Lemaire's success measured in steps
Jacques Lemaire's coaching legacy won't be measured by Stanley Cups.
The story goes that Jacques Lemaire wouldn't agree to coach the Minnesota Wild until general manager Doug Risebrough mailed him a Wild sweater.
It wasn't enough that Risebrough broiled on a fishing boat off Florida's Gulf Coast for a weekend, his face roasting to a crispy red, trying to lure his former Canadiens teammate out of retirement. It wasn't enough that Risebrough was offering to make Lemaire one of the highest-paid coaches in NHL history.
Lemaire wanted to see the Wild emblem ...
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