Sunday, December 20, 2009

That's So MAF (the musings of a Penguins goalie)!

THANKS to soshana66 for letting me know the Penguins have video of this up on PensTV!!

Having fun is what it's all about, isn't it? I mean, I have a Timbits calendar with a quote from Crosby saying, "my first goal was having fun."

I honestly think that's part of the reason why the Penguins are such a successful, dominant, and unstoppable team - FUN (on and off the ice).

The biggest fun-seeker has got to be our star goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (everyone knows what a cut-up he is!)!! And this is just one example of that (from the PPG):

The Penguins often end practice with a shootout, which serves a purpose as a drill but also usually provides some fun.Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who sometimes gets a little silly, really put on a show with unconventional moves as players bore down on him.

A few times, he did a spin.
[HAha] He stopped defenseman Sergei Gonchar after one of those. [WOW!!] Other times, he did a couple of quick pushups. [WHAT?!!]

Once, he turned his back to defenseman Mark Eaton and, looking over his shoulder, still made a stick save. [WTF?!!!! Are there any MAF-doubters now?]


CrackerLilo said...

He's been just plain beast the past few games. I love the drills. They're funny, but obviously they pay off. You know the guys would all rather be Juice Boy or Mustache Boy than Lose the Game Boy!

shoshana66 said...

In case you haven't seen it, there's video of this on the pens' website at If the link doesn't work, just go to the home page, multimedia, analysis and interviews, and watch the 12/16 shootout video. enjoy!

Stephanie said...

@CrackerLilo -- I know, it HAS to pay off (he's used to the "hard" saves, so it's nothing for him to stop the normal shots)!!

@shoshana66 -- THANK YOU!!!