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Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: 'We have no interest in trading Backstrom'

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher tells the Star Tribune there is no way they are trading Niklas Backstrom. Fletcher loves the goalie tandem that Backstrom and Josh Harding provide. He points out that the duo was one of the main reasons the Wild were on top of the NHL over the first 30 games last season.
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Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher tells the Star Tribune there is no way they are trading Niklas Backstrom. Fletcher loves the goalie tandem that Backstrom and Josh Harding provide. He points out that the duo was one of the main reasons the Wild were on top of the NHL over the first 30 games last season.

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