Wild Shopping Fernandez???

In the not very surprising announcement of the day category Minnesota Wild G.M. Doug Risebrough has announced that goalie Manny Fernandez is available at the right price.

Although it is not specifically mentioned what the right price for Fernandez will be HTR believes that there is a good chance that the Wild will move Fernandez at this years draft for draft picks. It just does not really make any sense to head into unrestricted shopping season carrying the extra millions of dollars in team salary if they know that he is to going to be their top goalie next year.

HTR believes that the Florida Panthers, Phoenix Coyotes or the LA Kings will make a move. Expect little more than a 2nd round pick to land Fernandez and his huge contract.

Read the full article from TSN.ca here


Lets here what you folks predict the Wild will be able to get for Fernandez.

6 Responses to Wild Shopping Fernandez???

  1. Gagne1286 says:

    Wasn't this posted already?

  2. kamullia says:

    There is nothing surprising about this, at least within the GM community and most of the NHL media. Everyone expects Fernandez to be moved this year, whether now, at the trade deadline, or even after the end of the year.

    The Wild are in no hurry, and their GM is saying just that, but the announcement, in turn, will prompt some teams who want to get ahead of the game to bid early and even overbid in order to secure Fernandez’ services. Risebrough is basically stirring the pot a bit to see if someone will bite early, because the earlier they bite, chances are the more they will offer.

  3. Peca4PM says:

    Does nayone knoe if Kubina and a 3rd rounder would get it done???

  4. BieksaForMVP says:

    no it wouldn't. Take out Kubina an you almost have a deal though.

  5. BrianColangeloNHLGM says:

    I dont think someone could even make that guess

  6. mikster says:

    They would have to with that salary and with Risebrough TWICE making statements about Fernadez’s availability, which he said he is in no rush to trade and only for the right price he’d tarde him (coughcoughbulls!tcoughcough), i think he is trying to raise his value and not shop him as a salary dump. It won’t work because no one will give up much to acquire the guy and his contract. But, it’s not even such a bad idea for Minnesota to keep him. It gives them great goaltending overall with Backstrom and Fernandez.

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