Chris Stewart (ice hockey)

Winless Kings prepare to face Minnesota Wild and former Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau

Winless Kings prepare to face Minnesota Wild and former Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau

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....

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