News is busting in from hockey land. According to the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Wild will announce Chuck Fletcher as their new General Manager. This is a score, a period three hat-trick, a chance for Minnesota to run for Lord Stanley's cup.
From the Strib:
Fletcher, 41, the son of longtime NHL exec Cliff Fletcher, has been around the sport since he was a child. He's got 16 years of experience with Florida, Anaheim and Pittsburgh, and he's only 41, working alongside some of the NHL's most respected executives -- Bill Torrey, Bobby Clarke, Bryan Murray, Brian Burke and now Ray Shero.
The Wild, nor Fletcher would confirm this story. But a press conference is ready to go this Friday. To celebrate early, here's Boogaard presenting a demonstration of what makes America great: