Breaking: Minnesota Wild Make Huge Move After Brutal Start

The Minnesota Wild have been reeling on the ice this season, sitting in 7th spot in the Central Division. The chaos has now taken its toll off the ice as well, as the team has fired assistant general manager Chris O'Hearn. 

“Chris O’Hearn and the Minnesota Wild have mutually agreed to part ways. The Wild will not comment further on this matter," read the short, terse statement released by the team. O'Hearn was GM Bill Guerin's right-hand man. 

 Michael Russo and Joe Smith of The Athletic, who broke the news Wednesday afternoon, said that, aside from the team's obvious struggles, "There were no signs that this could be coming. When Guerin did not accompany the Wild on their recent four-game road trip, O’Hearn was the team’s front-office representative and showed no signs that something was amiss."

O’Hearn was the Wild’s chief contract negotiator, noted Russo and Smith, and the team's expert on all transactional and collective bargaining agreement issues. He was hired in 2019. 

The Wild are currently 10-12-4 for 24 points.

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