The Minnesota Wild General Manager, Chuck Fletcher, will not be returning next season.
"I want to thank Chuck Fletcher for his substantial contributions to our franchise over the past nine years", Leipold said.
The Wild was quickly ousted from the first-round of the playoffs after going down 4-1 in the series.
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The TTC has suspended Line 1 subway service between Sheppard and Finch stations and said there will be no shuttle bus service. Toronto Mayor John Tory says he is on his way to the scene of an incident in which several pedestrians were struck by a van.
The Wild have six straight post-season appearances, matching the longest-running streak in the Western Conference, but they have not reached the second round since 2015. The team made another early exit this season after five games against the Winnipeg Jets.
"Anything short of winning the Stanley Cup would be a disappointment", Leipold told a throng of reporters from inside his owner's suite.
"Well, first of all, I don't think the market really understands what a game changer that was for our business", Leipold defended, acknowledging the $7.5 million annual salary cap hit that both players carry. Brent Flahr, Senior VP of Hockey Operations, will serving as acting GM. I believe we are.
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The news, however, likely won't discourage the Patriots from taking a hard look at the quarterback position in this week's draft. Brady, who will turn 41 in August, is heading into his 19th National Football League season.
Leipold said he won't order a significant rebuild, nor does he believe that's necessary for post-season progress.
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The team says the search for a new GM will begin immediately.
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Previous speakers include presidents Bill Clinton , Thabo Mbeki, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Mary Robinson and Michelle Bachelet. The campaign urges global citizens to take action against poverty, inspire change and "make every day a Mandela Day".