The Chicago Blackhawks They trade goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury to me Minnesota Wild To choose a conditional second round that can become first, the athlete Confirmed on Monday. The draft pick could turn into a first if Wild reached the Western Conference Finals and Fleury won at least four matches in those rounds.
Florey waived the no-trade clause to move to Minnesota, the athlete has been confirmed. wild goalkeeper Kapo Kahkkonen It has also been traded to San Jose Sharks Combined with the 5th round selection versus the defending man Jacob Middleton According to the source.
Florey’s time in Chicago was brief but memorable, as he quickly became one of the game’s most universally loved players from local fans. But it wasn’t just his personality that captured the city; It was his play. Athletic and competitive as ever, Florey’s numbers have been pretty pedestrian this season, thanks in large part to the shady defense he played behind him – especially during a brutal first month of the season, which was bad enough to dismiss Jeremy Coleton as head coach.
But had it not been for Fleury, the Black Hawks would have been worse off than they are now. His performance on Tuesday in the overtime loss to Boston was a case in point. The Bruins He dominated every aspect of the game, but Fleury made 46 saves – many of them stunning – to drive the match into overtime and steal a point. He can still do that. It’s the winning winner at Vezina, after all. And behind a better team, he could be a team maker in the playoffs.
Fleury controlled his fate at Deadline. His no-move clause only includes 10 teams, but after it took him a few days to accept whether he would ever play in Chicago last summer, former general manager Stan Bowman gave Fleury an informal assurance that he wouldn’t trade him without a disclaimer. with him first. New General Manager Kyle Davidson was honored with the pledge, which naturally limited Chicago’s options.
Florey said on February 16: “If I move on, I’d like to have a chance to win, that’s what I play for and what I love. But it’s still big if it’s at this point.”
Florey is in the final year of his contract but has said he would like to continue playing next season.
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