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Golden Knights will lose either Lehner or Fleury to Seattle


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T. Tadi
July 7, 2021  (8:54)
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In Vegas, it appears like history is repeating itself. According to David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Golden Knights owner Bill Foley will meet with their front office and pro scouting team in the coming weeks to lay out their offseason strategy.

And part of that approach is expected to be a difficult choice on whether or not to keep Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner.
We all remember how vocal Foley was in advocating for Fleury's retention during the offseason, and how he emphasized his desire for the veteran goalkeeper to conclude his career in Vegas. However, trade rumours have grown louder in recent days, as a Fleury deal would allow the Golden Knights to acquire some salary-cap flexibility. According to Cap Friendly, Vegas has spent $75.4 million on 18 players, with $12 million on goalie. Fleury's annual average worth is $7 million, but with a year left on his contract and a Vezina Trophy title under his belt, he might be simpler to sell. He and Lehner, 29, were also awarded the Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals against.
Lehner is under contract for four more years. Foley stated he likes both goaltenders but indicated they'll have to see how things evolve in the coming weeks. That means a heartbreaking choice could be made and Flower might be the one crying in the end
We all know how team owner Bill Foley has publicly stated he didn't want Fleury traded and how Flower, who carries a 10-team no-trade clause, expressed his wish to retire in Las Vegas.
But things change, and people's perspectives shift...
Fleury's could change his mind, knowing how much his previous team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, wants him back. The Golden Knights could consider swallowing some of Fleury's money, according to Mark Madden of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and it shouldn't cost the Penguins more than a third-round pick.
In the following weeks, we'll have to keep an eye on Foley's words to get a better picture of the Knights' summer strategy.
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Golden Knights will lose either Lehner or Fleury to Seattle

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