Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/3/13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher played a big game of poker in free agency last summer, ultimately coming away with a full house by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the two biggest names on the market.Fletcher, with a reshaped roster in part because of those two signings, is looking at a much different game this summer with free agency starting on July 5 and the cash flow around the NHL not in as much abundance due to the decreasing salary cap."There's going to be a game of musical chairs here over the next few weeks," Fletcher said after Sunday's draft, in which Minnesota trading two restricted free agents, Cal Clutterbuck and Justin Falk, for what amounted to young prospect Nino Niederreiter and a sixth-round pick.Fletcher was answering a question based on what Minnesota might do when it comes to defensemen in free agency, perhaps the biggest question on the team after the Wild decided to release and buy out the final two years of Tom Gilbert's c...
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