Posted December 07, 2017 09:29:23Hockey haircuts are dead in Minnesota, the city that hosted the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals.
The Minnesota Wild announced the news on Twitter on Wednesday, and the tweet was quickly picked up by a large number of hockey fans across the internet.
The team did not explain why the team decided to end its hockey hairstyles.
But there was one possible explanation: the franchise had just lost its owner, Paul Allen, to Microsoft founder Steve Ballmer, who was looking to make a splash in the world of tech.
The announcement comes as the NHL continues to fight for its future in a battle between its fans and the NBA, which has said it wants to get rid of its outdated headgear and the NHLPA is calling for a boycott of the league.
“It was a hard decision,” said Wild coach John Torchetti.
“We have a lot of history.
I know we’ve been through a lot.”
The Wild lost the Stanley Cup to the Los Angeles Kings in the championship game on Monday.
“We don’t know why it’s happening, and I don’t think we do either,” said Torchetti.
“I know the city of Minnesota loves hockey.
We have a history here of growing hockey and making it successful.
The only thing that could be better than having a successful hockey team is having a Stanley Cup winning team here.
I think it’s an incredible honor to have this team here.”
The announcement came just days after the team announced the retirement of a former head coach who was responsible for bringing the Wild to the playoffs.
Former Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, who also played in the NHL for seven seasons, retired in September 2018, a day before the team had clinched a first-round series with the Montreal Canadiens.
Boudette’s replacement was former coach Dan Bylsma, who will take over for Torchetto as head coach.
Torchetti said he is still hoping to work with Boudiebs, who is coming off his best season with the team.
“I would love to be in the same room as him,” Torchetta said.
“The last thing we need right now is to have to say, ‘OK, he’s the best coach we’ve had in a long time.'”
Boudieb is the only former head man in the league who can win with the Wild.
Bylesma led the Wild into the playoffs for the first time since the 2014-15 season, but the team fell short of a berth.
Brouwer also played for the Wild from 1995-96 through a series of coaching changes that included the hiring of Mike Yeo and a move to the National Hockey League.
Bouwer has coached the Wild since 2004 and has had success in Minnesota.
In addition to the NHL, the Wild has two other NHL franchises: the Dallas Stars and the Minnesota Wild.
The Stars are owned by former NHL player and current Minnesota United FC owner Ed Snider.