What are the odds? What are the odds that a Wilbraham guy would follow a Springfield guy into the biggest hockey job in hockey-mad Minnesota?
Impossible odds, indeed, yet that’s exactly what happened when the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League hired Bill Guerin as their general manager after firing Paul Fenton, who had the job for one season.
Guerin, 48, was hired by the Wild on Wednesday – just three weeks after Fenton’s firing. In the spring of 2017, they were on opposite sides of the rink for the Stanley Cup finals, Guerin as assistant general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Fenton as assistant GM of the Nashville Predators.
The Penguins won that series, four games to two. For Guerin, that marked his