Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saying Goodbye

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Saying Goodbye

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What teammates are saying about Marc-Andre Fleury, who likely has played his last game for the Penguins after 13 seasons and three Stanley Cups

"He's just so selfless, I think. He puts the needs of the team and his teammates above his own, treats everybody with respect. He's just one of the best, most genuine human beings you'll ever meet, and he was like that and then some with me. Because again, we had a unique relationship and something that wasn't a normal thing. And he feels how a guy's going to react to something like that. Like I said, he welcomed me with open arms. ?He did a lot for me."

-- Goalie Matt Murray

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"It'll be tough. It's something I don't even like having to talk about it. Playing through someone that long, going through what we did, it's pretty special. We've got some great memories. We'll see what happens with things here in the future. ? That's going to be ?a lot of fun [playing against ?him next year]."

-- Captain Sidney Crosby

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"It's pretty clear what he means to this town. He rode in the truck behind me in the parade [Wednesday]. Listening to the fans and everything that they said to him and the support they gave him ? it's pretty clear what he means to this community. I know what he means to this team. I haven't played with many better teammates than him. I just remember when he stepped in for Game 1 of the playoffs, the way that he played and what he did for us, the way he stepped up. ?I know what he's gone through these last couple of seasons, sitting next to him in the room. He comes to the rink with a smile every day. He does his best to support his teammates. It's never about him. He's a pretty unique person and a unique teammate. Whatever happens for him, ?whoever gets him, is going ?to be very lucky."

-- Center Matt Cullen

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"It's sad. He's the type of guy that I want in my life at all times. …

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