Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/21/10 at 10:22 AM ET
from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
And there’s no telling when he might see his jersey lifted above the ice in Calgary. It took 22 years for his junior club to honour him, proving character is considered more important than talent when it comes to celebrating a star.
His hockey life has come full circle, joining the Hall in a city that both kickstarted his career and began a lifelong nightmare thanks to the alleged abuse of convicted pedophile Graham James — his first junior coach.
The Warriors have now determined Fleury worthy.
With years of sobriety under his belt and a new reputation being built as a voice against sexual abuse and violence against children, his character off the ice is finally catching up to the skill he always displayed on it.
If his life continues in the same direction, the Flames will undoubtedly follow suit.
As long as Fleury’s penchant for untimely outbursts doesn’t get in the way.
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