The Wild traded for ex-Gopher Jordan Leopold today before the deadline in a move designed to bolster their defensive group.

You could choose to believe that the seeds of the trade were planted during some conversation between execs with the Wild and Columbus, but WE CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

We’re going to believe it was all thanks to a letter Leopold’s daughter sent the Wild, apparently sometime this season, basically begging them to bring her dad home.

Here’s the letter, as tweeted by KFAN:

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