I'm not sure how many of you HAVEN'T heard this news already because it's been the talk of the internet for the past few days, but its definitely HftL-news-worthy, so I figured I'd post it JUST IN CASE ...
Did you know that Fleury was approached by ESPN to be in "The Body Issue?" YES - THAT "Body Issue!"
Don't get me wrong, I like Fleury ... he's a cutie with that huge smile of his and his sense of humor is quite charming / attractive, but I'm not so sure he's "Body Issue" material (and he said it himself ... in not so many words, but ...). According to the video interview (with CBC) that was posted by 96.1 Kiss FM's "The Morning Freak Show," it was Fleury's decision not to do it and that the Penguins organization wanted him to most likely for the publicity (that's a little hard to believe, but you never know -- I highly doubt MAF would make that stuff up!)!
Q: Which of your teammates is the best candidate to pose nude for ESPN Magazine?
Fleury: No, actually, they asked me this summer, but I declined ... I guess they're looking for goalies ...
Q: Did Mario shut you down?
Fleury: The Penguins wanted me to do it, I guess to promote the team .. That's not me. I'm not the big, buff guy with the big muscles.