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by Paul on 09/25/09 at 07:44 AM ET
from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
For Theoren Fleury and those fans praying for a fairy-tale ending to his tryout, they better hope it was a twitch yesterday when Flames head coach Brent Sutter was talking about the 41-year-old.
“I don’t want to comment or get too far ahead on anything because we’re still taking everything day to day. Let’s see how everything unfolds here,” Sutter said after suggesting he didn’t necessarily need to see Fleury in action in the final pre-season game tomorrow to make a decision on whether or not the 5-foot-6 winger fits with the franchise.
“He’s certainly done a good job—yet, there’s a lot of good players here.”
Then came the grimace, synchronized with words that may be as damning as any publicly offered about Fleury to date.
“And the pace of the game is gonna pick up 10-fold here starting next week, so let’s just see what happens.”
Fleury’s critics would say his biggest flaw is an inability to keep up with the play through the pre-season.
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