The Minnesota Wild will consider "any and all" trade offers after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six seasons, general manager Paul Fenton said on Friday.
Fenton did not tip his hand as to what positions the Wild specifically need to address during the offseason, but said he has an open mind on the subject. Minnesota (37-36-9) had its worst full season since 2011-12, finishing seven points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference.
"It's analyzing where you are as a team," he said. "I'm very happy with our goaltending and our defense. But I think if something became available where I could move something to get something that would improve us in an area, then I definitely would consider it.
"Just because we don't [make a trade] on July 1, doesn't mean there's not going to be something that comes available before we open up the season."
Fenton replaced Chuck Fletcher as Wild general manager on May 21, 2018, and Minnesota made several trades before the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25. The Wild acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Nino Niederreiter on Jan. 17; center Ryan Donato from the Boston Bruins for center Charlie Coyle on Feb. 20; and forward Kevin Fiala from the Nashville Predators for center Mikael Granlund on Feb. 25.
Fenton sat down with NHL.com to further discuss Minnesota's offseason plans, injury updates on forward Mikko Koivu and defenseman Matt Dumba and the future of the team.