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Wild GM Fletcher promises change

Updated: May 22, 2009, 9:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have never been a fast-paced team.

Chuck Fletcher plans to change that, and owner Craig Leipold is already using it as a recruiting pitch to prospective free agents.

Introduced Friday as the Wild's new general manager, Fletcher promised to bring the aggressive, physical style Pittsburgh has used to come within two wins of the Stanley Cup finals.

(Well, Sidney Crosby not included.)

"Why back up and cede the ice to your opponent ...

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