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01-29-2004, 07:55 PM
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Marc-Andre Fleury going back to Cape Breton...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=70125

His play justifies it, I guess, but finances played a part for damn sure.

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Well, he had a good run...

But I think it's a good decision made by the Pens.

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His confidence would've been shot by the end of the year if he stayed with the Pens though, that and fatigued.

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Well, he had a good run...
No he didn't.

Good for him. He's not ready yet.

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He should have been there at the start of the season.

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Why wasnt he sent down to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, their AHL affiliate?

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Why wasnt he sent down to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, their AHL affiliate?
Too young.

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Why wasnt he sent down to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, their AHL affiliate?

He has to be 20 or played 4 years in the CHL

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Good move by the Pens. He probably would've been the next Dan Blackburn if Pittsburgh had kept him in the NHL.
He still has some growing up to do, he's still 18.

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I think he's vastly more talented and head-strong than Blackburn was at the same age. I think it was less of a stretch to keep Fleury in the NHL than it was for Blackburn. On the other side of the coin, Blackburn was on a better hockey team and didn't see quite as many breakdowns as Fleury did.

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No he didn't.

Good for him. He's not ready yet.
Uh, yeah he did.

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=70125

His play justifies it, I guess, but finances played a part for damn sure.
Didn't the Pens just save themselves 3 million dollars by sending Fleury down? It sounds like a good motivational move by management to me.

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It seemed unlikely that Fleury was going to hit his bonus clauses, actually...his stats were pretty bad.

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It seemed unlikely that Fleury was going to hit his bonus clauses, actually...his stats were pretty bad.
He had to play in 25 games or more with two of the following:

1) GAA had to be 3.20 or better; it's 3.64, thanks to Pittsburgh's awesome D.
2) Save percentage had to be .890 or better; it's currently .896, so he's got one.
3) Get 20 wins; he has four.
4) Get four shutouts; he has one(frankly I'm surprised he even got one).
5) Play 1,800 minutes; he has 1,154, so another 11 full games he would've gotten it.
6) Finish top five in rookie of the year balloting; early season favourite, not anymore.

So he basically wouldn't have gotten it unless he played a third of the remaining games and kept up his save %, which may not have happened.

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