Minnesota Wild dumps Petr Sykora, finally gets Brent Burns back...

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Center Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars skates the puck against Petr Sykora #17 of the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on January 18, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. Full Story
Nordie

Eden Prairie, MN

#1 Jan 20, 2010
So long Sykora. 3 points in 14 games doesn't cut it. This team definitely needs to step it up a notch if they plan on making the playoffs. The talent is there. They just need to get that killer instinct back and start playing fundamental hockey again.

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#2 Jan 20, 2010
I like Fletcher's attitude.

Not afraid to recognize when what they're doing isn't working. Not afraid to mix things up and give someone a kick in the arse when they need it. Most importantly he seems to have no illusions about where they're at and where they need to be.
Darryl

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 20, 2010
Why did Earl need to waived to be sent back to Houston? Didnt he have a 2-way contract?
SthMPLS

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 20, 2010
Can we get rid of Sheppard next. Please???
jjj

Eau Claire, WI

#5 Jan 21, 2010
Sheppard? How about stump hands Boogy!!!
Former Scout

Sterling Heights, MI

#6 Jan 21, 2010
Darryl wrote:
Why did Earl need to waived to be sent back to Houston? Didnt he have a 2-way contract?
Having a 2-way contract doesn't mean that a player doesn't have to pass waivers to be sent down. To be waiver-exempt, there is a complex formula of games played in the last two years, and how long it's been since a player signed his first big-league contract that all come into play.

Some players don't have to pass waivers, most do, whether they have a one-way or a two-way deal. The two-way contract simply means that when a player with a two-way contract is sent to the minors, he receives a minor league salary which is much lower than his major league salary. Players with a one-way contract, when they are sent down and if they clear waivers, still receive their major league salary, although that salary comes off of the NHL team's salary cap.

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