Wild working on contract extension for GM Fletcher

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have missed the playoffs. Again.

But owner Craig Leipold is adamantly optimistic that he won't be watching the postseason on television again next year.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Leipold said he's working on a contract extension for general manager Chuck Fletcher, who has one more year left on his original deal.

Leipold bought the team midway through the 2007-08 season. That was the last time the Wild made the playoffs.