3 Expensive Goalies the Toronto Maple Leafs Could Acquire

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 21: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins warms up prior to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on April 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 21: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins warms up prior to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on April 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 19: Zach Hyman #11 of the Toronto Maple Leafs  . (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Marc-Andre Fleury

If you’re the Vegas Golden Knights, I don’t think you want to get rid of Fleury, but it could be their only way out of salary-cap hell.

Fleury has one-year left at $7M per season, but the Golden Knights also have Robin Lehner signed for four more years at $5M. Based on those contracts and the fact that Fleury is seven years older than Lehner, the team may be inclined to move on from Fleury now, instead of letting his contract expire.

Lehner has shown that he can be a number-one goalie too, so trading Fleury now would make a ton of sense for Vegas, despite the fact that Fleury just won the Vezina Trophy, as the league’s top netminder.

On a one-year deal at $7M, Fleury would be an unbelievable fit in Toronto. He’s won three Stanley Cups and has played in five, so he brings a ton of experience that is valuable. Not only that, but he seems like he would make a great mentor for Jack Campbell and could steal the net from him as well.

His contract is expensive but for one-year, it’s very manageable.