Regardless of what Wild fans think of the moves that Chuck Fletcher has made so far, you can’t deny one thing. He’s an exciting GM. Yesterday night, Fletcher moved the team’s first draft pick in the 2005 Entry Draft, Benoit Pouliot—a player that the previous regime, under Doug Risebrough, considered to be untradeable at the end of last season. And you know what? He actually got something of value for him. The trade will send Pouliot to his hometown team, the Montreal Canadiens (Pouliot grew up just 75 miles from Montreal), for Guillaume Latendresse. At surface value, this trade is one of players who just needed a change of scenery. It seemed as if Pouliot would never be successful in Minnesota, no matter how hard he tried. This sea ...
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