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Joining Blackhawks will only add to Marc-Andre Fleury’s legacy

By Jimmy Lynch
Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky to have Marc-Andre Fleury on their team entering this new season. With all the expectations revolving around this team, Fleury can add to his already great resume now in Chicago.

The Blackhawks added one of the best goalies in the entire NHL when they traded for Marc-Andre Fleury.

Fleury might be on the final year of his contract, but he still brings a lot to the table. The new Blackhawks goalie has won three Stanley Cups, with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and has taken two different teams to the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh and Vegas.

The Vegas Golden Knights decision to trade Fleury is something the Hawks are going to try and prove to be a mistake as they now push for the playoffs with the flower.

Fleury has already been apart of a lot of different winning teams, he has won a vezina trophy, and he is already a lock to be apart of the Hall of Fame some day. But coming to Chicago will only make  things better for him.

If Fleury succeeds this season and helps get the team to the postseason everyone would know who deserves the credit there, it would be Fleury who helps put the team on his back with great saves like the one below:

He won with one of the greatest teams ever in Pittsburgh, he won with a great defensive team in Vegas, and now Fleury gets to prove that he can win with any team. I cannot wait to watch him all season with the Blackhawks, and I hope the two parties come together for a contract extension before the year is done.

Having Fleury on this team also allows the franchise to give their next starter someone to learn from. Kevin Lankinen broke into the NHL last year and he was expected to be the guy from his first appearance. This season Lankinen has someone else to lean on for advice and just as a role model on how to be a starter in the NHL.

Hopefully when Fleury retires someday everyone can look back at his time in Chicago as the icing on the cake for his already amazing career!

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