Daily Links: NHL.com Wild Season Previews; Cal Clutterbuck; Brent Burns and more.

New-look Wild plan on pushing the tempo - NHL.com - 30 in 30
It's a veritable state of upheaval in the State of Hockey. The only coach in the history of the decade-old Minnesota Wild franchise, Jacques Lemaire, is gone. Same for the club's first and only general manager, Doug Risebrough. The last remaining original Wild player, Marian Gaborik, also left. And the Wild's current regime is ready to -- gasp! -- open the throttle.

Minnesota Wild By The Numbers - 2009-2010 Season Preview: NHL.com
Special teams were just that for the Minnesota Wild in 2008-09.

A healthy Brent Burns fits new Minnesota style perfectly - 2009-2010 Season Preview
Asked what he knew of Todd Richards upon the coach's arrival in Minnesota, Wild defenseman Brent Burns could think of only one thing. "That he wins everywhere," Burns told NHL.com.

New regime promises up-tempo game for Minnesota Wild - 2009-2010 Season Preview
New coach Todd Richards has removed the shackles from his players, calls the club's new touchstone term "aggressive," and notes that professional hockey is an "entertainment business." And new General Manager Chuck Fletcher wants the Wild to be known for something other than a Lemaire-style lockdown.

Wild try to put their problems on ice - TwinCities.com
Nagging physical problems involving Andrew Brunette, Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and several others have prevented the team from putting together a full lineup during its first four exhibition games, and with the season starting in 10 days, coach Todd Richards is getting frustrated. "There are seven more practice days," he said Tuesday. "We need to get our guys out on the ice."

Cal Clutterbuck, Act II | StarTribune.com
Wild fans fell for him. There was even a half-kidding, grassroots movement to gain Clutterbuck Rookie of the Year votes with a "Ya can't spell Calder without Cal" campaign.



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