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Trade Analysis: The Chicago Blackhawks acquire Marc-André Fleury from the Vegas Golden Knights

We expected it to be an active off-season in terms of goalie movement, and the first major domino to fall certainly didn't disappoint. Boy, what a domino it was. It's not every day that you see the reigning Vezina Trophy winner get traded in return for literally nothing, but that's exactly what happened here with Marc-André Fleury getting traded to Chicago for what ultimately amounts to salary cap relief for the Golden Knights.

There's a lot of factors to consider here for both sides in the aftermath of the deal. Let's try to work our way through the biggest ones, including why the Golden Knights were willing to make the trade, the pros and cons of their decision to do so in the manner that they did, and what it means for everyone involved.

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NHL Chicago Blackhawks Vegas Golden Knights NHL Jack Eichel Marc-André Fleury Kevin Lankinen Robin Lehner
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