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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Chuckie out.

http://www.startribune.com/wild-general ... 480567771/

Whoever the new guy is, he's got his work cut out for him. Two key players (Dumba and Zucker) need new deals, and not a whole lot is coming off the books this offseason. Also...Suter and Parise are both still signed for many more years, and both suffered major injuries to finish off the season.


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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Leipold made it clear his vision is a Stanley Cup in the next three or four years, but the biggest obstacle may be the prime-aged players and how they performed. The Wild know what they are going to get from Mikko Koivu, Zach Parise (when healthy) and Ryan Suter. Fletcher re-stocked the cupboard with some promising youth, like Jordan Greenway. Mathew Dumba was a top-20 defenceman in points and goals, so he will be due a big raise. He was also one of the few who played up to potential in the post-season. At different times, Fletcher considered moving Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter. There was interest. He decided to hold, and they were shut out by Winnipeg. Their futures will be an important decision for the new GM.


Man, Coyle and Nino could fetch a lot on the open market. Good chance to retool and get whatever they think they need to build around the big three.

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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 pm 
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Looks like it's down to Nashville assistant GM Paul Fenton and NJ assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald. Fenton was the odds-on favorite early on. It'll be interesting though as more and more players I remember from my formative years get these front office gigs (Fitzgerald, Guerin, etc.).


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 Post subject: Re: What now?
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:32 pm 
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The thing about Fenton is the Nashville gig is his if he wants it when Poile retires, and I think David is just holding out year to year in the hopes of a Cup. Then again, Fitz is also a former Pred and can jump into the GM-in-waiting role if need be.

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