Whether the Wild should bottom out to get better: "Edmonton had to live through years of pain of being the worst team in hockey to show fans they have a future. But that's a model I can't live through. ... I don't like losing. I hate losing. It's unacceptable. I'm not in this business to lose. ... If I knew for sure that we can lose and then as a result our first pick we'd get a Sidney Crosby, I might rethink that. I might go on a year vacation and then come back and get Sidney Crosby. But that's not how our world works. That model doesn't work for me personally, and I don't think it works for our market."
Poor Chuck Fletcher, he deserves better than being the General Manager of a small-market version of the New York Rangers! How can Fletcher hope to build a contender when his owner wants him to pay top dollar for mediocrity? Where will he find the inexpensive talent he needs to stay under the cap? He fail, of course, in this project unless the hockey God smiles upon him.