Goodbye to Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh’s nicest champion

Who says nice guys finish last?

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Marc-Andre Fleury is nice.

He was a nice goalie for the Penguins to have for 13 seasons. While never considered among the top handful of netminders in the NHL — in fact, Fleury’s best finish in Vezina Trophy voting was seventh in 2012 when he got a single third place vote — he was a huge part of three Stanley Cup championship teams.

On the 2009 champions he was the unquestioned No. 1 and made a last-second save in Game 7 that will be remembered as long as hockey is played in Pittsburgh.