Injuries Leave Minnesota Wild at a Crossroads

Posted: 13th October 2009 by Blake Benzel in NHL
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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 toámake the playoffs this season.áIt was a lofty goal that many passed offáas 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 addressing immediate needs with the trade for center Kyle Brodziak. Just four games into the season, the team ...

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