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Changes Needed For The Minnesota Wild

from Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune,

The Wild has appeared in the playoffs six consecutive seasons, one of only three NHL teams that can claim that accomplishment. Those six appearances also ended with quick exits.

Wild owner Craig Leipold must decide if he’s content with regular-season consistency or fed up with playoff flops. This feels like a crossroads moment for Leipold and his organization.

Frustration is boiling within his fan base. Leipold has two choices: Stay the course and hope things will be different next season, or make major changes in management and/or roster construction, to the extent that salary cap and contract restrictions allow for it.

Certain facts are indisputable. A team needs 16 wins in the postseason to hoist the Stanley Cup. The Wild has 15 playoff wins total since Leipold committed $196 million to sign Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in July 2012.

So 15 wins in eight playoff series combined covering those six postseason appearances.

That’s not close to winning a championship.

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There are several Western confernece teams that need change…..we do too….please Kenny see opportunity

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 04/22/18 at 10:41 AM ET

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