Return of Fleury’s yellow pads draw rave reviews

Marc-Andre Fleury's old yellow pads from 2006. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

It was the return of a familiar style in the NHL.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury brought back his famous yellow pads against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

thanksgiving psamp on Twitter

Pittsburgh Penguins on Twitter

Mike Grierson on Twitter

The reaction from fans across the league was varied, with some loving the can’t-miss pads, and some thinking they should have stayed in the past.

Josh Weltner ⚡️ on Twitter

Jeremy Pearl on Twitter

More NHL on Sportsnet:
Subscribe: Rogers GameCentre Live
Rogers Hometown Hockey | Broadcast Schedule
Sportsnet Fantasy Hockey Pool

MazzaIsland on Twitter

Jarrett Calhoun on Twitter

Brad Hutchison on Twitter

Fleury became famous for the pads while playing for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He continued to wear them through the first few years of his professional career before changing his look a few years ago.

The pads will be worn with the Penguins third jerseys that resemble the same look they had in the early 1990s.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.