1:30 PM EDT, Sun May 01, 2016

Newsy Chuck Fletcher tidbits from today's end-of-season Wild press event

The Wild GM addressed the media for an hour today, and here are some quick hits.

Wild's Zach Parise hopes rehab will enable him to avoid back surgery

Wild star is optimistic that rehab will fix his back.

Wild head coach candidates: Taking a closer look

The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo outlined several key issues facing the Wild this offseason in a great piece today. Of particular note to me, though, is the impending coaching search. This is the most important decision the Wild will make this season because the roster figures to be pretty similar (again) to what it was last year. It will be up to a new coach to get more consistency and production out of the same group of players. Russo tossed out several names of potential candidates and divided them into categories. I won’t pretend to attempt to add to this list, but let’s work...

For Wild, an offseason of angst has begun

Salary cap pressure, a lack of draft picks, coaching uncertainty among issues.

Stars survive big rally, eliminate Wild

Stars 5, Wild 4: Dallas scored three goals in the first but had to survive a four-goal third period by Minnesota and a last-minute video review to earn the series-clinching victory.

Postgame: After slow start, Wild falls short in season-ending loss to Dallas

After a season-ending 5-4 loss to the Stars, the Wild now looks ahead to the offseason.

Wild minute: Frantic finish ends frustrating season

The Wild fell behind 4-0 to Dallas in Game 6 only to almost come all the way back.

Wild postgame: This team's biggest problem is ... ?

This year’s Wild team could be summed up almost perfectly by Sunday’s 5-4 loss, with a lifeless 40 minutes to spot Dallas a four-goal lead in an elimination game at home, and then a frantic final surge that came within a half-inch or so of sending the game to overtime. This team made you sorry you turned the TV on and just as sorry you turned it off. What we shouldn’t lose sight of, though, is this: this is an organization with a lot of flaws right now; the problems were there when the score was 4-0 and they were still there at 5-4. When I asked observers on Twitter what the single...

Wild Game 6: Prince tribute, questionable penalty, Dallas up 5-3

I detected some strange annoyance among some Wild fans when Minnesota rallied to win Game 5 and force Sunday’s Game 6. Almost like, “Really? We’re still doing this?” Whatever perceived annoyance was wiped away by puck drop today, though, as Wild fans in the X were completely jacked for Game 6 against the Stars, with the Wild trailing 3-2 in the series and again facing elimination. A nice pregame tribute to Minnesota music legend Prince — this was the first home game since his stunning death Thursday — contributed to the mood. And then … fans DEFINITELY became annoyed by an early...

Tribute and moment of silence for Prince before Wild Game 6

The organization honored Prince before Sunday's game.

Furious third-period rally ends just short as Dallas tops Wild

Nino Niederreiter’s attempt to tie the score in the final minute ends up millimeters short as Wild’s season ends.

Gallery: Wild, Dallas Stars

The Minnesota Wild forced a game 6 in their NHL first round playoff series with the Dallas Stars Sunday afternoon, April 24, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Postgame: After slow start, Wild falls short in season-ending loss to Dallas

After a season-ending 5-4 loss to the Stars, the Wild now looks ahead to the offseason

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