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BREAKING: Minnesota Wild make CONTROVERSIAL decision for starting goalie for Game One

Published April 17, 2023 at 6:28 PM
BY RYAN
This season, the Minnesota Wild clinched the third spot in the Central division, earning them the opportunity to face off against the Dallas Stars in the first round. The first game of their series is scheduled for tonight at 9:30 pm and is expected to be a thrilling one.

However, controversy has already arisen. Last offseason, the Minnesota Wild decided to re-sign Marc-Andre Fleury, causing Cam Talbot to request a trade. Talbot was subsequently traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Filip Gustavsson, who shared the net with Fleury this season.

Despite being considered the backup, Gustavsson's stats were significantly better than Fleury's, raising questions about why the Senators would trade him. Gustavsson had an impressive season with a record of 22-9-7, a 2.10 GAA, and a .931 save percentage.




According to Michael Russo, Gustavsson was the first off the ice during practice, indicating that he will likely be the starting goalie for the upcoming game, signaling a shift in the starting position.



Marc-Andre Fleury has been to the Stanley Cup finals 5 times and has his name on the trophy 3 times, is this a big mistake by the Wild?
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BREAKING: Minnesota Wild make CONTROVERSIAL decision for starting goalie for Game One

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