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article imageNHL News and Rumors — Minnesota Wild looking at Marc-Andre Fleury

By Larry Seely     Jun 22, 2013 in Sports
Minneapolis - The Minnesota Wild made some big moves last season during free agency to boost the talent level on the roster and now it appears they want to add a new goalie to the mix before the start of the 2013-14 NHL season.
Minneapolis' Star Tribune reporter Michael Russo reported that Minnesota is looking for help in the net and among those players the team has some interest about is Pittsburgh Penguins starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, despite his troubles in the playoffs this past season.
Fleury still has two years left on his current contract, but after being benched in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, hockey experts believe his days are numbered with the team.
The 28 year-old went 23-8-0 last season in Pittsburgh and has 249 career victories, numbers that could make Minnesota a real contender next season, if they could make a trade this summer.
Minnesota has several options if looking to make a deal this summer. LA Kings backup Jonathan Bernier is on the trading block and the Wild could resign Niklas Backstrom for next season, but whatever the front office decides to do this off-season, the organization is looking for more than just an eighth place finish in the Western Conference next year and are willing to spend the money to make this one of the better franchises in the NHL.
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