Sure bringing back Theo
Fleury looks good on paper, but so has this Ranger team the last couple of
Let me ask you all
thisÖ. How many chances are you willing to give this guy before he costs
us more games and embarrass this organization further? How many more times
do you have to be frustrated by his antics? If you are concerned about
this teamís success then you should not want Fleury back.
Do any of you think that
all of a sudden things are going to change? That all of a sudden Bryan
Trottier is going to turn him around? Absolutely Not! Do you know why?
Because people donít change! Yes that is a strong statement but itís
absolutely true. Sure its commendable that heíll accept more money to
come back to the Rangers but I wouldnít resign him for a penny.
To be quite honest, New
York itself is the LAST place in the world a firecracker like Theo Fleury
would want to play. The media is unforgiving as is the Madison Square
Garden crowd. Yeah he plays with heartÖ. until the referees make a call
he doesnít like and then he goes off. I lost count on how many times he
negated a Rangers power play by getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty
for arguing with an official.
If he doesnít like the
call, then too bad. No matter what you want to think or say, his
reputation has been tarnished by his antics in this league. If they keep
up, it will only get worse, and we as fans will grow more frustrated.
The one thing that
absolutely set me off was one game during the Penguins in Pittsburgh when
he walked out on his teammates because he didnít like the refereeís
call. Oh Boo-Hoo! Get your butt back in there and play. Yeah sure it was
late in the game and they were losing by three goals but that shouldnít
matter. Now thatís not being a good team player is it?
Whether youíre a fan of him or not you need to realize that he costs
this team more games than he helped win them. Not to mention his three
years here in New York were ones in which he didnít put up very good
numbers unless you count one the one where he all of a sudden had to go
into a rehab center during a career year and when the Rangers needed him
to help fight for a playoff spot. Team player anyone?
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