Monday, September 28, 2009

Theo Fleury's Comeback Stops in Flames Camp After Cuts

What was once thought of as a redemption project by hockey fans, Theo Fleury was a surprise human interest story who's personal demons once ruined what what sure to be a long successful hockey career. It is not uncommon for fans to be able to relate to what Fleury has struggled with in terms of substance addictions. Perhaps showing the fans that he has recovered significantly will help others.

But the real underlining revelation to the comeback attempt was the soon to be released autobiography and the publicity it brings along with it. But does it now undermine the attempt at a comeback as genuine? Probably in some fans' eyes.
"I believe Theoren did a great job and should be proud, especially considering all the factors including age, time away from the game and lifestyle change,” general manager Darryl Sutter said in a statement. “This is not a hockey story, it’s a life story."
I am just disappointed now that we won't ever see [Theo] Fleury score on [Marc-Andre] Fleury!

[Via: Yahoo Sports]
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