ST. PAUL, Minn. —At the trade deadline, they had a three time Stanley Cup winner. To form an accomplished goalie team with All-Star This is the final stretch of the greatest regular season in franchise history.
General Manager, Wild prefers to keep the couple in place.Tuesday's statement was despite the fact that there is not enough salary cap space for them and the reminder recently that such depth is quite common During the playoffs.
“There's no controversy. There isn't any drama. We like both goalies. Guerin stated that we like both goalies. “We want them back both, and we believe we can succeed with them both.”
Fleury's clutch-time abilities earned him the net for the five first-round games against St. Louis. The Wild decided to change to Talbot when it was too late. The Blues.
“I was disappointed I didn’t get to play more during the playoffs. But, who’s not? We're competitors. Talbot stated that you want to play. “But the coaches had to make a decision, and I don’t think it was wrong. You trade for someone like this with his history and pedigree, so why not start him Game 1?
In his 16 previous starts, Talbot was 13-0-3. In Game 6, he allowed four goals. Talbot stated that he will return to the team for 2022-23, and that there is still one year on his deal.
“Because it's about the 23 other guys in that room. Talbot explained that it was about the 23, 24, other men in that room.
Fleury, 37 years old, went 9-2 with a 2.74 goals per game average and a.913 save rate in 11 regular season starts. The trade with Chicago will result in the Wild losing a second-round draft selection. He gave up 15 goals over five playoff games.
Fleury had a contract that was nearly twice as big as Talbot's this season. But he will become a free agent in July. Although it was difficult to be away from his family following the sudden shift in teams, Fleury raved about the chemistry of the team, the culture and support that he received.
Fleury declared, “It's good to live like this.”
Jesper Wallstedt, the Wild's 2021 first-round draft selection, is waiting for them. The Swedish native, aged 19, signed his entry-level contract for this season. He is likely to play in Iowa's AHL.
The Wild can't afford to let up on their quest for deep playoff runs, even with the loss of players from former franchises.And . They will each be more expensive than $6.3 million, compared to the Wild's cap next year.
“We'll deal. Next year I'm confident that we will be as successful as last year. Guerin agreed. “Wouldn't it be great to have that much cap space?” Yes, we would. We knew exactly what was going on.”
The Wild will struggle to keep the left wing despite both goalies being absent.After scoring 33 goals in his career, he will become a restricted free agent. In the playoffs, he was not scored.
Fiala said, “It is just so shame to go out that way.”
Perhaps it's for the best, even though he scored 85 points in 82 games as a 25-year-old.
Guerin stated, “We'd love Kevin back.” “I don’t know if that’s possible.”