NHL: Assistant GM Chuck Fletcher emerges as Top Candidate for the Wild’s GM position


Afternoon Buzz The Penguins may be looking for a new assistant general manager this off-season as current Assistant GM Chuck Fletcher went through his second interview with the Minnesota Wild last Thursday and has emerged as the top candidate to replace Doug Risebrough who was fired last month. Fletcher, 41, has over 16 years of experience in the National Hockey League and is highly regarded around NHL circles. He has played a vital part in the Penguins success over the past two seasons. With a strong emphasis on moving away from the Jacques Lemaire, Doug Risebrough era of “trap hockey”, Fletcher is intriguing to Wild owner Craig Leopold as he will look to build a team that will play an uptempo-style that the Penguins are currently playing under head coach Dan Bylsma. The Wild had success under Doug Risebrough but they struggled to keep and lure free agents as talentedRead More »