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Fleury excited to play for Wild fans

Less than 48 hours before Marc-Andre Fleury was traded to the Minnesota Wild during a hectic NHL Trade Deadline, he was sitting on the visitors’ bench at the Xcel Energy Center, taking the atmosphere in while he was still a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

This visit and game — where the Wild beat his now former team by a score of 3-1 — ended up being a massive influence on whether or not the future Hall-of-Fame goaltender would give Chicago the thumbs up and approve any sort of trade to the Wild.