08:18 AM ET 03.06 | Trades are an option for the Minnesota Wild, but GM Chuck Fletcher has enough of those options that it's difficult to know which way to go. [Fletcher is] working internally to determine whether he will try to sign any of his potential unrestricted or restricted free agents to extensions. If unsigned, Matt Cullen, Niklas Backstrom and Pierre-Marc Bouchard can become completely free July 1 and are the type of players who playoff contenders typically pursue as "rentals" at the deadline. ... If the Wild is still in the playoff race, the team would be less likely to trade a veteran such as Cullen or its No. 1 goalie, Backstrom. "It's great to have all these kids, but it's still a hard league for 20- and 21-year-old kids," Fletcher said.