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Wild have McGuire, Fletcher on short list for GM search

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TSN.ca Staff
5/5/2009 7:45:13 PM
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The Minnesota Wild should have a new man at the helm within the next couple of weeks.

The Wild are currently interviewing candidates to become Minnesota's next general manager, replacing the recently dismissed Doug Risebrough.

TSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire interviewed on Tuesday, while sources say Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Chuck Fletcher is expected to interview for the job later this week.

According to the Minnesota Tribune, they appear to be the front runners for the job, but others may be interviewed after Fletcher.  Former Maple Leafs and Canucks head coach Pat Quinn, Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton and current acting general manager for the Wild, Tom Lynn, are also reported to be strong candidates.

Fletcher's Penguins are still active in the Stanley Cup Playoffs but, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the team would not stand in the way of he was offered the Wild job.

According to the Tribune, former Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson was reportedly informed he would not be interviewed and Minnesota-based player agent Neil Sheehy contacted the Wild to say he was not interested in the position.

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