Whoever said professional athletes transform into robots when the media is present has not met Marc-Andre Fleury.
More specifically, they haven’t met the video of Fleury gleefully wearing a GoPro camera prior to Saturday’s Penguins-Blackhawks outdoor game. (Pittsburgh lost 5-1. It wasn’t pretty.)
Originally, I watched this because GoPro footage offers a unique perspective. But, almost immediately after pressing play, my focus shifted to Fleury’s genuine happiness.
The guy is in heaven.
He’s smiling ear-to-ear during most of the after-practice interview. Presumably, his smile did not leave his face throughout the workout, either.
I also like how Fleury’s teammates attempted to smash the helmet cam. And failed: