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(Video) PHT Extra: Was Pittsburgh smart to extend Fleury?

Marc Andre Fleury

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury talks with reporters in the team’s locker room at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The Penguins lost in six games in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Yesterday’s big development -- Marc-Andre Fleury signing a four-year, $23 million extension to stay with the Penguins -- was a topic ripe for debate, and the hockey media quickly followed suit. Today, Brough and I spoke with NBC’s Jenna Corrado about the deal, and answered two key questions: 1) Was this a smart deal for Pittsburgh? And 2) Do goalies get too much blame when their teams don’t win?

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Note: When I’m discussing potential targets for Pittsburgh, I didn’t specify that Antti Niemi would be of the UFA variety whereas James Reimer would be a trade candidate. Just to clear that up.