Truth & Rumors > NHL

Pens, Fleury agree he'll see sports psychologist

Views
2832
Comments
58

07:24 AM ET 07.25 | Though helping put together Team USA, Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero's day job is to help put together the Penguins -- which includes trying to get Marc-Andre Fleury back on track. The Penguins and Fleury mutually agreed to address his mental approach via a sports psychologist. Shero had previously asked Fleury to meet with one. It's finally happening this summer. Good for the Penguins. Good for Fleury. These kinds of relationships happen across society, so of course they happen in sports. They're healthy. Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton benefited from such a relationship. So did Penguins winger Matt Cooke. Fleury doesn't have physical issues. His playoff failures would appear to be more in his head. "The playoffs are the question mark he's had the past four years," Shero said.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Marc-Andre Fleury, Getty Images Marc-Andre Fleury, Getty Images
July 25, 2013  07:52 AM ET

I guess that's cheaper than a buy-out.

July 25, 2013  08:37 AM ET

It can't hurt and maybe he becomes a playoff stud like seeing a sports psych did for John Smolzth(sp).

July 25, 2013  08:41 AM ET

The Pens could have 2 goalies...one for the regular season, and one for the playoffs. Wait.....

July 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I guess that's cheaper than a buy-out.

I suppose

July 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET

My goodness but athletes have become soft

July 25, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

My goodness but athletes have become soft

MAF has been mentally soft for years.

July 25, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

MAF has been mentally soft for years.

Tomorrow we'll have pictures of MAF being driven from the Consol Energy Center wearing that white jacket with the long sleeves that tie behind the back.

July 25, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Pens, Fleury agree he'll see sports psychologist

Now if we could just convince a few Pens fans.

July 25, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Pens, Fleury agree he'll see sports psychologist Now if we could just convince a few Pens/Flyers/Bruins fans.

fixed

July 25, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Tomorrow we'll have pictures of MAF being driven from the Consol Energy Center wearing that white jacket with the long sleeves that tie behind the back.

"They're coming to take me away"




<flips quarter to Dr. Demento>

July 25, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

"They're coming to take me away"

<flips quarter to Dr. Demento>

ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee

July 25, 2013  09:23 AM ET

I like Fleury. I think despite his short comings he is still good for 35+ wins in a season and a better goalie than most teams have. Having said that his MO has always been making the highlight reel save and then letting in a complete garbage softy. I think 2 years ago it seemed every game he gave up the first goal on the first shot.
At 28, there is no reason a new goalie coach and some mental evaluation can't get him turned around and back into the conversations of the "elite" goaltenders. He should have a chip on his shoulder not being invited for team Canada. You don't get asked when you earn a rep for falling apart in big games.

July 25, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

"They're coming to take me away"<flips quarter to Dr. Demento>

:-)

July 25, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I like Fleury. I think despite his short comings he is still good for 35+ wins in a season and a better goalie than most teams have. Having said that his MO has always been making the highlight reel save and then letting in a complete garbage softy. I think 2 years ago it seemed every game he gave up the first goal on the first shot. At 28, there is no reason a new goalie coach and some mental evaluation can't get him turned around and back into the conversations of the "elite" goaltenders. He should have a chip on his shoulder not being invited for team Canada. You don't get asked when you earn a rep for falling apart in big games.

Your honor, ladies and gentlemen on the jury, I rest my case.

July 25, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

You don't get asked when you earn a rep for falling apart in big games.

So .... how come they invited Lulongo?

July 25, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Tomorrow we'll have pictures of MAF being driven from the Consol Energy Center wearing that white jacket with the long sleeves that tie behind the back.

Why?

Was he traded to Philly??

July 25, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

.... a new goalie coach and some mental evaluation can't get him turned around ....

What do you suppose a mental evaluation will uncover?

July 25, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Why? Was he traded to Philly??

:-)

July 25, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Why?

Was he traded to Philly??

LOL - Nice.

 
July 25, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Your honor, ladies and gentlemen on the jury, I rest my case.

What is the alternative? What is out there that the Pens could get in regard to goalies? It is either see if Fleury can be fixed or do what, exactly?

It is the best the Pens can do given the alternatives, and it is not unreasonable. So, as funny as it may be, the armchair coaches/GMs wouldn't be offer up much of an alternative.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Vogel coaching for his job
    Views
    1088
    Comments
    787
  2. 2
    Cashman scratching his head over Pineda
    Views
    2485
    Comments
    745
  3. 3
    Foligno called his OT game-winner
    Views
    1342
    Comments
    337
  4. 4
    Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
    Views
    931
    Comments
    80
  5. 5
    NFL wary of Seahawks in prime time
    Views
    12863
    Comments
    74

SI.com

SI Photos