Marc-Andre Fleury trade interests Wild, report says

If the Pittsburgh Penguins reverse course and decide that they’ve had enough of Marc-Andre Fleury—though there’s no indication that’s going to happen—they have at least one potential trade partner.

The Minnesota Wild “expressed interest” in Fleury, who at the moment is a slightly above-average regular-season goalie that self-destructs in the postseason, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.

He was benched during Pittsburgh’s run to the Eastern Conference finals in favor of Tomas Vokoun and has a sub-.900 save percentage over the last four postseasons, but that didn’t stop coach Dan Bylsma or GM Ray Shero from expressing confidence in him earlier this month.

“We were in a situation where Tomas Vokoun went into net and won the third and fourth games of a series for us and continued to play in our net,” Bylsma said. “But Marc-Andre Fleury is a guy who’s going to come back to our team and he’s going to be the No. 1 goalie. He’s going to be the franchise goalie. He’s going to be this franchise’s goalie.”

2 Responses to Marc-Andre Fleury trade interests Wild, report says

  1. Tam says:

    Re: Iginla
    I agree with Don Cherry when he suggested
    Iginla’s talent was wasted.
    Don says they put Iginla on the third line
    and on the wing that he shoots opposite.
    Iginla should have been a line with Sid.
    Dumb, dumb, dum-de-dum.
    Iginla should ask to be traded to Boston.
    He’ll waste out as a Penguin.
    Wake up Mario!!!

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