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Lemaire's success measured in steps

Jacques Lemaire's coaching legacy won't be measured by Stanley Cups.

Updated: January 8, 2003, 6:43 PM ET
By Tom Jones | Special to ESPN.com

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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