Thursday, May 01, 2008
We don't give him a whole lot of love around here, but I think we can all agree the Marc-Andre Fleury has been badass in the playoffs. Like, Jim Brown-level badass. It was a fairly unpleasant year for him, with his lackluster start to the season, the mysterious and not-at-all suspicious ankle sprain that knocked him out of goal for several months, and the usurpation of his job by Ty Conklin. So the redemption of the Fleury is a nice secondary storyline to the larger, bloody epic currently known as "The Malkining of the Rangers." Editor's note: this was written before the Rangers win tonight. Having more than proven himself against one of the best goalies and hottest teams in the NHL, Fleury has proven himself on the ice. But do you think he cares? You know that when he goes home at night, to tweeze his eyebrows and polish the glass casing that enshrines his old yellow pads, his only concern is whether or not he will find acceptance in the arms of SportSquee's readers. There certainly are a lot of girls who thinks he's quite squooshy, as a quick Google search will point out. But will he make the cut here? We put it to you, readers, Marc-Andre Fleury: Would you Hit It?
Yes: Tall; those yellow pads were so, so awesome; nickname is Flower; was a number one overall draft pick; agile; earned his job back after he was injured; teeth; has had his number retired by his junior team; creamy skin; has been so damn good in this post-season; looks like he could be a member of Duran Duran! Squee!
No: Skinny; no longer has those yellow pads; Marc-Andre Fleury is a whole lot of name to call out; is not the best number one draft pick on his team; his secret life as a simian-like kung fu expert; took many months to recover from an ankle sprain (nope, not suspicious at all); teeth; almost got Conk-blocked out of his job; hair; was so damn not good at the start of this season; looks like a chick
Verdict: No. Not without the yellow pads.
Posted by Margee at 9:41 PM