Are the Wild looking to make a trade?

This season, the Wild’s healthy and goaltending has not been an issue. The problem is with the exception of recently heated-up Charlie Coyle, the Wild’s in a team-wide goal-scoring slump.

How do you fix that with one trade?

The pressure is on Fletcher to find a solution. But since 2013, the Wild has traded a first-round pick, four second-round picks and two third-round picks in deals preceding trade deadlines. The Wild doesn’t own a second- or third-round pick this June or a 2018 second-rounder.

This is why Fletcher says he prefers to make a “good hockey deal” for a player who can contribute long-term, not short-term (i.e. a rental like Matt Moulson or Chris Stewart). This is also why Fletcher says the solution still has to be in the room.

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