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08:21 AM ET 01.19 | Credit Chuck Fletcher for trying to right the ship in Minnesota. The Wild general manager was ducking behind signage, slipping into hallways, finding quiet spots in quiet areas -- his Blackberry always at his ear. With the Wild having lost 14 of 16 games and having fallen out of the top eight for the first time since Oct. 31, Fletcher was busy trying to unearth ways to shake the struggling Wild. ... The Anaheim Ducks have dangled top forward Bobby Ryan, whom Fletcher played a part in drafting. The Buffalo Sabres, having struggles similar to the Wild's, are shopping Drew Stafford, Derek Roy and Brad Boyes. The Rangers are offering Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen.

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January 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET

I sincerely wish them luck this evening. :-)

January 19, 2012  09:42 AM ET

Just as long as he doesn't make a deal just for the sake of appearing to be "doing something" A lot of times those kind of deals take away the top player only to get two mediocre players.

January 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

The Wild are plummeting faster in the standings than the temperature in Minnesota.

January 19, 2012  09:53 AM ET

For the first half of the season it looked like all their moves were working out. This is such a weird change of fate.

January 19, 2012  09:57 AM ET

ducking behind signage , finding the quiet spots in quiet areas , slipping into hallways ........are there not court orders for restricting these types of people ?

January 19, 2012  10:09 AM ET

The Avery may come on the market soon? :-)

January 19, 2012  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I sincerely wish them luck this evening. :-)

Judging by that post, I don't even have to look at a schedule to see who they're playing...

January 19, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Judging by that post, I don't even have to look at a schedule to see who they're playing...

LOL - A Wild time at the ACC.

January 19, 2012  12:26 PM ET

Wild man desperate, and ladies know it

Title from my college days.......

January 19, 2012  02:13 PM ET

Wolski and Christensen? Wow, they must be desperate

January 19, 2012  03:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Wild man desperate, and ladies know itTitle from my college days.......

Ha ! Nice one

January 19, 2012  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Avery may come on the market soon? :-)

One can only hope.

January 19, 2012  03:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Avery may come on the market soon? :-)

One can only hope.

January 19, 2012  04:10 PM ET

The Avery is worth saying things twice..

January 19, 2012  04:51 PM ET

their goal differential was an indicator that they were very lucky during the first part of the season, now that the luck has run out their returning to a more logical position in the standings.

January 19, 2012  05:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Avery is worth saying things twice..

Sort of like sloppy seconds? ;)

 
January 19, 2012  08:34 PM ET

Avery & Heatley....has nice ring to it!

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