In the summer, there were NHL trade rumors floating around that the Pittsburgh Penguins were looking to bring back fan favorite goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. With the Vegas Golden Knights signing Robin Lehner, the Knights were offering up Fleury to free up cap space.
Bob McKenzie was on NBC Sports and confirmed these rumors, “They tried very hard,” McKenzie said of the Penguins trade efforts. Not only did Rutherford try to pry the Flower from the desert, but interim-GM Patrik Allvin also tried.
Besides the Penguins, the Flames, Canucks and Hurricanes also had interest in Fleury and for a trade to happen, all the teams interested wanted the Golden Knights to eat half of Fleury’s salary. The only way Vegas would trade Fleury, is if they would have taken on his full contract.
Right now, it looks great that Vegas kept Fleury. Lehner is injured and Fleury is 5-0 with a 1.80 GAA.