Rumor has it that the Penguins are considering bringing back Fleury once more!

Published May 28, 2021 at 7:14 PM

We all had the impression that the Pittsburgh Penguins were interested in re-signing goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, especially when he was on the trade market this summer. What a horrible idea for the Vegas Golden Knights, who have selected Flower as their starting for the playoffs following another strong season in net.

It was revealed earlier this season that the Penguins had not only attempted to re-acquire Fleury throughout the offseason, but had also undertaken additional discussions at the start of the regular season to see if a deal could be made. That was before general manager Jim Rutherford, who had been at the centre of those offseason discussions, quit.

Now with the Penguins ousted once again in the first round and GM Ron Hextall and president of hockey operations Brian Burke at the helm, insider Elliotte Friedman wonders if another attempt could be made by the Penguins. This is how he explained it on the 31 Thoughts podcast on Sportsnet:

«Last year they tried to trade for Fleury, I mean this is just me talking out of my butt, but would they consider that again? Is that a reasonable idea?»

This will undoubtedly excite Penguins supporters, who not only adore Flower but also dislike Tristan Jarry, who failed tremendously against the Islanders.

Since we know how the Golden Knights are likely to reject to trade Fleury, Hextall is reported to be considering alternative options.

Friedman wonders if Hextall may revisit previous Los Angeles players, and has inquired about Kings goalkeeper Jonathan Quick as a short-term possibility.

«No one knows Jonathan Quick better than Ron Hextall, would that be someone they would consider doing? I think you're probably looking at a short-term, veteran option.»

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