The New Jersey Devils should see if Marc-Andre Fleury is available to trade for
The New Jersey Devils have had some intense battles with Marc-Andre Fleury over the years. When he was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, there were a lot of times that he went up against the Devils and it was always fun.
Since then, Fleury’s Hall of Fame career has made stops with the Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago Blackhawks before getting to his current spot with the Minnesota Wild. They have struggled so far up there in Minnesota so it is fair to wonder if Fleury will become available.
Fleury’s numbers aren’t great right now but the Wild haven’t been all that great in front of him. He has a .879 save percentage and a 3.41 goals-against average. It will be interesting to see if he can pick these up before the end of the year.
At 38 years old (he turns 39 next week), it is smart to also wonder if this underperformance is because of age catching up with him. If the Wild (5-8-2) continue to lose, we just might get to see if Fleury improves playing on a better team.
If the Devils acquired him, they wouldn’t just be getting someone that they want to see play the position better. They’d also be getting someone with incredible playoff experience.
He has been to the Stanley Cup Final five times and won three of them. He has also made many deep playoff runs. That would help New Jersey’s locker room in every way.