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I could stand Fleury back in the 08/09 days but the guy is a character. Really enjoy watching him now.
I also could not stand Fleury in his Pittsburgh days. A goalie fight between Pit back up Brent Johnston and Rick DiPietro (who I hated more than Fleury) caused DP to have a broken jaw - and Fleury was yucking it up on the bench mocking him after the fight. That (along with another incident involving Max Talbot) led to the 2011 "Friday Night Fights" classic with 65 penalties called - 15 fighting majors and 346 penalty minutes called. One of the best games I ever went to (Isles won 9-3) and suspensions galore. The Hanson Brothers would have been proud!
I'm sure he's a great guy, but I just still see him as one of Bettman's Penguins - sorry!
That said - Binnington is always causing trouble. He tries to intimidate goalies - he bumped into Sorokin when teams completed the second period in a game at STL this year. Bush league stuff - but - Jordan Binnington won a Stanley Cup and THAT you have to TOTALLY Respect....same for Fleury. That's what makes it interesting. These are very good goalies
I'm usually a "let the boys play" type of fan - but that was bush league. No way that Hartman could have defended himself and having seen Dale Hunter do something like that to Pierre Turgeon, I am surprised it was not a longer suspension. Wonder if Billy Smith saw this? :)
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