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Email to Wild Owner Craig Leipold re: 2009 NHL Trade Deadline

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And email exchange with Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold speaks volumes about the future of the franchise.

Minnesota Wild: Another team on the playoff bubble, and another team that stood pat. Michael Russo...

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Minnesota Wild: Another team on the playoff bubble, and another team that stood pat. Michael Russo of the Star Tribune explains how it went down: I was told by a very good source that Marian Gaborik was in play, but clearly the Wild wasn't able to find a market. Asked if he tried to trade Gaborik, Risebrough would only say, "No." Like I said, I trust my source though, and it would make no sense that the Wild wouldn't at least dangle a carrot. Assistant GM Tom Lynn said the Wild was in a "major deal" up until this morning, and then it fell through. Talking just now to Risebrough, and reading between the lines as you'll read tomorrow, I think it was for Jokinen again. The Wild was just not willing to give up a young player and definitely not willing to give up a first-round pick in any big deal, Risebrough said. Olli Jokinen on the Wild would have been an interesting fit, but giving up a No. 1 for a player that still wouldn't elevate Minny to elite status was probably a smart decision.

The Silent Six: Teams that failed to make the big deadline move - Puck Dadd... - NHL - Yahoo! Sports

Wild do Nothing at Deadline

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The Minnesota Wild once again did... nothing. Big surprise, right?

Hockey Wilderness' 2009 NHL Trade Deadline Open Thread

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Here's your place to follow the transactions as the NHL's trade deadline approaches. In addition, we evaluate which Minnesota Wild players may not be here in 24 hours.

Minnesota Wild sign Niklas Backstrom to 4 year deal

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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed Niklas Backstrom to a 4 year/$24 million deal.

Wild's GM not tipping trade hand

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Doug Risebrough said his motivation is not to trade goaltender Niklas Backstrom as Wednesday's trade deadline approaches, but the Wild general manager quickly added that he doesn't "want to be hung with that." "How can I begin to think I'm going to compete for a playoff spot by trading Backstrom?" Risebrough said. "Now, that's showing you my motivation. I don't know what somebody else's motivation is. To say 'never' is illogical, and I don't want to be hung with that because I don't know what somebody might offer me. "If somebody says, 'I really want to overpay,' well, then what do I do? Now they put me in a dilemma. But I've told you my motivation." Asked if that includes Marian Gaborik, whom Risebrough also says he'd prefer to hold onto, he answered, "Both."

NHL Trade Deadline Information

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Your friends at SB Nation have made it even easier to follow all of the trading deadline news as it comes in. The SB Nation NHL Trade Deadline hub is your home for all the trade deadline news from...

GMs Gone Wild

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NHL general managers have lost their minds. Trade values are sure to sky rocket with the trend setters already made.

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