3. Fleury (great potential and should be great but playing for that Pitts team is going to destroy him)
So you fancy yourself a soothsayer, eh?
So you think the Panthers (FL) are that much better than the Pens? Luongo was and is in a similar position and he seems to be rising above being stuck on a perennial loser.
If hockey itself (meaning the NHL) doesn't implode, the Pens are going to come out of this TEMPORARY (of course it'll be for the whole season - at least I hope so [Ovechkin]) funk stronger. Fluery is going to be just fine.
Based on what I've seen/heard right now, Luongo is by far the best of the 3 and has the most potential. From what I've heard on Lehtonen, he is as skilled as any and has great positioning, but I'll hold him at #2 til I see him in the NHL. Fleury is a world class goalie, but I still hold Roberto and Kari ahead of him.
No doubt, all 3 are franchise goaltenders and at least one of them should hold a cup up one day (*coughLehtonencough*)
Here's an extension to my original question. I've had quite a few responses ranking these three players according to their future potential, which I greatly appreciate . . . now, I'm wondering if you think any of these three goalies (Fleury, Lehtonen, Luongo) will separate themself from the others, or if you think it will be similar to a Brodeur vs. Hasek vs. Roy debate (in other words, debatable, but all three good choices).