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08-07-2013, 07:35 AM
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Doc -

SO your name is Fleurry
Think of the goals as snow flakes
Just make sure you don't let in a Blizzard of goals

problem Solved we win the cup.

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08-07-2013, 09:23 AM
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Is there any precedent of athletes seeing a sports psychologist and it actually having noticeable effects?

And honestly, not that I feel that the pens should stick with him forever until he does figure it out, but Tim Thomas was nothing special for most of his career, played in Finland or something and then became a Vezina and Conn Smythe winner in his 30s. And Antti Niemi drove Zambonis or something an then won a Stanley Cup and is now a solid starter.

Fleury wouldn't be the first goalie to go from terrible to great(if he ever does).
I think Okposo so one last off-season. It supposedly helped him.

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08-07-2013, 10:10 AM
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I think, especially in this case, speaking to someone who has an in depth knowledge of the brain, how people tend to think, and the tendencies of people would be incredibly helpful. Fleury needs to find out why he shrinks in the playoffs when the pressure rises, if the pressure is the trigger, and find a way to dissipate that pressure so it's not an issue.
I'm sure those bases are covered with whoever he's seeing (unless it's Ted Carrick, Ph.D. - Electro-Spherical Psychologism from Hemingway University).


Fleury is tough to figure because you'd think his naturally laid back personality would help with the athlete's creed: don't get too high, don't get too low no matter what happens. But possibly it gets him "stuck in the low" when they show up. He maybe use it to shield himself from dealing with the issue on a number of levels... "just going to stay cool and try my best". Except that he's not addressing the flaws in his game when he does that.

No idea what Meloche did for him or not. For all we know he had all kinds of advice for Fleury and like the sports psych stuff, he just refused to take it until now or only did it in practice or whatever. Or it could be Meloche was just a "pat on the back" type presence to keep his confidence up, when sometimes you need someone to slap you upside the head and tell you to wake up / change your pattern of behavior. .......



Or it could even mean that Mr. 9mm here is the shepherd, protecting Marc-Andre's righteous ass in the crease of darkness. But that **** ain't the truth... the truth is, Marc-Andre is the weak, and the sports psych is the tyranny of big pharma... but he's tryin'...


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08-07-2013, 11:55 AM
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What does everyone honestly expect from Fleury? Do you think the new goalie coach and sports psychologist will help?
at this point dunno.

i've said it ad nauseum. A goalie coach is the thing he needs and has for a very long time. The problem is the longer you ingrain bad habits the harder/longer it takes to break them.

It started against Montreal which is when the one pad up/one pad down technique up against the post started to materialize. Fleury hither to didn't do that hardly ever. Come the playoffs why not do something new?!?! You look at some of the weak goals he gave up in that series and inappropriate/bad use of that technique accounted for a good % of the bad goals.

That is on the goalie coach. I could go on and on about bad technique/poor decision making that are very coach-able corrections.

But the 1000th nail in the coffin is meloche telling the world that Fleury's problems are attributable to bad puck luck. Followed by management finally waking up and sending him out to pasture a month later.

I don't *think* Fleury is uncoachable. The NHLhas many stories of goalies who get a change in scenery / new coach and go from bad to great.

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08-08-2013, 09:18 AM
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I think Okposo so one last off-season. It supposedly helped him.
Craig Anderson has said that if it wasn't for him seeing a sports psychologist, he would've been out of hockey before he even got a crack at the NHL.

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08-08-2013, 09:21 AM
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But the 1000th nail in the coffin is meloche telling the world that Fleury's problems are attributable to bad puck luck. Followed by management finally waking up and sending him out to pasture a month later.
Yeah, that was really the final straw. I'd buy "bad puck luck" if it hadn't happened 3 or 4 times that series.

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08-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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Is there any precedent of athletes seeing a sports psychologist and it actually having noticeable effects?
Yes, a lot. George St. Pierre is the 1st that comes to mind, but there's a ton more.

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08-24-2013, 03:26 PM
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MAF's off-season game-plan:

1. seek the services of a sports psychologist
2. obtain a new goalie coach
3. try out new pads
4. obtain a new mask
5. ????

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That is one butt-ass ugly mask.

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08-24-2013, 04:14 PM
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I like it, and I like that it's symmetrical and not cartoonish.

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Wow - one of the ugliest masks I've ever seen haha. Looks like a 3rd grader's art project.

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08-24-2013, 06:53 PM
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Mask almost looks Iron Maiden/Eddie inspired

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08-25-2013, 02:31 PM
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Lol@mask

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08-25-2013, 05:01 PM
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That is easily the worst mask Fleury has worn in his time here. Which sucks because last year's mask was easily the best he'd worn.

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08-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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that mask is TERRIBLE.. ugh.

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08-25-2013, 07:08 PM
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the image on the mask looks like it's about to cry

since he's seeing a psychologist and all now, there needs to be some type of psychoanalysis of this new mask and what it means going forward for MAF

It also looks eerily (or is that Erreyily) similar to this



it's not a coincidence, is it?

On the topic of masks, Hartzell working the Penguin on there was a nice touch.


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08-25-2013, 07:28 PM
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He's put the demons in his head on his head. It's horrid.

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08-25-2013, 08:58 PM
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Mask almost looks Iron Maiden/Eddie inspired
I like it for this reason.

Maybe the mask truly belongs to Darkest Timeline Fleury, who is coolly efficient on the ice, but the meanest sonofa***** in the league off it.


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08-25-2013, 09:52 PM
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Yes, a lot. George St. Pierre is the 1st that comes to mind, but there's a ton more.
There are also a lot of athletes who get better on their own, and a lot of athletes who see psychologists and don't improve. Is there any statistical evidence of their efficiency anywhere ?

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08-26-2013, 11:24 AM
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I like it for this reason.

Maybe the mask truly belongs to Darkest Timeline Fleury, who is coolly efficient on the ice, but the meanest sonofa***** in the league off it.
Let's hope so. Otherwise, Winger rolling that 1 is all for naught.

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08-26-2013, 04:57 PM
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Mask almost looks Iron Maiden/Eddie inspired

That or... Fleury has been taken by Necromongers.




Which... might make him a pretty bad-ass goalie, as human emotions would be dead to him.


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