Those numbers were obviously eye-popping in a bad way, except for Vokoun. That is why many fans were calling for Vokoun to usurp Fleury to be the Penguins' starter at the beginning of season even though Fleury received a vote of confidence from Shero and Bylsma before the season began. Then, in September, we found out that Vokoun would be out at least 3-6 months with a blood clot. It was the second of his career, and his career seemed to be in jeopardy. Management said there was no need to go out and secure a veteran backup. They had their backup in Jeff Zatkoff. To say Pens fans were less than optimistic about the goaltending situation, it would have been an understatement.
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