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04-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by sarahjane14 View Post
Fleury's nowhere near top 5. But he is around top 10 whether thats 8-9 or 11-12. Wherever he is, he's still in the top tier of goalies. That said, Fleury's probably always gonna be that goalie that when he has a bad game, he has an atrocious game, its just he usually bounces back. However, he hasn't been given much of a chance to come back in this series, and who knows, maybe Fleury is overextending himself knowing how bad his D is being and its just not working for him. Or maybe, its just bad luck.
I think there's also a very valid "fatigue" argument to be made. It's obvious the coaching staff doesn't trust Johnson as a capable backup anymore and as a result, Fleury had a pretty good workload this year. Not just in total number of games, but also in the fact that he's usually left in a lot longer than he should be when it's clearly not his night. Today was a prime example. A more reliable backup would be nice to relieve some of the pressure.

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