns Hunter Warner
Has anyone heard if Allen will remain the ECHL affiliate?
Thank you. The Allen arena is 45 minutes from my house. I’ll have to take a few scouting trips.
Yes, I want to say they re-upped for another year a few months ago. It's an odd partnership in some ways, but the Wild have never been able to nail down an affiliate long term. Allen is a pretty solid franchise, I'd love to get down to Texas for a game at some point. Maybe a winter time trip?
Yeah, they had four championships in a row this past decade, between two leagues. Steve Martinson is coach/GM. Very talented guy.
Allen has always been able to construct good teams through minor league free agency. Guys want to come here because: a) they are more likely to play in playoff games. More playoff games = more money, and b) Martinson does a good job of hooking the older guys up with jobs that they could transition into after their playing days are over.
The arena is small but swanky. Really nice for an ECHL franchise. If you ever make the trip let me know!
Updated thread title based on that news.
2020-2021 season it is...
Yeah, I remember hoping they'd beat the crap out of Fort Wayne back in the CHL days (I had season tickets in Toledo for a few years).
I wonder if the Wild will make a play for the new Iowa ECHL team that starts the season after this one to get something "kinda" close---though it hasn't mattered in recent years.
Otherwise I follow Allen through most of the normal media channels and have a few gamers from their two most recent squads.
What did you think of their rebrand?
Selfishly, I hope the Wild and Allen stay together a few more years. ; )
That said, I’m also sentimental about the Kalamazoo Wings, who were the IHL “AAA” team for the Minnesota North Stars many moons ago. If the Wild ever switched in the future, it would be a cool possibility.
I envy your gamers! Did you get them on eBay?
I love the rebrand! Never was a HUGE fan of their original logo, it seemed kind of generic. But the new one definitely pops on the sweaters!
I don't blame you! It's completely possible. I'd just really like some sort of long term affiliation, they've bounced around so many times. If it turns out to be Allen then that's fine by me.
The K-Wings were a big rival back in my Toledo days and we went up to see them play in Kalamazoo 3-4 times maybe? It was always a good time, and their rink is one of the old dingy ones that makes minor league hockey more fun for me than our modern stadiums. I think Wings Stadium was built in the 1970s?
The Americans auctioned a lot of their jerseys off on two apps one was called Livesource and another was Dash. Easiest way to get my hands on them. I've got two Haytons and Sheehy from last year. I've got pictures up on the link in my profile of those and most of my current collection.
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