Marc-Andre Fleury is on this list not because he is the reason the Hawks are failing so badly. Rather I just think he deserves better.
If the Blackhawks establish themselves in November as a team that is not going to be in the postseason, then giving Fleury a start on a team pushing for the playoffs is the fairest thing to do. I still think he is a good goalie, the early season struggles cannot all fall on him it is the entire situation.
So if the Blackhawks trade him to a team like Edmonton Pittsburgh or Philadelphia that doesn’t have the best goaltending situation then he can push for the playoffs there. Plus if the Blackhawks are willing to hold back the salary and work with Fleury to go to a team he wants to play on that just makes the situation that much better.
Fleury is going to be in the playoffs at the end of this season. Either with the Blackhawks or with a team he wants to be on after a trade. This is still early but I think it makes sense for both sides unless Fleury decides to play things out here and retire.