Marc-Andre Fleury can admit now he was preparing for the possibility of becoming a Calgary Flame.

He’ll even go as far as to say that had Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford crafted a deal to send Fleury to the Flames at last season’s trade deadline, the 32-year-old goaltender would likely have waived the no-trade clause he has in his contract.

“I think so,” said Fleury while in New York for league meetings.

“I think Calgary is a great town and a great hockey team too. I think they’ll be very good again this year. But here I am.”

In Vegas.

“I heard all the rumours – Winnipeg, Calgary and Vegas,” said Fleury of the trade deadline talk.

“I didn’t know what was going to happen. At the trade deadline I couldn’t sleep that night, wondering, ‘where am I going?’”

The longtime Penguins goalie had informed Rutherford he wanted to stay in Pittsburgh for the remainder of the season.

However, his limited no-trade clause kept the door open for Rutherford to peddle him.