LeafGM was definitely very vocal about getting rid of Andersen and getting a new goaltender in the offseason too.
Yeah, my take this off-season was very much “get Freddy the hell out of here, and I don’t care a whole lot what we get for him or who you replace him with.”
I’ve wanted him gone for a couple off-seasons now, but I was an extremist about it this off-season.
As far as acquiring Fleury goes, I remember being Ok-ish with the idea, but wary of his age, decent-sized cap hit even at 50% retained and that he had two seasons left on his deal.
Hopefully Campbell renders all of these discussions moot. But Washington’s goalie going down to injury early in game #1 was a terrifying reminder of what can happen, and that we’ve got no safety net if it does.