Wild Rumors: Rival Expected to Target Marc-Andre Fleury

Colorado Avalanche GM Chris MacFarland has already made it clear that the club will be looking to add a backup goalie before the 2024 NHL Trade Deadline passes. It is understandable, as MacFarland is worried about overplaying Alexandar Georgiev, while Ivan Provestov and Justus Annunen are not ready to be full-time NHL backups. 

The Minnesota Wild, on the other hand, are continuing to struggle, and their playoff hopes are only getting worse as the weeks continue to fly by. Due to this, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman said on a recent 32 Thoughts podcast episode that the Avalanche are likely to be one of the teams who pursue Marc-Andre Fleury over these next few weeks. 

Here is what Friedman had to say on the matter: 

If we get to a point where the Minnesota Wild are out, to me, Colorado is one of those teams that's going to ask, Marc-André Fleury, would you be interested in this?

With the Avs needing a goaltender, bringing in a legend like Fleury would have the potential to be a big move. This is especially so if he improves while having a much better Avalanche defense in front of him.

Fleury would need to approve a move to Colorado due to his no-movement clause, but this will be a storyline to pay close attention to from here.

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