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Goaltending Questions For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

The Vegas Golden Knights enter the offseason with questions about the futures of goalies Robin Lehner and Marc-Andre Fleury.

"We don't have those answers for you right now," general manager Kelly McCrimmon said Wednesday. "But [the] first order of business, I think, in many respects, is to sort that out."

Goaltending was not the issue when the Golden Knights lost to the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Final. Vegas scored eight goals in five games.

But it is a burning issue now because Lehner can become an unrestricted free agent after this season (Oct. 9) and took the starting job from Fleury, who is signed for two more seasons at an average annual value of $7 million. Lehner turned 29 on July 24; Fleury turns 36 on Nov. 28.

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SYF's avatar

Fans here in Vegas think Fleury’s gone in the expansion draft.  $7 million for a keeper playing less than 65% of the regular season games?  That ain’t gonna cut it for lots of teams.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/17/20 at 12:17 PM ET

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only reason theyd take fluery is if Vegas sweetended the deal.  Doubt hes the starter for both expansion teams.

Posted by ThatGuy on 09/17/20 at 01:01 PM ET

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Posted by ThatGuy on 09/17/20 at 02:01 PM ET

...but it’d be a GREAT trivia question!

Posted by ilovehomers on 09/17/20 at 02:30 PM ET

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only reason theyd take fluery is if Vegas sweetended the deal.  Doubt hes the starter for both expansion teams.

Posted by ThatGuy on 09/17/20 at 02:01 PM ET

Vegas having to pay compensation to rid themselves of am older player with a large cap hit, YESSSS! Love it, hope it happens.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 09/17/20 at 03:32 PM ET

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Fans here in Vegas think Fleury’s gone in the expansion draft.  $7 million for a keeper playing less than 65% of the regular season games?  That ain’t gonna cut it for lots of teams.

Not trying to be too hard on Vegas fans but I think most of them are still learning how the league works. Seattle isn’t going to want to take on that contract any more than Vegas wants to keep it. Without even looking at a potential list, I’m pretty sure Seattle would prefer Demko over Fluery.

The only reason Seattle might consider it is because they could flip Fluery for picks/prospects at the some point.

 

Posted by evileye on 09/23/20 at 09:19 AM ET

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