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07:18 AM ET 06.24 | Wild GM Chuck Fletcher may have Niklas Backstrom among his plans, but he's also keeping his options open, and those options included taking a swing at the recently dealt Jonathan Bernier. Fletcher has said his priority is to re-sign Backstrom, and Backstrom, 35, wants to return. But salary-cap space is limited, so the Wild might decide to trade for a long-term No. 1 goalie or decide whether [Darcy Kuemper] or Johan Gustafsson can eventually take the reins. The Wild has also expressed interest in Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, who backstopped Pittsburgh to the 2009 Stanley Cup but has struggled in the playoffs the past two seasons and was ultimately unseated by Tomas Vokoun in this year's playoffs. Fleury has not asked for a trade, however.

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June 24, 2013  08:56 AM ET

With the uncertainty of Harding and Backstrom free to choose where he wants to go, I guess they need to do something.

And since the Wild have no plans on making the playoffs, they would be OK with Fleury as their regular season goalie...

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June 24, 2013  09:03 AM ET

"decide whether ... Johan Gustafsson can eventually take the reins."

I don't know about Johan but .... I know Jonas can. :-)

June 24, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Wild interested in Fleury

Shouldn't he be called McFleury by now?

June 24, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Nothing would make me happier for this to happen. It would gaurantee Mr Parise more suffering in future years.

June 24, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Nothing would make me happier for this to happen. It would gaurantee Mr Parise more suffering in future years.

May your wish come true. ;-)

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June 24, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Wouldn't it have been nice if Lou had traded him while he could still get value, rather than cough him up for nothing?Quit blaming the player.

I completely blame Lou. I hate his philosphy and think Lou is out of touch with today's game. Does that mean I can't hope the player that leaves never win a cup or has on ice success?

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June 24, 2013  10:43 AM ET
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Alright, alright, i'll let up.

Nice to see you adopt Canuck's friendly approach Danny! Somehow I don't expect it to last!

:-)

June 24, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Alright, alright, i'll let up.

Please don't...ever!

June 24, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Nice to see you adopt Canuck's friendly approach Danny! Somehow I don't expect it to last!:-)

See comment 11 above...

June 24, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

See comment 11 above...

:-)

I don't think you have to worry.

June 24, 2013  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Wild interested in FleuryShouldn't he be called McFleury by now?

Should this website start being called Truth & Roamers:)

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June 24, 2013  11:12 AM ET

Wild interested in Fleury


Please, please, please take him and his $5 mil salary and his playoff brain that melts at 20 degrees on the ice.....

June 24, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will win the next 5 Stanley Cups.

Intrasquad games don't count...

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June 24, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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The Toronto Maple Leafs will win the next 5 Stanley Cups.

if only that could happen

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