Glen Sather has always been willing to give players shots at redemption after tough times and now TSN is reporting that Theo Fleury wants another go at the NHL. Seems like the two are made for each other.
As I said way back when, the new NHL is made for a player of his ilk. If gets himself into shape and recaptures even some of his step, Fleury will still be one of the quickest players on the frozen pond. He was relentless, had a nose for the net and some great hands.
Tortorella had Marty St. Louis in Tampa and surely he can use a player like that again in Fleury. Plus, given Torts' taskmaster ways, the coach should be able to do a better job reining in Fleury than John Muckler and Ron Low ever did. Then again, perhaps he won't have to given Fleury has found sobriety and god since his days as Crackhead Theo.
Can you imagine the Rangers taking on Mmmaaarrtttyyy with Avery and Fleury? Fleury could keep up with Crosby and drive the Cole Harbour Queen crazy. And he definitely would help even the scales against Philly now that they have Lappy, Pronger and Carcillo. According to Dreger, Fleury is just looking for an invite to camp.
I say we give it to him.