tfrizz wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:I don't know, even around the league I hear people giving him more slack. Last week several times on NHL radio I hear people saying stuff like "Usually once a goalie wins a cup, they're given some slack even when bad because they've won the cup. Fleury hasn't really gotten that."
Really? He hasn't? Wasn't that cup 4 years ago with 3 years plus half a series of very pedestrian playoffs in between?
Did he get that slack because he won the Cup? In his 3 playoff games with the Pens, Brent Johnson put up a stunning 4.94 GAA and .708 sv%. I'm more inclined to believe Fleury got the slack he did because there was no other choice.
And yet he made it through 4 games this year with a perfectly capable backup and after being taken out, people are still questioning whether or not he was given enough credit because he has won a cup.