Veteran Fleury could crack Flames' roster 

September, 24, 2009

I have to admit, when I first heard former NHL sniper/pest Theo Fleury was looking to make a comeback, I just shook my head. After all, the now-41-year-old Fleury hadn't played in the NHL since April 2003. That's six years ago!

Now, however, Fleury seems to be turning a few heads. Ex-Flames GM/NHL Network analyst Craig Button, for example, was pleasantly surprised watching Fleury in a recent preseason game against the Canucks.

To read Button's thoughts on Fleury and why the veteran may end up in the NHL on a team other than the Flames, you must be an Insider. Insider

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.