The summer meet and greet with the hockey state was one thing for newly minted Minnesota Wild Coach Bruce Boudreau.
He even went to the state fair for a day of promotional activities, and his family settled in nicely in Minnesota, purchasing a house in suburban Woodbury.
But his true introduction took place Saturday night during the Wild’s home opener when they gave up two late first-period goals to the Winnipeg Jets. The crowd reaction was swift: Boos as the players left the ice.
“I’m going, ‘Uh-oh,’” Boudreau said in a telephone interview Monday. “This is hockey country. We better be good all the time....