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The Price For Marc-Andre Fleury

from Scott Powers of The Athletic,

There’s an assumption by many around the league that the Blackhawks will move Fleury this season. They’ll have to get his blessing and abide by his 10-team no-trade clause, but many believe Fleury will finish the season elsewhere.

If that’s true, the question becomes what could the Blackhawks get for Fleury. The common thought is probably a second-rounder because Fleury may be an insurance rental for someone down the stretch.

But with the way Fleury has been playing lately, two league sources said Monday that they think the Blackhawks could get a first-round pick for him. It would have to be the right situation, but Fleury might just be an option for a team that believes it can make the playoffs and could use an upgrade in net. Fleury would have to be seen as the No. 1 coming in to warrant a first-round pick. In that scenario, it would also make sense for the Blackhawks to explore the market well before the trade deadline. The Blackhawks may also have to eat some of Fleury’s $7 million cap hit. But if a team is willing to exchange a first-round pick, something the Blackhawks probably will be without because of the Seth Jones trade, Blackhawks interim general manager Kyle Davidson would probably be fine with doing that.

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Chet's avatar

I’m just REALLY enjoying the Blackhawks’ futility these past few years. Remember when they thought they’d be contenders this season? So quaint.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 01/18/22 at 04:50 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Fleury was the missing piece this season, according to my Hawks friends back in the fall. 

They really should trade him to try get something out of his time in Chicago.  I hope they screw it up and lose him for nothing, but who knows.  Edmonton sure could use a goalie.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/18/22 at 10:58 AM ET

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I could see Colorado being interested. Washington’s net has been a little shakey as well.

Posted by Moose Moss on 01/18/22 at 12:49 PM ET

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