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11-11-2003, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa
Once again people are stereotyping...

"Well this young player couldn't cut the mustard as a teenager in the NHL and it hindered his development...therefore the same must be true for the next young teenage star who comes along..."

I really don't understand all this fuss that somehow the Penguins are ruining Fleury by letting him play in the NHL. A lot more factors come into play than just your age and your position. There is always an exception to the rule. Unless you scout Fleury on a day-to-day level including all his practices and speak with him to know his emotional state - how do some of you proport to know that this is bad for him?

Franchise's do and will make mistakes in handling players (even the best of them)...and like anybody, there are no guarantees with Fleury. But I for one am giving the Pens the benefit of the doubt in handling what is bar none their crown jewell asset. If they saw any scuff marks, I think they'd be the first to send him down for some polishing.
Good post. I agree 100% and am sick of names like Storr and Blackburn constantly being dropped. We don't know if this will be a mistake or not because we cannot see into the future....we will just have to wait and see......personally I think that Fleury has shown no reason why he should not be able to stay in the NHL....

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