Bargain Hunting With The Minnesota Wild

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Mar 3, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Islanders goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Michal Neuvirth

Twenty-seven years old and carrying a career .912 save percentage, Neuvirth is the most appealing “bargain” free agent that could fill a hole left by Dubnyk if the Wild are unable to retain him. (It sounds like Fletcher is making re-signing the Vezina finalist a top priority, but nothing is certain yet.)

Neuvirth has never played more than the 48 games he took part in during 2010-11, but could be ready to take the next step in his career. He’s right around his prime and could benefit (as most goalies could) by playing behind a defensively-strong Minnesota club. Coming off a two-year contract with a $2.6-million cap hit, he would definitely be affordable if Dubnyk departs.