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(CHI/VGK) - Hakkarainen for Fleury

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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:52 a.m.
#1
Trade confirmed: Chicago Blackhawks - Vegas Golden Knights
Trade Details
Chicago Blackhawks Acquire:
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Marc-André Fleury · $7,000,000$7,000,000$6,000,000
Sum: $7,000,000$7,000,000$6,000,000
Change: +$7,000,000
Change: +$6,174,167
Change: +$5,930,000
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
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Mikael Hakkarainen · $0$825,833$70,000 (AHL/JR)
Sum: $0$825,833$70,000
Change: -$7,000,000
Change: -$6,174,167
Change: -$5,930,000
Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:53 a.m.
#2
Ban Petry trades
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Vegas: what can we get for Fleury?

Chicago:

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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:53 a.m.
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I think this trade is bad for the hawks for a couple reasons.

1. The hawks are taking on a 7AAV cap hit of a 36yr old goalie for nothing in a flat cap world. (Yes, he won the Vezina, but Chicago’s D still sucks)

2. They are now over the cap and probably can’t add in FA tomorrow.

3. They likely have trouble signing/trading their UFA’s and RFA’s.

4. MAF might retire anyways so…
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:54 a.m.
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Vegas is a clown franchise
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:54 a.m.
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Fiala to NJ
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The Vezina winner was traded for basically nothing....
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:54 a.m.
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Imagine winning the Vezina and having your team trade you for absolutely nothing.
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:55 a.m.
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Chicago wins if Fleury plays, if he doesn’t, the trade is fair as it becomes nothing for nothing
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:55 a.m.
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I mean this looks both dumb and smart by Vegas, and it looks both dumb and smart by chicago. Less chance of it being smart for Chicago more chance of it being smart by Vegas. Fleury is now considering retirement means Chicago has to pay up not Vegas. They just got his contract off the books for basically a ham sandwich for the next week. But at the same time if Fleury doesn't retire and Chicago does well Vegas is gonna look like the idiots for not getting anything.
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:55 a.m.
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Brad Boyes please Wq
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WHY?

As a Vegas fan, I’ll really miss you 🌸

But McCrimmon has gone mad
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:56 a.m.
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Poor Fleury
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:56 a.m.
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Vegas is getting Eichel
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:56 a.m.
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Oui non grille-pain
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They used him as a cap dump? Are you kidding me?

There should at least be some conditional picks involved in case Fleury doesn't retire. Alas, there seem to be none.
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:57 a.m.
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Yzerman would never
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Vegas did Fleury so dirty lmfao
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:57 a.m.
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Vegas trades away the person who has been the face of the franchise since they’ve existed immediately after winning a Vezina trophy for essentially nothing. The cap space allows them to bring back Alec Martinez. In a normal year, the Vezina winner at $7 million for 1 year would be very desirable, but the flat cap and Fleury’s age means that Vegas can’t get anything in return.

For Vegas, this move makes sense roster-wise, but not so much sense value-wise or emotionally. It’s a tough call, but I think they did the right thing to make their team as good as possible.

And for Chicago, this is an absolute steal. The organization is still a mess making terrible moves left and right, but getting a top goalie for free is a no-brainer. Big win for the Hawks. If he retires, the Hawks lose nothing and they’re in the same boat anyways.
Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:57 a.m.
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hire a GM already
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Now you know why Sharks fans hate Vegas

Flower deserved better
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:58 a.m.
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You know nothing JS
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A Vezina winner for one year given away.

How can't you vote for a CHI win here?!?
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
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Even though they got cap space in return, Vegas loses this imo. The guy just won a Vezina, you couldn’t even get a draft pick?
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
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I get this is a cap dump. But damn.
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
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One of the most likeable people in the league goes to the most unlikeable organization. Ugh.
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:02 p.m.
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Quoting: DavidAyers
WHY?

As a Vegas fan, I’ll really miss you 🌸

But McCrimmon has gone mad


Vegas was great this year, but they couldn't afford him going forward. the fact that they paid no assets to move 7mil off the cap is a W. Losing a good player for nothing always hurts, but he turns 37 this year, so unless he ends up on a team that directly eliminates Vegas from contention, it's not going to be much of a concern. It's functionally the same as if he just walked as a free agent
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:03 p.m.
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Patient Sharks Fan
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Win for Chicago. Fleury was clearly a better player than Lehner in almost every aspect. Eichel or not this is a douchey move by an arrogant franchise.
Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:05 p.m.
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What a weird trade
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:06 p.m.
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Vegas is getting Eichel


all the pieces fit so far
Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:07 p.m.
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If Chicago is comfortable adding 7 million, does this maybe hint that Toews won't be back this season?
Jul. 27, 2021 at 12:07 p.m.
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Black Lives Matter
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I think Vegas probably loses, but it's not super uneven ... they basically traded Fleury for cap space.
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