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Penguins Fans Criticize Wild Head Coach Over Decision to Bench Marc-Andre Fleury

Published December 18, 2023 at 8:42 PM
BY TYLER BALL
     
Marc-Andre Fleury made his much-anticipated return to Pittsburgh tonight against the Penguins. To the disappointment of many fans, Fleury was benched by head coach John Hynes.

Fleury Benched In Return To Pittsburgh By The Wild



Earlier today it was announced by Wild head coach John Hynes that the Wild would be going with Filip Gustavsson over Marc-Andre Fleury against the Penguins tonight.




This news was well received by Fleury who understood the logic from Hynes. He did admit he was disappointed by the decision even though he understood it. Tonight Penguins fans did not show the same understanding reaction to the Wild.

Penguins Fans Criticize Wild Head Coach For Benching Fleury



During the game between the Penguins and the Wild, the Penguins took an early 1-0 lead. This led Penguins fans to criticize the Wild's goaltending choice. They began to chant 'We want Fleury'.


Despite the chants, Fleury remains on the bench. The Penguins have a 3-1 lead nearing the end of the second period. As the game goes on it will be interesting to see if the Wild give into the demands of the Penguins fans.
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Penguins Fans Criticize Wild Head Coach Over Decision to Bench Marc-Andre Fleury

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