NIN wrote:It could be construed as an insult towards the rest of the defense but comming from a goalie I would be shocked to learn that it was in fact derogitory. I think that since they have had alot of success in the AHL together he probably does trust him alot more and that comment is just a refelction of that trust and respect.
Fleury really, REALLY hates lossing and he seems to have a wicked temper when things don't go the teams way or his way. He also cant stop smiling after a win. He is a true gamer and when he says money isnt a motivater I beleive he means it. Two things about the guy that worry me: 1.Will he accept a high contract offer from another team that Patirck can't or wont match? If that team is a winner (Ottawa or Philly) I think the temptation might be too much for him to refuse. 2. Can he get his emotions under controll? It's great that he loves the game but I would rather have a stoic prick with a cold heart (Barrasso comes to mind) then some aloof kid ridding an emotional roller coaster every game. I think FLeury is getting things under controll alittle but it can resurface and maybe even effect his play.
I don't think MAF meant it in a malicious way. IMO it is just as damming though when you consider all of the other dman have more pedigree, salary, experience, or even all of the above than Scuderi.
Philadelphia has a better young goaltender right now than MAF and Ottawa will struggle to keep all their young stars, so I don't think either of them is likely to make an offer to MAF as an RFA.