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The end of the road for Marc-Andre Fleury

We all kind of assumed this was it, but as it turns out, Fleury knew his days in Pittsburgh were about done way back in February…

Sort of explains the question about the tribute mask we all quickly deciphered around that time.

So Fleury will be exposed in the upcoming expansion draft, and Vegas would honestly be stupid to pass on him. There’s no guarantees, obviously, but goaltenders like Fleury — at least goaltenders with three Stanley Cups on their resume — are truly hard to find. He immediately sure-up the most important position on the ice, and his personality would do wonders for the PR department of an expansion team. It all just really makes a lot of sense.

So happiest of trails to Fleury. The emergence of Matt Murray made a lot of people forget how incredible he was in his time in Pittsburgh, but we have a feeling this team, and the fans, will miss him at some point.

We have a Fleury tribute post coming, but for now…

2 thoughts on “The end of the road for Marc-Andre Fleury

  1. A couple reason why fleury is PERFECT for an expansion team…he’s a number 1 goalie who can play and excel in 50 plus games a year (you’d think well duh EVERY team has a guy like that but that’s so not the case)…if vegas were to make the playoffs he has experience and can handle the pressure of it ( he’s only been to the playoffs like 12 years in a row now I think)…he’s a great locker room guy and a true professional and mentor (I think vegas has to take 3 goalies so I bet they take one proven guy and one proven backup and one young prospect so who better than fleury to mentor the young kids coming up)…and the last reason why he’s PERFECT for an expansion team that a lot of people aren’t realizing is that he’s so close to winning 400 games…and from a marketing standpoint that’s so huge especially for a new expansion team….they’ll be able to market that and get fans in the seats to see him get number 400 in a vegas uniform…it’s a stretch but if he re signs with the team and they play decent he could win 450 with the team and that would put him right on the path to the hall of fame…it’s like what the Yankees were thinking when they resigned A-Rod thinking it was worth the money because he’d be breaking all these home run records in a yankee uniform….lol stupid stupid Yankees…but having a guy like that who they can market, not just for his name recognition but also can market for key milestones while in their jersey is a GODSEND for an expansion organization to get people taking and in the seats. I’m gonna hate to see fleury go cause he’s been a pleasure to watch….he was an absolute basket case sometimes during the playoffs but he was our basket case. He’s gonna be missed but it’s the right thing to do…for him and for the organization….I’d even be totally okay if he pitched two shutouts when the pens play vegas the 2 games next year…not many players I’d be cool with that with but the flower definitely has earned it. HE PASSED THE FREAKING STANLEY CUP TO MURRAY…who does that shit…only the best kind of guy so he deserves the absolute best…so good luck Flower…hope you get to 450 plus and walk into the hall one day because you deserve it.

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