2 injuries for Fleury makes him injury prone? His first one was just bad luck as he slipped. Fleury has proven he can stand on his head in the cup finals against a powerhouse Detroit team. Go watch game 5 from the finals and tell me how you can't vote Fleury...
if you swapped both of them, the pens would still have gotten to the scf with a healthy lehtonen
if you watch both of them, lehtonen is far superior technically
the only reason to vote fleury is because of kari's injuries
?? uhh, no.
I question whether Lehtonen has the work ethic, conditioning, and mental makeup to handle the workload of a starting goaltender.
There's no doubt he has the skill and talent, but those other factors are just important. You can have all the god given talent in the world, but if you don't take conditioning or preparation seriously, you won't go too far in this league.
Probably Fleury. I would have said Lehtonen before last year. Still, I don't think that Fleury is very good. He was great in the playoffs though. Lehtonen has a better career SV% and GAA and he faces 40 quality shots per night on a bottom 5 team in the league. I just don't see a world of difference in them. Both are inconsistent. Only reason i'd take Fleury is because he isn't injury prone like Kari.
Lehtonen IMO....He is a great goalie on a completely horrid team. You stick him on most teams that can ice a good core of players and he will be successful. I am not saying he is as good as Luongo by any means but Lehtonen is similar in the case that the Islanders and Atlanta both suck. Fleury has the benefit of playing of a great team unlike Kari.