July 2, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Devin Setoguchi Could Be On The Trading Block

The addition of Nino Niederreiter via trade might render another Minnesota Wild forward somewhat expendable. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests Wild GM Chuck Fletcher might try to move winger Devin Setoguchi to clear some cap space. “It’s clear Fletcher still is working the trade market. It wouldn’t be shocking if Devin Setoguchi, who is entering the last year of his contract, […]

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May 12, 2013

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher “Mike Yeo Is Our Coach”

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher gave head coach Mike Yeo a vote of confidence on Saturday, according to Michael Russo on Twitter. “He’s our coach,” Fletcher said. There might be some that wonder about Yeo’s status after the team was meekly booted from the playoffs in five games by the Chicago Blackhawks after backing into the […]

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May 11, 2013

Minnesota Wild Coach, GM Expected Back, Goalies Could Change

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo will speak at a news conference Saturday, a good sign both will be back next season. That leaves the goalie situation as the franchise’s top priority for 2013-14. Niklas Backstrom is 35 and an unrestricted free agent, and as well as Josh Harding played in the playoffs, he is […]

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March 6, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 23 games with a 5-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Here is some trade noise involving both teams: Trades are an option for the Minnesota Wild, but GM Chuck Fletcher has enough options that […]

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February 13, 2013

Minnesota Wild Hire Andrew Brunette A Hockey Operations Adviser

Former Minnesota Wild player Andrew Brunette rejoined the team Wednesday as hockey operations adviser, according to ESPN.com. In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team’s hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization. […]

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June 26, 2012

Minnesota Wild Using Youth Movement To Sell Zach Parise And Ryan Suter

The Minnesota Wild attempt to sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, they plan to sell them on the team’s youth movement. General Manager Chuck Fletcher hopes to sell the unrestricted free agents on the fact that they will be able to win through the length of their long-term deals because the Wild, he feels, have a […]

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April 13, 2012

Minnesota Wild Expect To Take Conservative Approach To Spending This Summer

In discussion with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold implied the club would take a conservative approach to spending this summer. “We’re not making money, and that’s one reason we need to fix our system. We need to fix how much we’re spending right now. The Wild’s revenues are fine. We’re […]

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April 12, 2012

Minnesota Wild, Chuck Fletcher Working On Extension

In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold said he’s working on a contract extension for General Manager Chuck Fletcher, who has one more year left on his original deal, which began when he was hired before the 2009-10 season. “Chuck’s team is coming in next year. The guys who his people […]

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April 10, 2012

Minnesota Wild Looking To Add Impact Player

The Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher is hopeful that he can add one or two top pieces this offseason, through free agency or trade. The Wild’s payroll is dropping this summer to near the NHL’s cap floor of $48.4 million, and the Chuck Fletcher  is open to adding players through any Free Agency […]

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March 13, 2012

Hybrid Icing Gaining Support Among General Managers

In its sixth year on the agenda at the annual March meeting of the NHL’s 30 general managers, hybrid icing now has some support and could be considered for a rule change recommendation this year. At least 20 managers have to vote in favor in order for the General Managers to bring a rule change […]

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