Sunday, July 01, 2007

Fernandez to Boston

Manny Fernandez may have found himself a full-time starting job as the Wild has sent him to Boston for Petr Kalus and a 4th Round Pick in 2009. This may not be a free-agent signing, but it is definitely news worthy.

Fernandez should be able to walk in to the Bruins organization and take the reigns as the number one guy in Boston. Fernandez won 22 games in a platoon situation and earned over a point a game in the regular season and if he wins the number one job, he should have his work cut out for him.

In return, the Wild get a draft pick and prospect Petr Kalus. Kalus had 5 points in 9 games last season and could have a good shot at playing in the bigs with Minnesota. The Czech winger never really found himself too comfortable in Boston and he might have a little bit more help to flourish under Jacques Lemaire.

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