Theoren Fleury Comeback?


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Well this is something I never saw coming.

Former Flames Captain and Stanley Cup Champion, Theo Fleury is looking at making a comeback into the NHL. He is 41 years old.

Fleury was a ferocious player who played 11 years with the Calgary Flames before being traded to Colorado in the deal that brought Robyn Regehr to Calgary.

Fleury was drafted by the Flames in the 8th round, 166th overall, of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He amassed more than 1000 points in his 15-year NHL career, and pissed off nearly as many opposing players while doing it. He had one 51 goal season and two 40+ goal seasons and broke the 100 point barrier 2 times. Fleury last played in the NHL in 2003 when he scored 12 goals and added 21 assists while playing in 54 games for the Chicago Blackhawks.

I gotta be honest, I loved watching Fleury play for the Flames. He scored some great goals… Like this one: The OT winner in game 6 of the 1991 playoffs vs. the Oilers.

Here are some more great moments from his career.

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  • Will

    Well Damnit, I hope he not only plays, but atleast throws out one more fantastic season to show everyone he still is Theo Fleury. He's an amazing athlete and a runs with a story of motivation larger than almost any other athlete. from little man to big story, from riches to rags, he's been through it all and he's back. This guy is the heart and the little push the Flames need to take this season by storm.

    Good Luck Fleury, your the man.

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