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.
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.