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Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby topshelf on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:12 pm

http://triblive.com/sports/joestarkey/4401923-74/fleury-team-penguins#axzz2ZyO28EMd

The Penguins and Fleury mutually agreed to address his mental approach via a sports psychologist. Shero had previously asked Fleury to meet with one. It's finally happening this summer.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:18 pm

I'm still advocating a Ritalin prescription.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:22 pm

About time. Can't hurt.

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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:23 pm

Why make this public information?
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby topshelf on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:25 pm

canaan wrote:Why make this public information?


It's a sports psychologist, not a general psychologist.

Maybe for the sake of the fan base? It is mentioned that a lot of players see a sports psychiatrist, so I don't see it as bad publicity or anything.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:28 pm

topshelf wrote:
canaan wrote:Why make this public information?


It's a sports psychologist, not a general psychologist.

Maybe for the sake of the fan base? It is mentioned that a lot of players see a sports psychiatrist, so I don't see it as bad publicity or anything.


I'd say it's close to that.

How many average fans knew what a sports psychologist was before this?

It's almost a roundabout way of advertising for sports psychology. Like saying "Hey, we exist, and we're working with the Penguins!"
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:32 pm

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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby profpolisci on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:35 pm

MRandall25 wrote:It's almost a roundabout way of advertising for sports psychology. Like saying "Hey, we exist, and we're working with the Penguins!"


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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:48 pm

If I see an opposing goalie going to a psychologist, sports related or not, I'm chirping him hard for it.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:50 pm

canaan wrote:If I see an opposing goalie going to a psychologist, sports related or not, I'm chirping him hard for it.


You'd be surprised at how many players take advantage of one.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:51 pm

“The Olympic thing, I'm not going to make too much of,” said Penguins general manager Ray Shero, busy with Team USA and not inclined to opine on Team Canada, which invited five goalies not named Fleury to its tryout camp. “But if he takes something personal, good for him."


That doesn't sound like someone with very much patience left and I certainly don't blame him.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby tfrizz on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:52 pm

canaan wrote:If I see an opposing goalie going to a psychologist, sports related or not, I'm chirping him hard for it.


Why? Craig Anderson has said that seeing a sports psychologist was one of the best career moves he ever made. He's one of many that have gone to a sports psychologist at one time or another.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby topshelf on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:53 pm

tfrizz wrote:
canaan wrote:If I see an opposing goalie going to a psychologist, sports related or not, I'm chirping him hard for it.


Why? Craig Anderson has said that seeing a sports psychologist was one of the best career moves he ever made. He's one of many that have gone to a sports psychologist at one time or another.


It worked well for Matt Cooke.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby tfrizz on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:53 pm

columbia wrote:
“The Olympic thing, I'm not going to make too much of,” said Penguins general manager Ray Shero, busy with Team USA and not inclined to opine on Team Canada, which invited five goalies not named Fleury to its tryout camp. “But if he takes something personal, good for him."


That doesn't sound like someone with very much patience left and I certainly don't blame him.


I don't know about that. It sounds more like Shero doesn't believe Fleury deserved an invite, which just puts him in the same boat as everyone else.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:55 pm

I thought every team employed a psychologist anyway. Or maybe I just thought they should.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby tfrizz on Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:57 pm

Gaucho wrote:I thought every team employed a psychologist anyway. Or maybe I just thought they should.


I think a few do, but the majority don't.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:02 pm

Which reminds me, did we hire a new goalie coach yet?
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby columbia on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:02 pm

Just to broaden the discussion a bit:

Does anyone actually believe that a new goaltending coach can cure MAF's problems with concentration?
IMO, that it is the real issue and perhaps seeing this psychologist can help with that.....though I'm not counting on it.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:08 pm

Yes and no.

What a goalie coach can do better, though, is teach him how to play angles.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby canaan on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:11 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
canaan wrote:If I see an opposing goalie going to a psychologist, sports related or not, I'm chirping him hard for it.


You'd be surprised at how many players take advantage of one.

thats fine. I'm not saying they are devoid of use. I'm saying that making it public information only makes it a talking point every time fleury gives up a goal or if they lose a game. I can't wait for the yinzers to be squawking their little heads off "dat maf got a wussy brain. He otta see dat chick from da sopranas"
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Gaucho wrote:Which reminds me, did we hire a new goalie coach yet?

From the article:
A yet-to-be-named goalie coach will provide Fleury a new voice.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Guinness on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:34 pm

+1 for sopranAs.
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Gaucho on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:35 pm

Willie Kool wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Which reminds me, did we hire a new goalie coach yet?

From the article:
A yet-to-be-named goalie coach will provide Fleury a new voice.


Are you saying I should read the article? :oops: :wink:
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby penny lane on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:45 pm

I fully understand the pens frustration with Flower & I wish Fleury would have taken advantage of the suggestion last year. Or,whenever GM Shero suggested this the first time. I still support his ability , on the pens, especially for an 82 game season.

from those 90's atlanta team; John Smoltz had a psychologist with him often.
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Smoltz Talks With Psychologist Before Game 7
By DAVE HYDE and GORDON EDES, Staff Writers, October 28, 1991
Sports psychologist Jack Lewellyn had lunch Sunday with Braves right-hander John Smoltz. Lewellyn has been credited with helping Smoltz turn his season around. "We talked about the game in general, the Series and the excitement he`s going to have," Lewellyn said. He said Smoltz was anxious for the start, and was asked how much of a difference that was from Smoltz earlier this year. "I`d hate to speculate what John would have been like," he said. "I think he got to the point where he was pitching not to lose as opposed to pitching to win."
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Re: Fleury to see a sports psychologist

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:45 pm

columbia wrote:Does anyone actually believe that a new goaltending coach can cure MAF's problems with concentration?
IMO, that it is the real issue and perhaps seeing this psychologist can help with that.....though I'm not counting on it.

MRandall25 wrote:What a goalie coach can do better, though, is teach him how to play angles.

I think this combination is exactly what is needed. The SP works him on his concentration / confidence and the GC works him on angles / positioning. If anything will help MAF, this is it.
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