Following a postseason that put his future with the franchise in query, Fleury can be a part of the Vegas roster heading into coaching camp.
“We see the goaltending place being extremely essential this yr,” McCrimmon mentioned. “Our goalies can be Robin and Marc-Andre. All of us count on a schedule that’s going to be extraordinarily compressed. And it’s straightforward for us to speak about it. Everyone expects that. However if you start to stay it, I feel that the significance of two goaltenders is actually going to be useful.”
McCrimmon did say that internally they checked out totally different potentialities, however with NHL groups going in the direction of a 1A/1B setup, this was one of the best answer — for now.
In fact, this can be a GM talking and issues can change with a telephone name. However you marvel if that is the tandem for subsequent season, is there numerous begins that can hold Fleury — and his agent — blissful? Head coach Peter DeBoer made it clear within the playoffs that Lehner was his alternative, and that ended up with some creative Allan Walsh Photoshop.
Staying cap compliant
Preserving Fleury, who carries a $7M cap hit and restricted no-trade clause, has wage cap ramifications. As of Tuesday, the Golden Knights are over the ceiling after trading Nate Schmidt and signing Alex Pietrangelo. McCrimmon emphasised they are going to be cap compliant by the beginning of subsequent season, which means extra strikes are coming.
Fleury mentioned last month that he wants to stay in Vegas and that he will get alongside nice with Lehner. Any rift between the 2 wasn’t one thing McCrimmon believed and he has full confidence the duo.
“I don’t suppose internally it was ever the difficulty that it was made out to be, and I don’t count on that it will be a difficulty going into the season or throughout the season,” he mentioned. “Imagine me, if it was, we’d have made totally different choices than we made. However I don’t count on that that’s the case.”
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