Wild owner Craig Leipold, in both firing Chuck Fletcher last month and in introducing new General Manager Paul Fenton on Tuesday, made it clear that he is not interest in a wholesale rebuild.
Instead, Leipold and Fenton unleashed a new phrase on the sporting public at Tuesday's news conference: Tweak the Process.
In his introductory remarks, Fenton used those key words, saying: "I've been brought here to tweak this process," adding that the goal of those tweaks is to win a Stanley Cup and not just advance to the second round — as the NBA's "Trust the Process" 76ers did this year and the Wild did twice during its six consecutive playoff appearances.
Leipold reinforced that with this: "This is not a rebuild, this is a tweak."
What tweaks, exactly? Fenton wouldn't say, but Leipold must have been impressed. "I've told Craig the possibilities of different tweaks we can make," he said.
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