Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/19/07 at 11:04 AM ET
from Joe Starkey at the Hockey News,
It used to be that Fleury made the simple save look spectacular; he dropped to his knees more often than a break dancer. Now, pucks are regularly hitting him in the chest. Coach Michel Therrien’s structured system hasn’t hurt and it’s nice when your guys are filling nets like longshore fishermen, too.
“The team is helping me out a lot,” Fleury said. “They’re blocking shots and clearing rebounds, which is a big help. The forwards are coming back.”
Truth is, Fleury has begun to look like a closer. His penchant for allowing bad goals at the worst times had all but disappeared.
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