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09-26-2003, 02:32 PM
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Caron or Fleury? Who gets the job in Da 'Burgh

Sebastien Caron had himself a good season last year on a way below average team. Not to mention, was a first team All-rookie goaltender last year. The fact that he's accomplished that at such a young age and on such a terrible team, that's speaks volumes.

However, this season is much different. It's my belief that the Penguins D has somewhat improved (anything's better than last year).

Caron isn't playing badly, but is clearly being outplayed by Marc-Andre Fleury. I know people have their own personal dogmas about preseason games, but in his first two professional games, he's faced 53 shots and saved 50 of them. This is not against bad teams with bad farm systems either. The Islanders shelled him in the first period of his first game, and he stoned them all. He also won against Joe Thorthon, Sergei Samsanov, and the Bruins. These are marquee names and teams that's he's beaten so far.

Fleury's getting rave reviews from around the league. So should he be starting at 18? Or should Caron, young as well, but more experienced start?

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