5:06 PM EDT, Mon April 23, 2018
CBC News 26 mins ago
Wild not renewing GM Chuck Fletcher's deal after quick playoff exit

Wild not renewing GM Chuck Fletcher's deal after quick playoff exit

The Minnesota Wild have split with general manager Chuck Fletcher after nine seasons with only two playoff series wins. Wild owner Craig Leipold met with Fletcher on Monday to tell him the club was not renewing his contract.
Hockey Wilderness 45 mins ago
Minnesota Wild, Chuck Fletcher part ways

Minnesota Wild, Chuck Fletcher part ways

Full Coverage and analysis of the Wild’s announcement on Chuck Fletcher.
Hockey Wilderness 53 mins ago
Takeaways from the Playoffs for the Wild’s Future GM

Takeaways from the Playoffs for the Wild’s Future GM

GMCF is out and the new guy better learn these lessons or they may follow shortly after him The Minnesota Wild are out of the playoffs with a whimper. Why the pitiful showing? Well, the Winnipeg Jets were extremely tough to play against. They played big, fast, and with an edge. That’s been their style for years, but the addition of some structure and good goaltending brought them to another level. I hate to give credit to a team that just knocked out the Wild, especially one whose physicality seemed to cross the line far more than the referees’ whistles would blow, but the fact of the...
Hockey Wilderness 56 mins ago
Five Reasons why Chuck Fletcher is out as Wild General Manager

Five Reasons why Chuck Fletcher is out as Wild General Manager

A series of mistakes, tendencies, habits, and results forced Craig Leipold to make a massive change. For the first time in 9 years, and just the second time in Minnesota Wild history, there will be a new face sitting at the general manager’s desk. Chuck Fletcher was hired in 2009, with the Wild beginning a years-long down period. He had few prospects at his disposal, a poor salary cap situation, and his franchise’s only superstar (Marian Gaborik) was just 5 weeks from leaving the State of Hockey forever. That’s quite a hole to be dug into. But throughout those nine seasons, Fletcher...
Last Word on Hockey 3 hours ago
Minnesota Wild Will Not Renew Contract of Chuck Fletcher

Minnesota Wild Will Not Renew Contract of Chuck Fletcher

The Minnesota Wild have announced that they will not renew the contract of executive vice- president and general manager Chuck Fletcher. Fletcher has been the general manager of the Wild for the last nine years. The team made the announcement on their official Twitter account. NEWS: #mnwild owner Craig Leipold announced the organization will not renew the contract of Executive Vice President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher → https://t.co/PjYXn3rU5p pic.twitter.com/5H65dDAQUw — Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) April 23, 2018 Chuck Fletcher and Minnesota Wild Part Ways The Minnesota Wild have...
Sportsnet.ca 3 hours ago
Wild part ways with GM Fletcher, did he deserve it?

Wild part ways with GM Fletcher, did he deserve it?

HC at Noon discussion about the news that the Minnesota Wild will not renew GM Chuck Fletcher’s contract, offering a couple of names that might possibly be his replacement.
www.bostonherald.com 3 hours ago

Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have split with longtime general manager Chuck Fletcher after the teams first-round playoff exit.Wild owner Craig Leipold said Monday the team will not renew Fletchers contract.Leipold said Fletcher and his staff built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team, but said he feels it is time for a new approach aimed at delivering a Stanley Cup to the deserving fans of the State of Hockey.Fletcher was the Wilds general manager for nine seasons.The Wild have made six straight appearances in the playoffs. They were ousted in five games by Winnipeg this...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Chuck Fletcher's 9 seasons as Wild GM: six straight years of playoffs – and early exits

The Wild will have a new general manager next season, as Chuck Fletcher’s time expires.
Puck Prose 4 hours ago

Minnesota Wild and GM Chuck Fletcher part ways after nine seasons

The Minnesota Wild have announced they will not renew general manager Chuck Fletcher’s contract It could be an offseason of huge changes for the Minnesota Wild. That’s what happens when you experience three consecutive first-round exits. The changes have started in the front office, as the team has announced they will not re-sign general manager Chuck […] Minnesota Wild and GM Chuck Fletcher part ways after nine seasons - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Hockey Wilderness 4 hours ago
HWP 136: #F18tchWatch

HWP 136: #F18tchWatch

The Wild are out of the playoffs again. Are big changes coming? For the third year in a row, the Minnesota Wild don’t make it to May. The Wild got knocked out of the playoffs on Friday night in the most humiliating fashion possible, and all of a sudden big changes are on the table. Huge ones. In fact, we don’t even know who will be the Wild’s GM come June. So with all the uncertainty in the air, Tony and Joe sat down on Sunday Night (Before Black Monday??? We have no idea.) to chat about the ramifications of this series loss, and where they go from here. And of course, answer a metric...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is fired

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is out after nine seasons.
Hockey Wilderness 4 hours ago
Chuck Fletcher Will Not Return as Wild General Manager

Chuck Fletcher Will Not Return as Wild General Manager

It became official with a state from Wild owner Craig Leipold that Chuck Fletcher, the Wild’s General Manager will not return. Thanking Fletcher for his hard work over the last nine seasons and building a, “winning culture and a perennial playoff team,” in the statement released on Wild.com. The full statement is below: “I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years,” said Leipold. “Through his strong work ethic, integrity and vision, Chuck and his staff built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team. For all of...
Sportsnet.ca 4 hours ago
Minnesota Wild will not renew contract of GM Chuck Fletcher

Minnesota Wild will not renew contract of GM Chuck Fletcher

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leopold announced Monday that the team will not renew the contract of general manager Chuck Fletcher
Hockey Wilderness 8 hours ago
Wilderness Walk: Avs Lose

Wilderness Walk: Avs Lose

The Minnesota Wild may be out of the playoffs, but at least the Avalanche are out too. It’s the first Monday of the Minnesota Wild offseason. How are you feeling? At least the Colorado Avalanche are out too now. Wild News Wild overcame plenty, but finish was disappointing | Star Tribune “The disappointment of a third consecutive first-round playoff ouster defines mood for Wild’s season.” Wild notes: Cullen, at 41, undecided about returning | Star Tribune I’m glad Matt Cullen got to play one more season for the Wild, but if he decides not to retire, I hope the Wild don’t...
Hockey Wilderness 23 hours ago
With rumors swirling around Chuck Fletcher’s future status, here’s a look at the job and the potential candidates

With rumors swirling around Chuck Fletcher’s future status, here’s a look at the job and the potential candidates

The Wild may again be in the market for a new general manager. After 9 seasons with the Wild, Chuck Fletcher, the Wild’s 2nd franchise GM, still does not have a contract past this year. With the teams he’s constructed floundering in the playoffs now each of the last six season, only twice getting past the first round, Wild principle Owner Craig Leipold will have to search again someone to manage his team. The problem is it’s incredibly difficult to know who is available and if they’d even be interested in a job with Minnesota. Minnesota has some steep contracts, six of them to be...

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