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.
Marc-Andre Fleury would have waived no-trade for the Flames
Sportsnet | Sep 12