Here's the post I made on May 2, 2010, for which I was roundly criticized:
"Fleury continues to be the Pens' weak spot by Paul Baxter on Sun May 02, 2010 4:06 pm
Fleury's performance continues to be the Pens's weak spot. If the Pens get eliminated by Montreal, it will be first and foremost becuase of Fleury. Fleury's playoff performance thus far has been very mediocre, which is reflected in the goaltending stats. Fleury ranks 15th out of 19 goalies in save percentage in this year's playoffs (based on all goalies who have played at least 2 games). Of course, he was mediocre during the regular season as well, ranking 31st out of 40 goalies (playing at least 27 games). The stats don't lie. Fleury is a below-average goalie who won a Stanley Cup because of the players in front of him, not because of him.
It continues to amaze me how grossly over-rated Fleury is by Penguin fans in general and by many posters on this board. I would love to see Shero trade Fleury in the off-season and get us a decent goaltender for a change."
Based upon what has happened thus far this season, it appears that the many Fleury apologists on this board are finally seeing the light.
So, our backup (a former starter) plays 4 games and all of a sudden you're right? Pretty loose definition of vindication...so I'm gonna bookmark this thread and when Fleury plays the majority of the games for us this season and takes us to the playoffs like he always does I'm gonna vindicate all over this thread...
mikey287 wrote:and when Fleury plays the majority of the games for us this season, has a mediocre to under-average save percentage and GAA but takes us to the playoffs like he always does because of the cast of talented goalscorers in front of him, I'm gonna vindicate all over this thread...
Just sayin...the idea that Fleury "takes us into the playoffs" is a little ridiculous.