Mon, Mar 21, 2022 at 1:10pm


The Minnesota Wild acquired goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2022.

What does it give the Minnesota Wild
The Wild were rumored to be among the teams most interested in Fleury, and now they have their man. He is familiar with GM Bill Guerin, which probably factored in Fleury's decision to accept a deal to Minnesota. He upgrades the crease area for a team with high expectations come playoff time.

What does it give the Chicago Blackhawks
The Blackhawks may get a first-round pick instead of a second-rounder if the Wild reach the Western Conference finals. With Fleury, that is now a distinct possibility. Could Chicago have gotten more for their No. 1 goaltender? Perhaps, but Fleury did not want to go to Washington. So, options were a bit limited.

Fantasy impact
Fleury's fantasy stock down the stretch should skyrocket moving from Chicago to Minnesota. Conversely, Cam Talbot's fantasy value has dwindled as the likely backup to Fleury in Minny.

Player focus

Minnesota Wild

Marc-Andre Fleury G

Chicago Blackhawks

conditional draft pick - Round 2 in 2022