Somehow, between acting lessons, reading movie scripts, pawning his book, recording a country music song and shooting the accompanying video, Theo Fleury managed to write a blog that has underscored just how little The Little Big Man can be.
Burning perhaps the last bridge he had to the hockey world by referring to those in the Flames organization and the NHL who gave him the chance to clear his name with a comeback attempt last fall as “stupid” the 41-year-old went further by suggesting he never should’ve been cut.
Yet, by mid-afternoon the blog had been removed from his site theofleury14.com as “it wasn’t worth the headache.”
No wonder Fleury hasn’t followed the advice he dispensed in his best-selling autobiography 'Playing With Fire' by telling police he was allegedly abused by coach Graham James — he’s just been too darn busy.
“At this time last year, I was 45 pounds overweight and thinking about making a comeback. HAHAHAHA!” wrote the former Flames captain Wednesday of his reinstatement dreams.\
“Anyway, we put our nose to the grindstone and boy did we make a comeback. At one hundred and eighty pounds, I finished 11th out of 56 guys at camp in the fitness test and scored a historic shootout goal in an exhibition game after being out of hockey for six years. What does that say about the talent level in the NHL? 4 points and a plus 4 rating in four exhibition games and I get cut.
"What a joke! Craig Conroy goes the first 37 games of the season with zero goals. I wonder how many I would have had. Even with all the stupid people that run the game of hockey, it’s still a great game. Go figure.”
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