Wild Owner comments on relieving Paul Fenton of GM duties...

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Earlier today reports surfaced of the Minnesota Wild's plans to relieve general manager Paul Fenton of his duties after just one season in the position. Shortly thereafter the team confirmed with a press release and comments from team owner Craig Leipold.

"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."

Leipold will hold a conversation later today with the media. Stay tuned to KFAN and KFAN.com for more on this developing situation.

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