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04-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Top 10 goalie is fairly arguable. But there are those on here that think he's practically the best goalie in the league and is only held back by his defense. That's pretty off the mark in my opinion.
Also, to be clear, I'm not putting this all on Fleury. You're right, no goalie would look good behind a defense playing like this. But he's had his share of individual gaffes in this series so far(the first goal today was so bad I actually laughed when it happened). Also, his playoff resume seems to be getting worse as we go along here. It's odd that his regular seasons have improved, and his playoff performances have deteriorated. Either way, I think the guy is good enough as our starter to get the job done. I just think people need to be a little more realistic about him.
His defence, does hold him back, quite a bit. He's inconsistent though, but no goalie is gonna put up the huge save % numbers behind the Pens defence.
And he's stunk in this series (though I will say, was fairly good for most of game 1, but even then, he did allow one softie, and it's been all downhill from there).
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