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More changes possible but Wild's Boudreau insists 'it's not a rebuild'

The Wild cut ties with Chuck Fletcher on Monday following nine seasons together, and a new voice in charge is likely to bring different ideas.

Scoggins: Leipold should let new GM make big changes as needed

April 24
Wild owner Craig Leipold made a big move with the announcement of Chuck Fletcher’s firing, but also told reporters he was resistant to any new GM ma
The Wild isn't on the cusp of hoisting the Stanley Cup, so why prevent a general manager from making necessary changes, even if they are grand in scope?

Amid Wild changes, Zucker and Dumba say they want to return

April 23
Restricted free agents Jason Zucker, left, and Matt Dumba would like to be back with the Wild next season.
Although most of the lineup is under contract for next season, Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba are two core players who require new deals.
Wild
April 24
Wild owner Craig Leipold spoke to the media about the firing of general manger Chuck Fletcher on Monday. “My feeling is that the last couple years w

After firing Fletcher, Wild owner seeks revisions rather than rebuild

After firing GM Chuck Fletcher, owner Craig Leipold said he isn't seeking a major overhaul. Instead, he wants a replacement to 'shake it up' while sharing his vision.
Wild
April 23
Chuck Fletcher was introduced as Wild GM in 2009.

Chuck Fletcher's timeline as Wild GM

Fletcher was hired to be the Wild's second general manager, succeeding Doug Risebrough in May of 2009.
Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third pe
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Wild
April 23
Former Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher

Fletcher's legacy: Playoff years marked by early exits

The Wild will have a new general manager next season, as Chuck Fletcher's time expires.
Wild
April 23
Fletcher's best and worst moves as Wild general manager

Fletcher's best and worst moves as Wild general manager

To understand how we got from May 2009, when Wild GM Chuck Fletcher was hired, to Monday when he was let go, it’s instructive to look at the best and worst moves he made.
Wild
April 23
The Jets' Tyler Myers clears the Wild's Charlie Coyle from in front of goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the second period in Game 5

Wild overcame plenty, but finish was disappointing

The disappointment of a third consecutive first-round playoff ouster defines mood for Wild's season

nhl

  • Western Conference
    Central w l otl points home away
    Nashville 53 18 11 117 28-9-4 25-9-7
    Winnipeg 52 20 10 114 32-7-2 20-13-8
    Minnesota 45 26 11 101 27-6-8 18-20-3
    Colorado 43 30 9 95 28-11-2 15-19-7
    St. Louis 44 32 6 94 24-17-0 20-15-6
    Dallas 42 32 8 92 26-12-3 16-20-5
    Chicago 33 39 10 76 18-18-5 15-21-5
  • Pacific w l otl points home away
    Vegas 51 24 7 109 29-10-2 22-14-5
    Anaheim 44 25 13 101 26-10-5 18-15-8
    San Jose 45 27 10 100 25-13-3 20-14-7
    Los Angeles 45 29 8 98 23-15-3 22-14-5
    Calgary 37 35 10 84 17-20-4 20-15-6
    Edmonton 36 40 6 78 19-18-4 17-22-2
    Vancouver 31 40 11 73 16-18-7 15-22-4
    Arizona 29 41 12 70 16-21-4 13-20-8
  • Eastern Conference
    Atlantic w l otl points home away
    Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113 29-10-2 25-13-3
    Boston 50 20 12 112 28-8-5 22-12-7
    Toronto 49 26 7 105 29-10-2 20-16-5
    Florida 44 30 8 96 27-11-3 17-19-5
    Detroit 30 39 13 73 16-16-9 14-23-4
    Montreal 29 40 13 71 18-14-9 11-26-4
    Ottawa 28 43 11 67 16-19-6 12-24-5
    Buffalo 25 45 12 62 11-25-5 14-20-7
  • Metropolitan w l otl points home away
    Washington 49 26 7 105 28-11-2 21-15-5
    Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100 30-9-2 17-20-4
    Philadelphia 42 26 14 98 22-13-6 20-13-8
    Columbus 45 30 7 97 26-12-3 19-18-4
    New Jersey 44 29 9 97 23-14-4 21-15-5
    Carolina 36 35 11 83 19-16-6 17-19-5
    NY Islanders 35 37 10 80 19-18-4 16-19-6
    NY Rangers 34 39 9 77 21-16-4 13-23-5
  • Goals
    E. Staal MIN 42
    J. Zucker MIN 33
    M. Granlund MIN 21
    N. Niederreiter MIN 18
    Z. Parise MIN 15
  • Assists
    M. Granlund MIN 46
    R. Suter MIN 45
    M. Dumba MIN 36
    E. Staal MIN 34
    (2) Players 31
  • Points
    E. Staal MIN 76
    M. Granlund MIN 67
    J. Zucker MIN 64
    R. Suter MIN 51
    M. Dumba MIN 50
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    D. Dubnyk MIN 2.52
    A. Stalock MIN 2.85
  • Saves
    D. Dubnyk MIN 1624
    A. Stalock MIN 716
  • Wins
    D. Dubnyk MIN 35
    A. Stalock MIN 10
  • Goals
    A. Ovechkin WAS 49
    P. Laine WPG 44
    W. Karlsson VGK 43
    E. Malkin PIT 42
    E. Staal MIN 42
  • Assists
    C. Giroux PHI 68
    B. Wheeler WPG 68
    C. McDavid EDM 67
    J. Voracek PHI 65
    M. Barzal NYI 63
  • Points
    C. McDavid EDM 108
    C. Giroux PHI 102
    N. Kucherov TB 100
    E. Malkin PIT 98
    N. MacKinnon COL 97
  • Goals-Against Avg.
    C. Hutton STL 2.09
    A. Raanta ARI 2.24
    M. Fleury VGK 2.24
    C. Crawford CHI 2.27
    P. Rinne NSH 2.31
  • Saves
    F. Andersen TOR 2029
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 1908
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 1892
    H. Lundqvist NYR 1862
    C. Talbot EDM 1848
  • Wins
    C. Hellebuyck WPG 44
    A. Vasilevskiy TB 44
    P. Rinne NSH 42
    F. Andersen TOR 38
    S. Bobrovsky CLS 37
  • Monday, April 23
    Toronto 3, Boston 1, F Washington 6, Columbus 3, F
  • Tuesday, April 24
  • Today, April 25
    Toronto @ Boston
  • Thursday, April 26
    Pittsburgh @ Washington San Jose @ Vegas
  • Friday, April 27
    Winnipeg @ Nashville
  • Saturday, April 28
  • Sunday, April 29
  • Monday, April 30
Wild
April 22
For Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves, just getting to the postseason was an achievement not reached since the 2003-04 season. Fans hope the team avoi

Postseasons of Wild, Wolves offer some parallels

The middle class of sports — being good enough to reach the playoffs but not good enough to do much once you get there — can be a frustrating place.
Wild
April 21
Matt Cullen (7) and Winnipeg's Tucker Poolman (3) fought for the puck in the first period of Game 4.

Wild notes: Cullen, at 41, undecided about returning

Matt Cullen seemed to be on the verge of retirement a year ago after collecting his second consecutive Stanley Cup with the Penguins, but signed with the Wild.
Wild
April 21
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold

Scoggins: Leipold must respond to Wild's latest early exit

Wild owner Craig Leipold has two choices: Stay the course and hope things will be different next season, or make major changes in management and/or roster construction.
Wild
April 21

Five offseason questions for the Wild

What to watch for before the Wild returns to the ice next fall.
Wild
April 21
Winnipeg fans celebrate the Jets first-round playoff series victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Wild's quick playoff outs

The Wild has been eliminated in the first round six times during eight trips to the postseason since it appeared in the Western Conference final in 2003.
Wild
April 21
Winnipeg Jets' Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev's goal, as the Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) turn away during

Wild bows out of NHL playoffs with 5-0 loss to Winnipeg

Facing a win-or-go-home situation, the Wild allowed a goal 31 seconds into Friday night's game, and Winnipeg's party was on. The Wild went the final 141:37 of the series without a goal.
Wild
April 21
Winnipeg Jets' Ben Chiarot (7) and Minnesota Wild's Nick Seeler (36) mixed it up during the third period of Game 2.

Playoff action gives Wild rookies Seeler, Greenway valuable experience

Rookie defenseman Nick Seeler and winger Jordan Greenway appeared in every playoff game for the Wild.
Wild
April 21

By the numbers: Wild's playoff woes

How bad has it been for the Wild in the playoffs? It's all in the numbers.
Wild
April 20
Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) clears Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) from in front of his goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second per

Boudreau: Wild 'rattled' during disastrous start to Game 5 loss to Jets

Coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 5-0 loss in Game 5 to the Jets.
Wild
April 20
Wild's offense disappears in Game 5 loss to Jets

Wild's offense disappears in Game 5 loss to Jets

Sarah McLellan recaps the 5-0 loss to the Jets in her Wild wrap-up.
Wild
April 20
Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (40) scrambles for a puck that bounced off his leg during the first period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey f

Horrendous start headlines Wild's latest playoff demise

After getting creamed 5-0 by the Jets Friday at Bell MTS Place, the Wild has been eliminated in five games in back-to-back years.
Wild
April 20

Wild-Winnipeg Game 5 recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
Wild
April 20
The Wild's Eric Staal chased the puck in the first period against the Jets during Game 4

Wild must overcome bad math to stay alive against Winnipeg

The Jets have beaten the Wild in all four games played in Winnipeg this season and have won 11 in a row on home ice. And that's only part of the challenge facing Minnesota in tonight's win-or-go-home Game 5.
Wild
April 20
Boudreau's message ahead of Wild's Game 5: "Play your best"

Boudreau's message ahead of Wild's Game 5: "Play your best"

Coach Bruce Boudreau shares his message for the Wild before Game 5 vs. the Jets.
Wild
April 20
Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination

Boudreau: Wild needs 'everybody on board' to stave off elimination

"We're not a team that can survive with eight players playing good and the rest just being mediocre.," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said after Friday morning's workout in Winnipeg.
Final, 4/20 1 2 3 F
Minnesota 1-4 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg 4-1 4 0 1 5

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