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Insider Only Expansion Draft Night as Penguins have deal in place with Vegas to take Fleury

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It’s expansion draft night and Vegas GM George McPhee hasn’t been as accommodating as so many General Manager’s envisioned he would be. The friends club was there for some but not others who were trying to strike a favorable deal.

While Vegas has worked out at least eight to 10 side deals with clubs, including the Penguins, a source described as McPhee being cut throat in some situations where some clubs are going to get hit hard with losing an important piece or two.

That didn’t happen to Pittsburgh.

Marc Andre Fleury’s tenure as a Pittsburgh Penguins will officially come to an end today.

Fleury will become a Vegas Golden Knight today and is flying to Vegas this morning to be part of the festivities.

The question with Fleury has been, is he long to stay with Vegas and what are the Penguins giving up to Vegas for them to take Fleury and avoid taking others?

1. Vegas has signaled to interested clubs in the past couple days they are keeping Fleury. Vegas owner Bill Foley wants to make him the face of the franchise for year one. He is staying put for now.

2. The sides had two different parameters of a side deal in play Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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