If the Calgary Flames want to land the best available goalie on the trade market, it's going to cost them.
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is reportedly asking for Calgary's first-round pick - sixth overall - in a trade for Marc-Andre Fleury, according to Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun.
That pick, however, comes in at 30th overall, and landed Toronto a player who is five years younger and a bit cheaper than Fleury, even after a reported five-year, $25-million contract extension signed by Andersen immediately after the trade.
Fleury, 31, is coming off two of the best statistical regular seasons of his career, with 69 wins and a .921 save percentage in 122 appearances. he remains under contract for three more seasons at a cap hit of $5.75 million, according to General Fanager.
The veteran goaltender watched as Matt Murray led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup win, allowing for a possible trade.