Trades and signings top GM's list

From his hiring to the trade deadline, Phoenix GM Cliff Fletcher has exactly 25 days to maneuver. ESPN.com's Brian A. Shactman caught up with Fletcher to talk about trades and The Great One.

Updated: March 4, 2001, 12:11 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

BOSTON – New Coyotes general manager Cliff Fletcher brings 25 years of experience as a GM to the table. But his hiring on Feb. 17 has afforded him exactly 25 days to perform some of the most important work of his career as an NHL executive.

With the NHL's March 13 trade deadline looming, budget issues and impending free agency may force Fletcher to deal at least one of his two biggest stars and goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, the longest holdout in league history.

"It's unfortunate ...

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