-- Chuck Fletcher, General Manager of the Minnesota Wild
, will discuss Minnesota's franchise-record start on today's NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman. New Anaheim Ducks
coach Bruce Boudreau
will also appear. The show, which encourages fans to call in with questions, airs Thursday nights on NHL.com and on Sirius XM Radio at 6 p.m., ET.
The Wild currently sit alone atop the NHL standings with 33 points, the most they have ever had through 25 games in franchise history. They finished November with the most wins (11) in any single month in Wild history.
The Ducks have struggled this season and after Wednesday night's 4-1 win over the Canadiens, made the decision to relieve coach Randy Carlyle
of his duties and replace him with Boudreau, who had been fired as Capitals coach on Monday.
NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL.com as well as NHL Home Ice (channel 92 on XM and channel 207 on Sirius Premier -- formerly known as "The Best of XM"). The show will re-air on Sirius XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.
The show encourages fans to call in with questions. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696). NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman is a production of NHL Radio.