Marc-Andre Fleury divulges trade plans in French interview!
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Marc-Andre Fleury divulges trade plans in French interview!

Here are the beloved goalie’s intentions:



Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury could have the chance to join a Stanley Cup contender prior to the March 8 trade deadline in order to earn a fourth championship in his tremendous career. Recently, Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin acknowledged that if his team were to fall out of playoff contention, he would listen on offers coming in for Fleury.

However, the beloved goalie revealed on Wednesday night on the air of Montreal’s TVA Sports his intentions ahead of the trade deadline, and believe it or not, Fleury wants to stay put in Minnesota. His comments made to Jean-Charles Lajoie, translated from French:

“Every year, when players’ contracts come to an end, names of pending free agents always come up in the rumors to be on the move. For me, my team is Minnesota. We have such a good group of guys and great chemistry. I’ve been here for over two seasons. I’m not thinking about leaving or going somewhere else. I want to continue to fight with my team to try to make the postseason.”

Even if Guerin wants to listen to potential trade offers coming in closer to March 8, the truth is, Fleury and his agent are the ones in control. The netminder has a no-movement clause and really, it sounds like he’s not ring-chasing in what could be his final season.

In recent years, Fleury has known all too well about the trade deadline chaos when he was moved to the Wild at the 2022 trade deadline after a controversial move from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2021. He may be looking to stay put. And as of now, the Wild is five points ouf of the last Wild Card spot in the Western conference. There is still a chance.

In the past weeks, Fleury has been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes. Some fans even dreamed of a reunion with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Being a beloved goalie and teammate across the league, any team would be lucky to land Fleury for a postseason run. The future Hall of Famer was selected first overall by the Penguins in 2003 and spent the first 13 years of his career in Pittsburgh, winning three Stanley Cups (2009, 2016, 2017). He was selected by the Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draft and brought them to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural campaign. Before he was moved to Chicago, he won the Vezina Trophy.

But if Fleury’s mind stays put, he will also stay put in Minnesota.

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Source: TVA Sports