Chuck Fletcher out as Wild general manager after another playoff failure

He's been with the franchise for nine years.
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The Minnesota Wild are ringing the changes after yet another playoff disappointment, with Chuck Fletcher out as general manager.

The Wild confirmed that it will not be renewing his contract after 9 years in Minnesota.

"I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years," Wild owner Craig Leopold said. 

"Through his strong work ethic, integrity and vision, Chuck and his staff built a winning culture and a perennial playoff team. For all of that I am grateful. I feel it is time for a new approach aimed at delivering a Stanley Cup to the deserving fans of the State of Hockey. I wish Chuck and his family the very best going forward."

The Wild's playoffs ended in embarrassment on Friday, when they were on the end of a 5-0 hammering by the Winnipeg Jets to lose the series 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs.

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