Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Minnesota Wild in between whistles
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Marc-Andre Fleury Reportedly On The Move To A New Destination

Published January 17, 2024 at 9:14 PM
BY SAMER
     
Marc-Andre Fleury recently achieved a significant milestone by becoming the NHL's second all-time wins leader, surpassing Patrick Roy with his 552nd career win.


However, trade rumors surrounding the future Hall of Famer are circulating as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches on March 8.

Marc-Andre Fleury On The Move To A New Home?




The Wild's playoff chances are uncertain, given their inconsistent performance this season and the mid-season firing of head coach Dean Evason. Despite improvements, the team remains hot and cold with major inconsistency issues.


Pierre LeBrun, TSN's NHL insider, disclosed on Insider Trading that while there's interest from other teams in acquiring Fleury, Wild GM Bill Guerin currently has no intention to trade him. Guerin believes the team can still contend for the playoffs with a potential second-half surge.


LeBrun conveyed Guerin's perspective, stating, "They haven't given up on the season. He thinks they can have a second-half surge and still believes they can be a playoff team." However, Guerin acknowledged that if the Wild's playoff hopes fade, teams might inquire about Fleury, prompting discussions.


Fleury, holding a full no-move clause, will need to discuss the potential of waiving it with his agent, Allan Walsh, in the coming weeks. While there's uncertainty about his trade destination, LeBrun highlighted possible fits for Fleury, including teams like Toronto, Edmonton, New Jersey, and Carolina, where he could play a meaningful role.


At 39 years old, Fleury has been a reliable presence for the Wild this season, posting a 2.97 goals against average and a .897 save percentage in 22 games. The decision ultimately rests with Fleury and his agent, shaping the narrative of where the veteran goaltender may end up as teams seek to bolster their rosters for a postseason run.


The future Hall of Famer, known for his contributions to the Pittsburgh Penguins and Vegas Golden Knights, could provide valuable mentorship and experience to teams eyeing a deep playoff push. As the trade deadline approaches, the hockey world eagerly awaits developments on Marc-Andre Fleury's potential move.


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