The Buzzontheburgh first reported last month that Marc Andre Fleury is seeking a long term extension and talks are expected to begin in August. The Penguins do not want to go into the season with the possbility of Fleury being eligible for arbitration. Both sides did touch base about an extension following the 1st round loss. What remains to be seen is what kind of commitment the Penguins are willing to make. Some in the organization want to see how he plays this season and go from their while others believe Shero will make a mistake financially if he doesn’t lock up Fleury this summer. A good source has revealed to me that Fleury’s representatives are keeping a close eye on what Henrik Lundqvists receives. Fleury is believed to be willing to take less money now than going into next season without a extension. Fleury is seeking a 4 year deal worth 4 million per season.
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AB losing his mind?
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 3:53pm - William DePaoli
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 12:36pm - William DePaoli
The Penguins (25-15-6, 56 pts) on Tuesday night dropped to the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders (26-15-4, 56 pts) 8-2-0 in their last 10 games, continue to hang around in the Metropolitan Division and is it finally time to start buying into the Islanders as having sustainability in race for a top-3 spot in the Metro?
The possession numbers, 5th worst in the NHL, have been poor all season for the Islanders, but the Barry Trotz effect is working to counter that with the 2nd-best Goals For% (57%/+23) at even strength in the NHL. With the Islanders you continue to wait for the goaltending to start trending down but it hasn’t to this point. Robin Lehner is 13-7-0 with a 2.16 GAA, .928 SV% and Thomas Greiss is 13-8-1 with a 2.62 GAA, .918 SV%. These numbers hold where NYI is getting .930 and .920 type goaltending, the Islanders will continue to sick around.
Wed, Jan 16, 2019 12:05pm - William DePaoli