tfrizz wrote:Getting To My Game wrote:I engaged in hyperbole to prove my point. Fleury can make the unreal save, but it doesnt matter when he's proven so adept at giving up the soul-sucking one. After the Isles made it 3-2, Fleury would have crumbled.
We shouldn't be surprised when it happens, because that's always been Fleury's scouting report even before he was drafted. He's quite possibly the mostly naturally athletic goaltender in the league which allows him to make those highlight reel saves; this allows allows him to be rather effective on the PK and absolutely fantastic in 1-on-1 situations. However, his lack of sound fundamentals and propensity for mental mistakes make him an extremely "high risk, high reward" type.
If you look at his playoff series from 2009 on, you'll see exactly what I mean. There's no in between, every game is either great or terrible.
And that's why he's a horrible playoff goalie. Your team can't go into a playoff game knowing that they're playing Russian Roulette with the most important position on the ice, no team is ever going to win a Stanley Cup that way. You know what you're getting with Vokoun every night. With Fleury, it's either a 40 save shutout or 6 goals on 24 shots, that can't fly.