Penguins goalie coach Gilles Meloche to resign

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is going to have to say goodbye to his coach, Gilles Meloche.

According to NBC Sports’ ProHockeyTalk, Meloche, 62, is expected to ask to resign this week, and instead, has the possibility of becoming a professional scout for the team.

Meloche has been the goalie coach for seven seasons out of the 27 seasons he’s worked with Pittsburgh.

The top prospect to replace Meloche is 40 year-old Mike Bales who has spent the last two seasons coaching at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and for the past year, has been working with coach Bill Guerin, according to TribLIVE.

As for Fleury, he has struggled throughout this last season in his performance as the team’s goalie.

“Sometimes, you start thinking a little more when you really want to win,” he told TribLIVE.

When speaking of his contract with the Penguins, Fleury does not want to leave and hopes to play for the team next season as well, and he could care less whether or not he’s their No. 1 goalie.

“I don’t need to have a number,” he said to TribLIVE. “I just want to come back, play some games, win some games. My mind is made up. I want to be back. We’ll see what happens.”

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