Friedman not yet hearing denials of Wild-Hurricanes-Ward connection

Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Thursday afternoon.

On if the Wild is a team looking to make something happen, as part of a much larger discussion on the Wild's struggles:

“I reported on the weekend that they denied – both teams – that there was any talk of Jhonas Enroth in Buffalo. I saw Mike Russo reported today that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Wild were looking at Cam Ward out of Carolina, and to this point I haven’t gotten anybody denying that one on me.

“The one thing about Chuck Fletcher is I know he does not want to deal futures for short-term. He’s not a guy who’s looking to give up his first round pick... He really likes their young players, so I think he’s kind of in a tough spot because you know these teams like Buffalo and Carolina, they’re going to want futures as much as they’re going to want anything for these guys.”

Source: Sportsnet 960/ Transcript: Nichols on Hockey

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