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Fleury's deals a matter of timing

Though he got off to a late start, Marc-Andre Fleury is reaping the rewards of being a No. 1 pick.

Updated: November 12, 2003, 5:31 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

They're both 18 years old. They're both No. 1 picks.

But Marc-Andre Fleury isn't exactly LeBron James, just as the marketing avenues for National Hockey League players aren't as lucrative as those players in the National Basketball Association.

However, it's clear that Fleury is at the top of the NHL's rookie class.

To be fair, Fleury didn't get the same headstart that was afforded James. Since Fleury wasn't an official member of the NHL Players' Association until he played his ...

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