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NHL Insider Makes Major Statement on Marc-Andre Fleury's Future in the NHL

Published January 17, 2024 at 12:33
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Insider LeBrun Discusses Marc-André Fleury's NHL Future

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As the NHL trade deadline approaches, the spotlight intensifies on the future of veteran goalie Marc-André Fleury in the NHL. Renowned insider Pierre LeBrun recently shared insights in The Athletic about potential moves involving Fleury.

LeBrun highlighted that Fleury, currently with the Minnesota Wild, remains a key figure in the trade market. Despite the Wild's struggles, the team still has playoff hopes. If that changes, GM Bill Guerin revealed that he'd be opened to hear trade talks for Fleury, but at the end of the day, it'll be the goalie's decision. given his full no-trade clause.


LeBrun said that a few teams could be interested.

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LeBrun Links Fleury to Top Contenders



According to him, the Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, Oilers and Devils.

Read his full statement here:

"The Wild have not given up on this season. He (Guerin) thinks they can have a second half surge, they still believe they can be a playoff team. But, Guerin acknowledged that if they fall out of it, he expects teams to call and he expects to have a discussion with Marc-Andre Fleury."

"Fleury has to have that discussion with his agent Allan Walsh in the next couple weeks. They have a full no-move (clause). It's up to Walsh and Fleury, if he goes anywhere before the deadline. But there are some obvious teams to think about. Toronto tried to trade for him two years ago... but the Leafs still have question marks in goal. Edmonton, how about a mentor for Stuart Skinner? New Jersey, they haven't had saves all year. Carolina, how about a mentor to (Pyotr) Kotchetkov? So, there are some obvious places where Marc-Andre Fleury would fit, if he has a meaningful role. He's not gonna waive if he doesn't play. We'll see where this goes.

- Pierre LeBrun

Fleury's record may not be the best in the NHL right now. However, his 8-9-3 record, 2.97 goals-against average, and .897 save percentage don't reflect what he truly brings to a team. His leadership, experience and personnality could weigh in a lot more to true Stanley Cup contenders.

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