Blackhawks And Wild Complete Blockbuster

The Minnesota Wild have acquired Marc-Andre Fleury from the Chicago Blackhawks for a conditional second-round pick. It can become a first-round pick if Minnesota reaches the Western Conference Final and Fleury has at least four wins during the first two rounds of the playoffs.

It was reported on Sunday that the Wild and Blackhawks were having discussions about Fleury. Now, Minnesota has landed the future Hall of Famer and has strengthened their goaltending immensely. It also doesn't hurt that they didn't have to give up too much, either. 

In 45 appearances this season with Chicago, Fleury has a 19-21-5 record, 2.95 GAA, and .908 SV%. Overall, it's been a bit of a down year for the 37-year-old, but he will now be playing for a much stronger Wild team. This, in turn, should help his stats improve.

Nevertheless, any Fleury trade was going to be a massive win for the Blackhawks personally, too. They landed him for free this past offseason from Vegas and now have landed a high draft pick in the process. That's not bad at all. 

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