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09-22-2003, 03:05 PM
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Yeahhhhh, High-five, I won't leave you hangin.

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09-22-2003, 05:47 PM
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High five!
(Even though it's totally not fitting here)

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09-23-2003, 07:36 AM
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In terms of skill I have Lehtonen ahead of Fleury, If Lehtonen cathces on to the rink size fairly quick I think he could lead Atlanta to the playoffs this year or next, whenever he gets the chance.
So you have season tickets for Jokerit also?

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09-23-2003, 07:40 AM
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No, but I seen him play numerous times at the WJC.

 
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So you have season tickets for Jokerit also?
And please stop crying becasue I rate Lehtonen ahead of fleury, It makes you look like a moron.

 
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09-23-2003, 08:44 AM
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And please stop crying becasue I rate Lehtonen ahead of fleury, It makes you look like a moron.
I think most people are not crying over it, but laughing.

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09-23-2003, 09:22 AM
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Well, while I 90% of the time disagree with JMI, I rate Lehtonen over Fleury as of now.
It all could change of course, but as of right now, Lehtonen is better.

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09-23-2003, 09:43 AM
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I'll chime in with the "Lehtonen > Fleury" crowd, too...I've only seen him play at the WJC, and he was far superior there. Lehtonen also one the MVP in the SM-Liiga...I'll wait until Fleury performs well over the course of the season in a men's league before proclaiming him king.

And no, the game against the Islanders doesn't count. It's just one game. Hell, Mike Fountain made his NHL debut in a 42-save regular season shutout vs. New Jersey. His career sure went places, didn't it?

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09-23-2003, 10:28 AM
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It counts as what it is. A preseason game against professional talent.

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09-23-2003, 11:07 AM
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i think the whole thread is a riot. The kid has ONE pre season game and he lives up to the hype. Hillarious. He is going to need a full season of solid hockey at the next level to be on the same page as Lehtonen at this point in their careers. I think you would be better served comparing him to Rick Dipietro. Both taken tops and both way over hyped but both have the same potential to be great young goalies in a couple of years. Of course, both have the exact same potential to be busts but heck why even consider that. I mean, the guy does have a gaa of 1.00 after one whole game and everything, I say we scratch Roy's name off of all of his trophies and write Fluery's name in there today.

Lehtonen/Fluery/Dipietro, all of them have yet to do anything in the NHL so none of them have lived up to their hype yet. Until they get there these kind of threads serve on very good purpose, they are fun to laugh at.

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09-23-2003, 11:32 AM
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You're such a drag.

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09-23-2003, 01:59 PM
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Easy for you to say tom, crow mike and I are working on your new friend.

Yours truly,

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09-23-2003, 02:07 PM
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It counts as what it is. A preseason game against professional talent.



At a lot of other stuff.

We call MAF not playing against men...But of course, all of our heroes, aka the greatest player ever, Sidney Crosby is playing against giants and still owning.

Anyways, Fleury is playing tonight in Halifax against Boston. Boston's lineup is this: http://www.bostonbruins.com/pressbox...ses.asp?id=902. So he is playing a pretty close to NHL team tonight. So I would say tonight is his first real test of his young career.

So far it is 1-1, Samsonov just tied it up a minute ago (as I was typing this).

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09-23-2003, 02:21 PM
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HOW DARE YOU BRING LOGIC INTO THESE HALLOWED BOARDS REGARDING THE PLAY OF THE FUTURE GOD OF HOCKEY CROSBY!!!!

SNOKE ABD BRIMSTONE SHALL RAIN ON YOU FOR YOUR PETULANCE!!!!!!

Stop trying to make sense of things Mr. It isn't welcome.

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09-23-2003, 02:57 PM
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Sorry about that!


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09-23-2003, 03:25 PM
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Through 2 Fleury has 17 saves on 18 shots.

3-1 Pens

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09-23-2003, 03:28 PM
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B's just got another. Murray on the PP from Thornton.

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09-23-2003, 03:49 PM
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Fleury just won the game, 3-2. He stopped 27 of 29 shots.

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09-23-2003, 03:51 PM
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The Bruins had Thornton, Murray, Rolston, Samsonov and I think Knuble in their lineup.

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09-23-2003, 05:29 PM
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He showed he can hold his own so far, but it is just two games. Right now it looks like he has a good chance to make the team.

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09-23-2003, 07:23 PM
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Uh Oh, the dude gave up TWO goals in this one. His gaa just went up significantly. I bet he is a bust.

Just kidding, it's obvious the guy is the best goalie to ever play the game. He is living up to the hype for sure now. After two whole games and only giving up three goals he is better than all of the other goalies so far in the pre season.


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09-23-2003, 07:24 PM
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He's earning a spot on the starting roster. Nothing more, nothing less.

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09-23-2003, 08:04 PM
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Well said Jacobv2.

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09-24-2003, 03:48 AM
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I really hope they send him back. These preseason games are not indicitive of what he will face come mid-October. It's going to be ugly in Pittsburgh this season, and letting Fleury continue his development in the Q is still the best course of action.

That said, he is obviously impressive and has a long career ahead of him. I just hope the Pens take a look at what happened in the big apple in terms of stunting a goalies development.

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09-24-2003, 04:13 AM
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I'm not sure what the best thing for him is.
It's really an individul thing.
There's no general rule.
Olzcyk was quoted as saying something like "he's pushing others, that's good, that's what he's here for", something around that which makes me think he's junior-bound.
But at the same time, stoning Thornton, Murray and Samsonov makes you think he has nothing to do in the Q.

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