Todd Richards' job security is in question. However, the Wild coach is not sweating reports that he could be fired, perhaps as soon as Monday if his team loses back-to-back road games against the Kings and Ducks on Saturday and Sunday.
"It goes with the job," Richards said. "It goes with the territory."
The Wild snapped a five-game winless streak Thursday with a 3-2 road victory over the Coyotes. However, the Wild is 1-5-2 in its last eight games and with ownership promising a playoff spot this season, general manager Chuck Fletcher may been forced to fire Richards, his close friend, if things don't turn around soon.
"[Fletcher] definitely has my back," Richards said. "I don't feel concerned or threatened, [but] I know how this business works. I'm not a dummy. I've been around the block. It's always about the results. Everyone's accountable."