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When one or two power-play goals could have changed the complexion of the Wild’s first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks last spring throwing up a series goose egg tends to gnaw at a coach.
Mike Yeo is looking for an improvement from the power play this season and he didn’t have to look far for help. In addition to his duties as adviser to the hockey operations department Andrew Brunette also will be the Wild’s new power-play consultant.
The former Wild scorer’s dual title is probably too long for the nameplate on his office door.
“My business card will be a two-card that won’t fit in anybody’s wallet” Brunette with a laugh.
Brunette 40 will continue to scout games conduct projects for General Manager Chuck Fletcher and take side trips to Des Moines where he’ll work with the Wild’s American Hockey League players.
But in Minnesota Brunette will help Yeo with the power play including taking the ice to work with the power-play units.
“He’s an invaluable resource”
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