WHAT THEO DID LAST NIGHT
Played mainly with Daymond Langkow and Curtis Glencross, although the lines were jumbled.
12:13 of ice time. One assist, one shot on goal.
Credit his willingness to take a hit on his assist.
Fleury was standing still at the half wall but stood in there long enough to move the puck to Brandon Prust deep in the corner knowing full well a Canuck was coming. Tanner Glass sent him on his keister, where he was when Prust fed Jay Bouwmeester for a goal.
Fleury also worked with Brett Sutter for a scoring chance, and was willing to get his nose dirty in front of the net.
Too often he's on the perimeter because he doesn't have the quick acceleration of his teammates. One time, he was slow on the forecheck and the Canucks worked way too easily out of their zone on his side. Even worse was a defensive-zone miscue when he was too low to cover the point but too high to help defend when the Canucks came out of the cycle in the corner.
QUOTE TO NOTE
When asked whether he'd be willing to play in the AHL -- a relevant question with Calgary's farm team in Abbotsford, outside of Vancouver -- Fleury replied:
"Sure, why not? I just want to play hockey. I don't care where it is. It doesn't matter to me. I was in Steinbach, Manitoba last year, so Abbotsford is probably a little nicer than Steinbach."