The Minnesota Wild fired General Manager Paul Fenton Tuesday. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He is surprised with the timing of the decision but not that the decision happened.
The Minnesota Wild signed a pair of forwards. The two are 5-7 31-year old Mats Zuccarello and 5'11 24-year old Ryan Hartman. Zuccarello gets a 5-year $30 Million deal while Hartman agrees to a 2-year $3.8 Million deal.
The Minnesota Wild lost 1-0 at home against Nashville last night making a run into the playoffs seeming unlikely now. The Wild are 2 points back of Colorado with 5 games to play while Colorado has 6 games left.
The Minnesota Wild missed an opportunity to retake the 2nd wildcard spot in the Western Conference after falling at home to Colorado 3-1 Tuesday night. Zach Parise scored the lone Minnesota goal on a power play in the 2nd period and Devan Dubnyk had 35 saves.
The Minnesota Wild lost at home to the Dallas Stars Thursday night. Dallas scored 3 goals within 2 minutes early in the 2nd period to take a 3-0 lead. Jason Zucker scored on a power play in the 2nd for Minnesota's only goal. Devan Dubnyk had 27 saves.