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08:24 AM ET 11.07 | In the event of a salvaged season, Marc-Andre Fleury will have a new partner in the crease: Tomas Vokoun. There's no reason to believe that Fleury and Vokoun won't get along and won't be able to form an effective partnership, but it also should not be assumed that they will bond the way Fleury and [Brent Johnson] did. ... If the NHL and its players association are able to settle on a collective bargaining agreement in time to save a portion of the 2012-13 season, there presumably will be an abbreviated training camp. It seems unlikely that the shortened preseason would include any exhibition games, which Fleury suggested will make it tougher for him to have his game honed when he is forced to face other teams for real.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marc-Andre Fleury, Getty Images Marc-Andre Fleury, Getty Images
November 7, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Be afraid Pens fans...the excuses are already starting!

November 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Would this, in principle of course, not only apply to goalies but all players even if they did go overseas?

November 7, 2012  08:58 AM ET

If by "honed" they mean like in last years playoffs I think it's a good thing.

November 7, 2012  08:58 AM ET

I love those jerseys!

November 7, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If by "honed" they mean like in last years playoffs I think it's a good thing.

maybe he ment "hosed"......

November 7, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

maybe he ment "hosed"......



I'm sure that's it.

November 7, 2012  09:39 AM ET

A goalie bromance?

November 7, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'm sure that's it.

Actually, that was fun to watch.
MAF...disadvantaged only with his cartoonish rat like looks...ironically he also is a real heart breaker in Pittsburgh.

November 7, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Actually, that was fun to watch.
MAF...disadvantaged only with his cartoonish rat like looks...ironically he also is a real heart breaker in Pittsburgh.

And that was fun to read. :-)

But I see a DWI in your future.

November 7, 2012  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Actually, that was fun to watch.MAF...disadvantaged only with his cartoonish rat like looks...ironically he also is a real heart breaker in Pittsburgh.

For my HTML challenged friend.

November 7, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Fleury could not stop a basketball last playoffs, and he is worried ??? The entire Pens nation should be worried ! Here is a plan Marc- START PRACTICING NOW !

November 7, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Not worried.
They rode MAF hard and hung up him up wet the last few seasons.
MAF/Vokoun > MAF/Johnson. Pens have a legit #2 that can handle #1 duty. Plus rusty goalies is going to be a league wide issue. The Pens defense last season was actually much improved, making the playoff collaspe even more baffling.

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November 7, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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Fleury could not stop a basketball last playoffs, and he is worried ??? The entire Pens nation should be worried ! Here is a plan Marc- START PRACTICING NOW !

If things are settled soon, it won't take long to seed out the lazy guys that have been sitting on their duff, while negotiations dragged on.

November 7, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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For my HTML challenged friend.

Ha!
Enjoy your cup cake. :-)

November 7, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Fleury could not stop a basketball last playoffs, and he is worried ??? The entire Pens nation should be worried ! Here is a plan Marc- START PRACTICING NOW !

DWI-DWI-DWI....She will Crack you a new one Harry. :-)

Strange really, that even Crosby thread didn't pull her out of the woods.

November 7, 2012  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Ha!
Enjoy your cup cake. :-)

Sadly it's the only thing the Wings might be enjoying this year.

November 7, 2012  02:44 PM ET
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DWI-DWI-DWI....She will Crack you a new one Harry. :-)Strange really, that even Crosby thread didn't pull her out of the woods.

LOL - i bet she would agree with me , Fleury was the equivalent of wet toilet paper taped accross the net for the playoffs.

 
November 7, 2012  02:47 PM ET
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If things are settled soon, it won't take long to seed out the lazy guys that have been sitting on their duff, while negotiations dragged on.

Good Point ! I wonder which Guys have desperately upped the cardio and dusted off the weights since yesterday ;-)

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