Wild: bickering in front of the net

Wild: bickering in the net


Quebec goaltender Marc-André Fleury is looking forward to continuing his partnership with fellow Minnesota Wild goalie, Cam Talbot.

One day After signing a two-year contract extension worth $3.5 million a year, Fleury explained his reasoning and assured that he has no problem sharing his cage again next season. /p>

“It was the first time in my career that I was a free agent, indicated the native of Sorel-Tracy, whose remarks were taken up by the daily “St. Paul Pioneer Press”. I'm happy that we came to an agreement fairly quickly.

“[Talbot] and I are both going to play. This is something that will make us better, I believe. Every evening, we will have a fresh and available goalkeeper in the net. We will help and push each other.”

After starting the season with the Chicago Blackhawks, Fleury went 9-2 with a .910 regular-season save percentage at Minnesota. He lost three of his five playoff starts and the Wild lost in the first round to the St. Louis Blues.

Disgruntled Talbot

According to Sportsnet, Talbot's camp and Wild general manager Bill Guerin met several times over the weekend after the latter confirmed he wanted to keep the same pair of goalkeepers next season.

Talbot's agent, George Bazos, did not corroborate his client's frustration, but told TSN that “Billy [Guerin] will have to think a lot.”

The Wild GM struggled to digest the words of Bazos.

“I don't give a fuck, replied Guerin to The Athletic. Cam Talbot is under contract. [Bazos] can say whatever he wants. Cam is a member of our team and we really love him. All we want to do is win.”

After leading the Wild in the playoffs with a 32-12-4 record and .911 save percentage, Talbot n only got his head coach's trust for a spring game.

“All we're trying to do is win,” Guerin said. We want to be able to count on excellent goalkeepers and I believe that is the case.”

-In addition, Guerin confirmed that forwards Nick Bjugstad and Nicolas Deslauriers were not going to be return with the Wild next season and that they will become unrestricted free agents.