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.”

http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-06-22/marc-andre-fleury-wild-trade-rumors-pittsburgh-penguins


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