Fans gather in Pittsburgh for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 21:19
Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.
National Hockey League teams won't submit their protection lists for the expansion draft until Saturday morning, but the Vegas Golden Knights may have already found their goalie. "He's been so supportive over the last couple years". According to TVA's Renaud Lavoie, Fleury had known since February, when he was asked and agreed to waiving his no-movement clause to be exposed in the expansion draft.
Continuing with the odds, the Blue Jackets are 22/1 long shots to win the 2018 Stanley Cup, as are the Kings and Sharks, respectively.
He was there as the older rookie in 2005, alongside Sidney Crosby, and now he sits at the end of the Penguins bench, seemingly alone, for what could and should be his third Stanley Cup celebration. But looking back, the Penguins were still smart to draft Fleury because he wound up being a franchise goaltender for roughly a decade. "So in those instances we'll be able to get young players or some draft picks that will help us down the road". The youngster took the Penguins the rest of the way to the championship. During that season, Fleury and the Penguins struggled, finishing with the league's worst record.
One story going around has Fleury winding up as the goaltender in Calgary. They traded up to the first overall spot to take him in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Love him or hate him, he is the player of our generation, he draws crowds and fills stands just by having his name on a team sheet.
After losing the net after Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, it appeared as though veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was headed for a less than fitting ending with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
A Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Downtown Wednesday and fans started lining up early.
The Predators haven't confirmed they want Fisher back next season. I think he really carries the things this organization cares about. "He means a lot to this organization".
Lastly, and most interestingly, Fleury could be swung to another franchise via Vegas in a larger deal.
Now, they've won three Cups together.
Although players typically get the headlines, it's a team that deserves the story of the year.