Steve wrote:We were lucky that Vokoun became available - but I don't believe Shero will enter the postseason with MAF as our starter, and an unreliable/injured Brent Johnson type as our backup - or a backup similar to Johnson's predecessors. (Johnson really dropped off last season)
He doesn't have to. Fleury is only signed for two more seasons, and Vokoun is signed through next year. That gives him the flexibility to see how next season goes and plan from there. Fleury's value on the market isn't going to get any lower than it is now, so they'll likely have to use a compliance buyout either way. Luckily, the buyouts are available in either 2013 or 2014.
I'm with mikey and the others in thinking that there's very little chance Fleury isn't a Penguin next season, if for no other reason than the lack of an available replacement. Riding out another year (or two, if absolutely necessary) give Shero time to find someone if they've given up on Fleury.