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Thomas Vanek

Wild fire coach Mike Yeo following 8th straight loss

The Minnesota Wild fired coach Mike Yeo on Saturday night and named John Torchetti the interim replacement, a few hours after their eighth straight loss and 13th in the last 14 games.

General manager Chuck Fletcher, who said a week ago that Yeo's job was safe, announced the decision after the Wild matched the franchise's longest home winless streak at eight with a 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

"I would like to thank Mike for the hard work and dedication he provided behind the bench for the Minnesota Wild organization and wish him the best in the future," Fletcher said in a statement released by the team.

Torchetti has been coaching the club's American...