The Snapshot wrote:The fact is the squeeky goal has always followed and dogged him.
If you think that is the goal that's been following him around, you need to brush up on your MAF101 (World Juniors circa '04)
. I just don't understand all of the myths that surround Fleury. "Oh he's a home run hitter". Since when? 2009, four years ago?
It just seems like every year we make an excuse for the guy because we are scared ****less that this is really who Fleury is. Maybe it is. Maybe he wasn't tired last year. Maybe the fact that Sidney and Evgeni were out in 2011 doesn't mean he should have been shaking in his skates when the puck went behind his net. Maybe he's just not a very good goalie who had a really great playoff run.
His fundamentals are subpar at best. His athleticism isn't going to get any better as he gets older. His mental fortitude is akin to a third grade glue sniffer. Arya Stark would whoop his ass all over the place.
I don't think this team is very mentally strong as is. We know what the Flyer's did to us last year, even with Captain Canada and the Lazy Russian (
). Maybe with a good, veteran team with strong leadership (Detroit, etc.) Fleury would prosper. I just don't see how he can rebound as a Penguin...every year it will be us (and the Penguins) wondering which Fleury is going to show up. I will root for the guy when he plays (as I always do) but I don't have any faith in him anymore.