Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman dropped a bomb recently that the Washington Capitals were interested in Chicago Blackhawks netminder Marc-Andre Fleury. The report sent some shockwaves throughout the hockey world and more specifically within the Pittsburgh Penguins community. Turns out the Penguin in Fleury could be getting in the way of this potential trade.

After the reports surfaced about a potential deal with Washington and Chicago, Friedman came out and reported: 

I’m not persuaded Fleury would be comfortable doing it. He’s still very much a Penguin, and I think we forget how intense these rivalries can be at times.

From those close to him in Pittsburgh, many feel the very same way and don’t see the two as a match. There’s no doubt the Capitals are trying to land some goaltending depth after some recent horrible performances in the postseason. Fleury would be a very interesting fit there but it certainly is sounding like quite the long shot at this point as his love for the Penguins could be getting in the way.

As for other teams linked to the Flower, these teams include the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild. 

Photo credit:   Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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