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Theoren Fleury Attempting Comeback


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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=287047

Sources tell TSN Theoren Fleury is attempting a comeback and wants to play in the NHL again.

After playing senior hockey last season, Fleury decided in February he was fit enough to give the NHL another try, so he hired a personal trainer and has been working diligently since.

At 5'6" and 41 years of age, as well as being from a different era of the game, I don't see him being the asset he used to be to any team. However, his height alone may tempt Gainey! :P

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Another over the hill player like some others in the past 2 years that just can't seem to accept that their time is past. They need to start another life. :(

if you included lang in what you say, i disagree totally.

injury aside lang did an AWESOME job.

i wouldn't mind resigning him for another year before he quits.

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I think he could still be useful. Fleury was always known for his speed, so if he's managed to retain even a part of it, he should be able to fit into the "New NHL" (unlike Lemieux, whose clutch-and-grab, slash-and-hook style of play has gone the way of the dodo). Not to mention he's a great team guy, which might be reason enough for some leadership-deficient team to sign him (possibly the Hawks? their core is incredibly young, it'd help to have an older guy around, especially considering the Kane incident).

And this isn't some old fart trying to relive the glory days. Fleury retired under less than auspicious circumstances, props to him for wanting to leave on his own terms.

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if you included lang in what you say, i disagree totally.

injury aside lang did an AWESOME job.

i wouldn't mind resigning him for another year before he quits.

Land never retired

Try Claude Lemieux

Fleury is 41 , give it up, personal trainer or not

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Whatever, unlikely or not he's trying to do something positive so best of luck to him. Whether he makes it or not, he was one hell of a player in his day and I hope his personal issues are a thing of the past.

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Whatever, unlikely or not he's trying to do something positive so best of luck to him. Whether he makes it or not, he was one hell of a player in his day and I hope his personal issues are a thing of the past.

Exactly my take .

He realizes the odds are stacked against him.

He has been clean for quite a few yrs,and kudos to that.

Crap happens to certain people in their personal lives,that end up destroying their dreams/goals that they had set earlier in time.

They lose the job,family etc.

If he has come to a point in his life that he feels that he wants to prove something to himself...the fact that he left the game that he loved & had passion for,the game that he feels that he did not leave on his own terms.

Whether or not this turns out the way he is hoping,but...by at least attempting to give it a shot,to see if indeed he has what it takes for a comeback and may possibly be able to help some team out there,all he wants is to be able to say that at least he tried....on his own terms.

All the power to ya Thereon,it takes guts to even attempt doing what ya setting out to do...

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Land never retired

Try Claude Lemieux

Fleury is 41 , give it up, personal trainer or not

So what if he's 41???? It's not the 1980's anymore, when 30 was considered old. Expect some of the best players today to play well into their 40's. I am not going be surprised to see Crosby and Ovechkin playing till they're 50.

As for Fleury, I think Calgary will sign him to a tryout or a minor league contract. He'll play a couple games in Calgary, fans feel nostalgic and then he'll ride into the sunset. If he can do that, then that will be a testament to a guy who had to fight so many demons that would kill a lesser man.

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So what if he's 41????

As for Fleury, I think Calgary will sign him to a tryout or a minor league contract. He'll play a couple games in Calgary, fans feel nostalgic and then he'll ride into the sunset. If he can do that, then that will be a testament to a guy who had to fight so many demons that would kill a lesser man.

Agreed,he's just trying to right things,for himself.

No one knows what the outcome will be,but can't knock him for trying....

Do not think that he's expecting miracles.

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So what if he's 41???? It's not the 1980's anymore, when 30 was considered old. Expect some of the best players today to play well into their 40's. I am not going be surprised to see Crosby and Ovechkin playing till they're 50.

He's 41 AND he hasn't played professional hockey since 2002-2003

All the best in his comeback attempt but no way he will be able to keep up to the players in today's NHL and make a contribution to a team ....it just isn't going to happen no matter how hard he trains

Claude Lemieux tried to make a comeback , it didn't work

Chelios still wants to play but he is an UFA , currently without a contract

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