Tico Rick wrote:The Pens didn't make this public, the Trib, or more specifically, Starkey, did. And it didn't surprise me at all, as it had been obliquely mentioned by someone (I don't remember who/where) during Fleury's meltdown in the playoffs this year. The only things that surprises me is that Fleury did not seek one earlier in his career, and that Shero waited this long to make it a requirement rather than a mere suggestion to Fleury.
EDIT: It was also during the Islanders series that people were crediting the big improvement in Kyle Okposo's game to him seeing a sports psychologist.
Ray Shero made reference to MAF and a sports pyschologist at his year end presser. He was asked a lot of questions about staying with MAF and he did say MAF would be seeing a psychologist this summer (sort of implied he had been asked before too). So Starkey has just dug a little deeper on this. I see no problem with it.