Here’s what ESPN’s Linda Cohn tweeted about the sudden and unexpected trade of ex-Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from Vegas to Chicago:
That’s extremely (and unfortunately) accurate.
Then-Penguins GM Jim Rutherford had a deal in place to re-acquire Fleury during the 2020 off-season.
But Vegas owner Bill Foley vetoed that swap because of Fleury’s value to the franchise since its inception in 2017.
All that loyalty and sentiment somehow vanished in a year’s time despite Fleury winning the Vezina.
Foley didn’t call Fleury to tell him he’d been traded. Fleury found out on Twitter.
Like Cohn says: Disrespected and underappreciated.
Click HERE to read more on Fleury’s trade to Chicago and the slim prospect of him yet returning to the Penguins.