hockey goaltender

Omg. Fucking stop saying Fleury deserves this. I'm all for playing Murray if it's what is best for the team, but that doesn't mean Fleury is shit or deserves this treatment. I'm not defending Fleury's feelings. I'm defending a fucking great goalie who has been treated like absolute shit every since Sullivan took over. Sullivan has showed so much favoritism toward Murray ever since he took over. Again, I am all for playing the goalie that’s going to win you the cup, but so far? That goalie has been Fleury. Forget his save percentage (which was fantastic until the game when he was pulled), Fleury is the only reason why the Pens are still in the playoffs. He stood on his head EVERY. SINGLE. GAME. dragging the rest of the team kicking and screaming. And then after doing that for 14 FUCKING GAMES he has one bad game and his season and time with the Penguins is over. Those of you defending Sullivan for this decision ... I don’t think you have ever played goalie. Or if you have, I don’t know how you can sit there and say that Fleury doesn’t deserve to play. Playing goaltender in hockey is literally one of the hardest positions in all of sports to play, and goalies are the last line of defense, not the first. Fleury had absolutely no help from the defense the game he was pulled, but somehow it’s his fault, right? I just don’t think some of you understand how mentally and physically exhausting playing this position is and then when you see your hard work that has gotten the team this far being punished?? That sure as hell does not help. So before you start blinding defending Murray because he is the future of this franchise, why don’t you look at who actually got us this far into the playoffs. What does Fleury have to do to prove he is a fantastic goaltender to you guys (as if being a franchise starting goalie for 11 or 12 seasons isn’t enough?)??? Have 16 shutouts in a row and score every single goal scored in the playoffs? Damn.

I stand apart from the rest.

I stand as the last line of defence.

I stand in the way of what every player wants most.

I am a dream wrecked. A momentum killer. A goal robber.

In my world every puck is a threat, every puck carrier, an accomplice.

I defend my net on the principle that it is my home and that nothing comes in uninvited. Every save I make fuels the next and every crease I protect is my own. I am satisfied only after I stop everything.


What Your Secondary NHL Team Says About You
  • Anaheim Ducks: You prefer players who've matured past silly things such as being exciting or likable.
  • Arizona Coyotes: You wanna root for a Strome but Ryan hasn't put up numbers you're willing to commit to.
  • Boston Bruins: You're an asshole.
  • Buffalo Sabres: You like Eichel a bit too much.
  • Calgary Flames: You like Gaudreau a bit too much.
  • Carolina Hurricanes: You like Skinner way too much.
  • Chicago Blackhawks: You enjoy figuring out how to make any given conversation about you.
  • Colorado Avalanche: You vaguely remember hearing of someone named "Forsberg" but mostly you like to look at Gabriel Landeskog.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: You don't want to look like you're bandwagon hopping, but you want at least some hope for the future and a likable goaltender.
  • Dallas Stars: You read more fanfiction than analysis.
  • Detroit Red Wings: You're Swedish.
  • Edmonton Oilers: You have an incredible fear of success and fulfilment.
  • Florida Panthers: You like to piss off Canadians.
  • Los Angeles Kings: You talk about being without a cup for 40 years as justification for the current state of the fanbase despite the fact you started cheering for them in 2013
  • Montreal Canadiens: Your friends are getting tired of doing the triple low-five with you so you had to find new ones.
  • Minnesota Wild: You like the colors green, red, and irrelevance.
  • Nashville Predators: You talk a lot about defensive hockey and goaltending but really you just like watching Shea Weber launch slappers from the point.
  • New Jersey Devils: You got an ill-advised Martin Brodeur tattoo and are really sticking with it.
  • New York Islanders: You want a team that's on the rise but doesn't pose a threat to your actual team in the playoffs.
  • New York Rangers: You want the history of an Original Six franchise without the pressure of recent success.
  • Ottawa Senators: You're trying to disappoint a Leafs fan on a personal level.
  • Philadelphia Flyers: You're very difficult to watch hockey with.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: You're absolutely impossible to watch hockey with.
  • San Jose Sharks: You look good in teal and decided to give yourself a good reason to wear it.
  • St. Louis Blues: You weren't content with just being an annoying Cardinals fan.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: You enjoy pissing off Canadians even more than Panthers fans.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs: You want to indulge in misery during the offseason but once the season starts you want an actually worthwhile team to watch.
  • Vancouver Canucks: You love nothing more than a good Cup Final loss.
  • Washington Capitals: You wanted a team without any cups so you could feel like an underdog rooting for them despite Alex Ovechkin being on their roster.
  • Winnipeg Jets: You're a Jets fan who doesn't understand what a secondary team is.