Last years his save percentage was 23rd among goalies with 20 games. (21st if you go by 30 games, which would then include all starters, 1B starters, and guys who won the starting job during the season). This year he is 38th in save percentage among goalies who have appeared in a third or more of their teams' games.ESQ wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:12 pmI totally disagree. Fleury was the team MVP for the past two seasons, and the primary reason they were able to exceed expectations as an expansion team. To my surprise (because I also didn't think highly of him in his later penguins years), he's been top-5 in the league since joining Vegas. Even better if you count his last playoffs in Pitt.UWSaint wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:41 am [quote=ESQ post_id=374310 time=1582649460 As for the Knights, don't dismiss the impact Lehner might have. Fleury is not above average any more (and rarely was, though I like the guy), Lehner is. Lehner can steal games. It will be interesting to see the deployment.
Last year he was average. This year he has been poor. He was a rock star in Vegas' first season -- who also played well during the month or so Fleury missed that year. Given his age, that magical season is unlikely to come back.
While in Pitt, he was usually healthy and usually average.
Again, I love to watch him, think he is great fun and great for the game. But he is a weak spot, not a strength, on the 2019-20 Golden Knights.