‘No pressure’: Paul Fenton tasked with getting Wild over playoff hump

After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team.
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Kevon Looney Womens Jersey The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster that has produced a consistent regular-season winner but, more importantly, scant success in the playoffs.

I’m confident we have a very good team in Minnesota and believe Paul shares that same belief. The goal remains to bring a Stanley Cup to the state of hockey, owner Craig Leipold said. No pressure, Paul, but that is where it starts.
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Even without no-trade clauses, the Koivu-Parise-Suter core would be difficult to move with the trio’s current deals. There are plenty of other valuable players whom Fenton could use as assets in trades, though, and there’s Pete Maravich Jersey precedent for him doing just that.

Most important, the Warriors welcomed the arrival of two-time MVP Stephen Curry, who exploded for 18 points in the third quarter, during which he went a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. He finished with a game-high with 35 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field, including 5-for-12 from beyond the 3-point arc (though 4-for-5 following halftime).

Curry’s offensive game was also the object of intense focus in Game 3. He entered the series struggling with his long-range shot, having converted only two of his 13 attempts from behind the 3-point line during the pair of games in Houston — struggles that continued into the first half of Game 3 (1-for-7 on 3-point attempts).

But midway through the third quarter Sunday evening, Curry assembled his finest exhibition of basketball of the postseason. In less than three minutes, he drained five shots. The sequence, which stretched a 15-point Warriors lead to 24, was capped by a long 3-pointer that sent him shimmying down the floor, followed by a beautiful floater in traffic on the ensuing possession after showing off his handles.

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