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Three Stanley Cup contenders linked to Fleury

Published February 8, 2024 at 10:59 PM
BY JOSHUA
     
The NHL trade deadline is approaching, and rumors of possible trades are circulating.

One notable player whose name is being mentioned in the rumor mill is veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who is currently playing with the Minnesota Wild.

Fleury will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2023-2024 NHL season, making him an attractive rental for playoff contenders.

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There is no indication of any long-term plans for Fleury with the Wild, and an extension seems unlikely.

However, according to NHL insider Elliotte Friedman, several Stanley Cup contenders have expressed interest in acquiring the veteran netminder.

While there is no official confirmation of which teams are interested in Fleury, it is speculated that the Carolina Hurricanes, whose current goaltending situation is unstable, could be one of them.

The Edmonton Oilers, who need a backup for Stuart Skinner, may also be interested in acquiring Fleury.

Fleury could slot in as the Hurricanes' #1 netminder if the team makes waves for him.

20. When it comes to goalies, Marc-Andre Fleury will have the biggest impact. He's earned the right to call his shot; nothing happens without his approval. Fleury initially was unhappy to move from Vegas to Chicago, and needed convincing to go to Minnesota. But the guy eats, breathes and loves hockey, so he adapts upon arrival. This screams Carolina, Colorado or Edmonton, all playoff-bound. But, in some of those situations, he wouldn't be the starter, so that factors in. Again, it's his call, and deservedly so.

- Elliotte Friedman

The team could stand a chance at a deep playoff push with Fleury.

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