The Minnesota Wild have fired general manager Paul Fenton after just 14 months, according to multiple reports.
Team owner Craig Leipold released a statement on the move:
"After giving much thought to this difficult decision, I informed Paul today that he was not the right fit for our organization going forward," said Leipold. "I believe we have a good hockey team, a team that will compete for a playoff spot this year, and I look forward to hiring a General Manager that will help us win a Stanley Cup. I would like to thank Paul for his time with the Wild and wish him and his family the best in the future."
In a press conference this afternoon, Leipold told reporters the firing did not come down to any singular issue, but rather smaller issues that had built up and made Leipold seek a change at the position.
The team's assistant GM Tom Kurvers will assume the GM job until a replacement is found.
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