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Chuck Fletcher on Kirill Kaprizov, Tim Murray rumors, provides Wild updates

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher provided the Star Tribune with several updates Friday.
The Hockey Writers May 25, 2017

Will Neiderreiter or Granlund Get a Wild Contract?

As we approach the month of June, we’ll start to get a better glimpse of what this Minnesota Wild team will look like for next season. The Wild have several free agents that need to be re-signed and Wild management is looking to improve their team this offseason. Two of the Wild’s key free agents […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 24, 2017
Should the Wild blow it up? No way, says owner Craig Leipold

Should the Wild blow it up? No way, says owner Craig Leipold

A week ago, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold admitted he was envious of the Nashville Predators and the fact that they were still in the hunt for a Stanley Cup. Imagine how he feels after the Predators finished off the Anaheim Ducks in six games to move on to their first Stanley Cup Final — 20 years […]

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau, a month after playoff ouster, still laments missed chances

The Wild coach, ‘‘bored’’ while other teams still play, sees a bright future.

Wild now one of four current teams never to make a Stanley Cup final

Nashville is going to the Stanley Cup Finals, having clinched the Western Conference title with a Game 6 home victory over Anaheim on Monday. This is notable in Minnesota for a couple of reasons: it leaves the Wild on a shrinking list of franchises to never make a finals appearance … while simultaneously giving fans hope that the streak could be broken sometime soon. First, the dark side of history. With Nashville’s berth, there are just four existing teams to never make it to the Stanley Cup Finals: the Wild, Columbus, Winnipeg and Arizona. Now, to be completely fair the first three are...
The Hockey Writers May 19, 2017

Wild & Avalanche Are Perfect Trade Partners

What is the possibility of two division rivals making a blockbuster trade? Most people would say that the chances are slim. However, if two teams possess assets that the opposite team wants, and wants bad enough, that could change everything. The Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche are two teams who are going to be busy […]

Wild owner Craig Leipold 'not satisfied where we are'

But after a first-round playoff exit, the team’s boss gave GM Chuck Fletcher a vote of confidence.
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 17, 2017
Craig Leipold: Wild ‘have to identify what happened’ in playoffs

Craig Leipold: Wild ‘have to identify what happened’ in playoffs

Sitting in his office at team headquarters in St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold said he still hasn’t come to grips with the fact that one of the best seasons in franchise history is over. Leipold has paid close attention to the NHL playoffs despite the Wild’s early exit, knocked out of the Western […]

Wild GM on expansion and trade decisions, Niederreiter/Granlund talks

It'll be a busy summer for the Wild, and Chuck Fletcher discusses it all.
The Hockey Writers May 17, 2017

3 “Not-so Wild” Free Agent Candidates for the Wild

The Minnesota Wild and their general manager, Chuck Fletcher, have said that roster changes will be coming this summer. Fletcher has no plans to shake up the team in big ways, but we should expect to see some new faces in a Wild sweater next season. Fletcher has been known to make plenty of moves […]

NHL expansion draft looms over Wild's offseason moves

Roster will change, GM says; how isn’t yet clear.
The Hockey Writers May 12, 2017

No Backup: Analyzing the Wild’s Goaltending Situation

Following a first-round playoff exit, the Minnesota Wild face a busy offseason full of questions and signings. One of the more important issues surrounding the team is the state of the goaltending. Currently, the Wild are rolling with a tandem of Devan Dubnyk and Darcy Kuemper. Now, it’s no secret that Dubnyk has been an […]

Jake Allen's bad night after 'otherworldly' effort shuts down Wild

The St. Louis Blues goalie's magic might have run out.

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