Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Hate Pens Fans.........

O.k that may have been a little harsh. Lets say i just hate most Pens fans. Me Being a Pittsburgh Penguins fan for as long as I can remember find that the Sidney Crosby era Pens fans are a little bit to ridiculous for me to take. Lets face it, most of the fans voicing there opinions on message boards and blogs probably were not a part of this fan base in 2003 let alone the glory days of the early 90's.

Lately I've been lurking around the local message boards, you know the ones,, the HFboards, even the pens main website Just to see whats going on, and there it is, The Official trade Fleury thread. Apparently the reason for the shaky start to the season was completely 100% Maf's fault. He's not focused his head isn't in the game. The first 3 games are the same goalie that single handedly lost the habs series for us last season. "Are you serious" I ask myself. One person even says Maf has been to the playoffs for 4 straight years, and to the finals twice, He should be Mature and seasoned enough by now. How Many fans would love to say that thier goalie was in the playoffs 4 straight years and to the finals twice, winning one of them. Seriously people. Maf has taken us to the promise land. Sure there were a soft goal or 2 along the way. Name me one goalie that hasn't let in a few bad goals, and really there has only been one so far this season.

The game winner against the habs was pretty bad, but hey if that potent offense doesn't go o-6 on the power play, that goal doesn't matter. Nope we don't see that, we see the red light go on and shame on you Fleury. If that goal doesn't go in he's player of the game.

So lets go back one more game, the opener against the Flyers. Name a Penguin that was better than Fleury that game. He was Solid. The rest of the team looked like 12 year olds playing pond hockey, but Fleury did what you ask him to. Give the team a chance to win, He completely Robbed Carter with 2 minutes left giving Bylsma the chance to pull him with a chance to tie. They didn't happen of course, I'm sure that was on Fleury too.

What about the Toronto game, 10 saves on 14 shots. For all you people that just get up in the morning and go through the stats would see that that was a horrible game for Fleury, you know what, You're wrong again. Sure Fleury didnt make that "big save" but you can't say that you consider those goals soft. Screens, a back door tap in even, and of course the deflection goal that every goalie should stop, right? Fleury didn't step up and make THAT save and what happens, Coach Bylsma calls him out in the media and puts him on the bench for 4 games so far. Brent Johnson has been on a tear lately, playing some really good hockey, He was called out for the 2 he gave up against Ottawa. Really A laser from Alfy that kissed the post before going in, Thats a soft goal? Testube scored almost the same way, but that one was a perfectly placed shot. it's confusing, I know.

Lets go through the so called top Goalies in the League. Lets start with the hero For Usa Ryan Miller (which i am a big fan of by the way) How many times has he won a playoff series, sorry, I'll take Fleury. Luongo you say, yep, he had a team full of overachievers last spring what did he win. Didn't he even have the art ross winner on his team? Marty Brodeur? We all know how his playoffs has been going for the last 3 years, again, I'm taking Fleury. Henrik Lundqvist? yeah he wasn't even a part of the post season, if you win a game you're in, if you lose you're out, well he lost. Sorry I'm quite comfortable with Fleury.

I don't know what these people are expecting from there goalie, but i went through the stats, there isn't a goalie in history that never gave up a goal, never saved all of them. I know everyone has heard this before but Fleury is 25 years old, he's accomplished more than a lot of goalies will do in there entire career. I'm sure these fans don't remember when Fleury arrived in the burgh, sure he wasn't winning a lot of games, but out of all the pens goalies he was the only one that could last an entire game, every one else would be pulled by the middle of the 2nd. Most of these fans probably dont know that because they didn't watch the pens until they made it to the finals the first time.

Now everyone is saying you need to "ride the hot goalie", which Johnson Definately has a hot streak going, Bullshit. Its October. you play your starter. what is going to come out of this. A rusty Marc Andre Fleury waiting for a fanbase full of idoits to pounce on the first hint of a soft goal. Actually someone even went as low as to hope the pens win 7-6 just so he can continue to bash Maf. Nice, you're a good fan dude. Can't you go root for the Flyers.

So In the end All of you idiot Pens fans out there you have to realize something. No Matter what happens with the penguins, Sink or swim, its gonna be Fleury leading the way. And you know what, There is going a bad goal here, a puck misplayed, a rebound kicked out, but there are also going to be some wins stolen, some incredible saves and a lot more playoff series along the way.

Go Pens

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