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Injuries Leave Minnesota Wild at a Crossroads

Published by on October 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The latest rash of injuries has left the Minnesota Wild with more questions than answers.

First and foremost, how does the team balance short-term success and long-term growth?

Upon coming to the Wild organization, general manager Chuck Fletcher stated that his goal for this team was to make the playoffs this season. It was a lofty goal that many passed off as typical new management rhetoric.

Fletcher believed that he could balance the short-term success of the team with its long-term growth, however.

He proved this with an extremely successful draft (at least at first glance) in which he addressed organizational needs by picking up a slew of talented young forwards, as well as addres...

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