CNNSI: Fleury's dynamic debut a harbinger of things to come

10-12-2003, 08:44 PM

Robert Paulson*
10-13-2003, 06:00 AM

" Fleury's lightning-fast legs have been the talk of NHL scouts. And Fleury proved the scouts accurate with an incredible skate save on Kings winger Alexander Frolov that left the second-year Russian shaking his head after the game. "His leg went there," Frolov told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There was no leg there. Then, there was a leg there." "

:p Fleury's impressing even the young guys. :)

10-13-2003, 06:06 AM
"There was no leg there. Then, there was a leg there."[/b]


10-13-2003, 07:26 AM

And which is partly why no one among the 16,986 jamming Mellon Arena last night, nor anyone on either bench, nor Frolov could believe the save Marc-Andre Fleury made on him in the second period.

"Oh ... crazy," Frolov said in his thick Russian accent, shaking his head shortly after the Kings' 3-0 victory. "I mean, my job there is to score goals. That's what I do on plays like that. That ... I still can't understand how that happened."

"I mean, we all heard he was fast," Frolov said. "But that's really fast."

Right winger Jon Sim and left winger Luc Robitaille chatted loudly about Fleury in the middle of the room while riding exercise bikes.

Sim: "He stoned me twice. How many times did he get you?"

Robitaille: "I don't know. Did you see the way he moved across the net? That kid's 18 years old."

Sim: "I know. Unbelievable. How big do you think that puck looked like to him out there? Beach ball?"

Robitaille: "Bigger."

Defenseman Tim Gleason exhaled and raised his eyebrows before responding to a question about Fleury.

"That was pretty outstanding, huh?" he said. "I mean, look at what he was doing for them. What else can you ask for from your goaltender?"

I'd say Marc Andre made a nice impression on the Kings.

Mr. T
10-13-2003, 09:57 AM
The sad thing is that I descibed that save with those exact same words.

10-13-2003, 01:31 PM
Its great to hear these things on a kid who really the franchise needs more than anyone else to be a superstar.:handclap:

The Tang
10-13-2003, 02:25 PM
always nice to hear. i especially like the conversation bewteen sim and robataille. frolov's comment was pretty cool too.

10-15-2003, 02:23 PM
That quote from Frolov cracks me up. Now you see, now you don't.

10-15-2003, 05:36 PM
Now you see it, now you don't. Bagless, maneuverable, folding handle too. Fully assembled ready to go for you. Hoover power, Hoover power, Hoover power.........