Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fluery - The Dream Ends

Well, it makes us sad - but life isn't like the Movies. Theo Fleury gave it everything he had - but his improbable comeback fell short and the Calgary Flames released the aging forward this week.

He certainly had his moments - scoring the game winner in a shoot out as we chronicled last week - and putting together 4 points - including a goal in the preseason.

But 41 years old is just too old for most people to play in the NHL and Theo - despite a valiant effort - could not beat Father Time to the puck.

Fleury released the following statement:

“I am very thankful to Darryl [Sutter] and the Flames organization for following through on the commitment to provide me with this opportunity. I said in the beginning that no matter what the outcome, this would be a success story. I intend to take the next few days to review this experience and make decisions with my family regarding next steps in my life.”

Fleury may not have made it back to the NHL - but he's come all the way back from addiction - and has proven himself to be a top notch person - even if he's not a top 6 forward.

Theo - all of us here at Blueshirt Brothers wish you well.

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