Fleury’s Uphill Road to Redemption

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Jim Balint in NHL
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Everyone loves a comeback story. It’s what this nation was built on. From the Revolutionary War, to the Miracle on Ice, to Britney Spears, we just can’t seem to get enough. So naturally, I got excited when rumor arose of a Theo Fleury comeback. Sure, it’s been six years since we last saw him in an NHL arena, but I can’t help but be curious as to what would result. Would he be the same Theo who started the "Punch-up in Piestany?"  Does he still have it in him to produce a Gordie Howe hat trick every night?  Conventional wisdom gives a resounding “no” to each of these questions, but in such cases, I like to err on the side of giddy, child-like optimism. Obviously, there are some pretty huge bumps in this road back to the promised land.  How ...

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