September 18 2009 09:17AM
Even if Theoren Fleury’s comeback bid winds up going nowhere, the little runt has managed to write himself a neat little bonus chapter if his conveniently soon-to-be released autobiography has a second printing. If nothing else, Fleury coaxed a few more of the undecideds into his corner on Thursday night by dramatically scoring the shootout winner in a pre-season tilt with the New York Islanders.
What Fleury is attempting to do isn’t unprecedented but it’s important to note that most of the great sports comebacks were accomplished by athletes much younger than the 41-year-old winger.
September 17 2009 03:41PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s second warmup-season game on September 17, 2009.
We all know that tonight is the first night we'll see a largely NHL-laden Flames roster, including the debuts of several new additions, but we also know that none of that matters, because none of them won a Stanley Cup in 1989 like some people I can think of.
September 17 2009 09:04AM
The 2009 Flames training camp is rather short on drama beyond the short drama that is Theoren Fleury’s comeback attempt.
One interesting question though is the place scrappy winger Brandon Prust has on the club. First of all, let’s emphasize the point that to many Calgary fans, Prust has already performed an extremely valuable service for the 2009-10 Flames.
September 15 2009 05:17PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill of the season, for this, Calgary’s first warmup season game on September 15, 2009.
September 13 2009 01:10PM
Considering how much was made of the relationship between Miikka Kiprusoff and Mike Keenan (and frankly, the fuss was completely out of proportion with reality) Brent Sutter’s dealings with the veteran Calgary netminder will be under scrutiny.
It was notable then that, on the eve of main camp, the new skipper made this declaration: “It’s a tough league for a goaltender to play that many games in. Especially with the amount of travel that there is out in the Western Conference. I’m not using that as an excuse at all. But facts are facts. So again, we'll just monitor it and see what happens. But at this point in time, I certainly wouldn't expect him to play as many games as he has.”