As the vast majority of athletes, Marc-Andre Fleury is burning with desire to start again to exercise his craft, but he is not ready to resume service in any context.
After the door-colors of the Golden Knights Vegas, the safety and security of all must prevail over all. “I still hope to return. The national hockey League (NHL) and players ‘ Association are positive about it. Both parties want to find a way to finish the season, but the priority remains the health,” he said on the late-night show of the channel, TVA Sports, “Dave Morissette en direct on Wednesday.
The NHL players should not, however, pass in front of the rest of the population, according to Fleury.
“It would have to have the tests necessary to ensure that everyone is safe, but this would not be a good thing to prioritize the hockey players to the public,” said the former Pittsburgh Penguins.
For this which is to play behind closed doors, this scenario is not the enchants not.
“We can’t leave our family for four months, hoping to win the Stanley cup. This would not be healthy for my wife, my children and myself. I get bored of my family,” he admitted through words strangely similar to those issued by the striker of the Montreal canadiens Phillip Danault earlier this week.
A legendary stop… but lucky you!
During this interview, it was discussed at length at the conquest of the Stanley cup by Fleury and the Penguins in 2009.
Many will remember his off spectacular at the expense of Nicklas Lidstrom in the final moments of the seventh game of the finals against the Detroit Red Wings.
Eleven years later, the guardian of Sorel confesses to have played a chance.
“At the time, I had not really seen the washer, said Fleury. I went to the ground quickly to make the first stop. When I saw the puck come out to my right and Lidstrom that was coming up, I thought it was going to launch higher than the bottom, so I tried to cover a little over the top of the net. I was lucky to make the stop.”
A few minutes after this feat, the Quebec raised the large bowl for the first time in his career, at the age of 24 years.