A Look Ahead Into Marc-Andre Fleury’s Contract Negotiations This Summer


FLEURY’S AGENT: I believe my client has demonstrated time and time again that, at the young age of 23, he is already an elite NHL talent capable of backstopping a team deep into the playoffs. He’s followed up his 40-win ’06-’07 regular season with a dominating 2008 playoff performance, winning 12 of his first 14 starts and posting a sub-2.00 Goals Against Average and a 94% Save Percentage en route to a Cup Finals berth. Therefore, my client is seeking nothing less than legitimate, top-notch goaltender money in the vicinity of $6-$7 million per year over the next five seasons.

Ray Shero pauses. He pulls out a remote control, hits a button, and a video screen drops down from the ceiling. The following clip plays:

The video screen goes back up into the ceiling. The room is silent for ten seconds.

RAY SHERO: Three years, $9 million.

Ten more seconds of silence.




  1. Ouch.

  2. Could be worse….um….maybe not…

  3. I don’t think 9 million is enough for him to even take care of his teeth. Whitening treatments every two weeks ain’t cheap, y’all.

  4. You’re no Toskala, but that’s still some impressive work, Mr. Fleury.

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