Penguins could send down MA Fleury
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11-20-2003, 11:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Buffalo, NY
The Pens are fortunate to be in a situation where they can send the guy down rather than having to trade him for a token return to unload the contract.
I support CP's stance. If Pens fans want to keep Fleury up they should buy tickets. If the Pens go back into bankruptcy they're done as a franchise in Pittsburgh. If revenues won't support the payroll, they're going back into bankruptcy. They have to hang on a little longer and hope a new CBA will make it possible for them to be competitive and profitable. Then they can make a case for a new arena.
I think Fleury has made a strong enough case from a playing standpoint to be kept up, but the overriding concern is survival of the franchise. All goalies have a few bad games, and they don't get sent down. If the Pens can't afford the contract, the only choice is to send him down.
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