After Only Two Games The Minnesota Wild Made The Right Call On Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Minnesota Wild Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Minnesota Wild Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports /

The Minnesota Wild have only seen Marc-Andre Fleury in action for two games, but after two games it seems like the writing is already on the wall. The team made the right decision by adding the reigning Vezina Trophy winner.

Fleury has appeared in two games with the Minnesota Wild thus far – both wins.

His two wins came against the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Philadelphia Flyers. In the two games combined he has given up three goals and he has a really strong save percentage thus far at .945 and a goals-against-average of just 1.5 thus far/ Fleury has been great through the two games he has played in and for the Wild that has to be a good thing.

The Minnesota Wild are riding a seven-game win streak. They are the second-best team in the Central Division and are looking like one of the best teams that could potentially get past the Colorado Avalanche in the postseason.

Their goaltending was a bit of an issue before they added Fleury, that is not the case anymore.

The Wild had Cam Talbot and Kaapo Kahkonen as their goalie tandem up to this point. Then they traded for Fleury and drastically improved the situation. With Fleury in the net, the Wild have the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, and if he does falter along the way Cam Talbot has been the goalie that was the starter up to this point that had won five of their last seven anyway.

With Fleury and Talbot, the Wild can enter the playoffs confident with either goalie in the net. Fleury is probably going to be their guy going into the postseason, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t see the tandem split the net after a game or two depending on how things are going.

This is Minnesota’s year for success. After this season things are going to be more difficult with the salary cap and the way this roster is built. Playoff success can often be as simple as having the hotter goalie that can steal a series.

I think Fleury could be that goalie and what a storyline that would be for the future hall of famer.