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Will Flames retire Fleury's jersey?

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10:40 AM ET 08.21 | With a comeback tryout in training camp a year ago seemingly burying the hatchet over the way he was traded away over contract concerns back in 1999, it appeared Theo Fleury would soon see his jersey raised to the Saddledome rafters the way former teammate Mike Vernon did in 2007. But the same fiery characteristics that made Fleury arguably the most loved player in Flames history are the same that could keep him from being celebrated. He's almost always willing to offer his opinion, often unfiltered and without concern over how his words may come back to haunt him. While things were finally going his way last season -- fresh pre-season memories reminding people why they loved watching him during his heyday -- Fleury stuck his skate in his mouth.

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August 21, 2010  10:52 AM ET

If Theo's number goes into retirement so should Jim Peplinski's and Joe Niewendyke's.

August 21, 2010  11:01 AM ET

This is ridiculous.

August 21, 2010  11:01 AM ET

No.

August 21, 2010  11:02 AM ET

What number would Stajan wear then? They can't retire Fleury's until Stajan retires, because they will have to retire Stajan's #14 one day too.

August 21, 2010  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What number would Stajan wear then? They can't retire Fleury's until Stajan retires, because they will have to retire Stajan's #14 one day too.

Are you saying Stajan is in the same class as Fleury? Just wondering.

August 21, 2010  11:21 AM ET

Maybe they should just bury it instead

August 21, 2010  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Maybe they should just bury it instead

LMAO! Excellent idea. And then bury the shovel too.

August 21, 2010  11:51 AM ET

I loved him when he was with the rangers

August 21, 2010  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

LMAO! Excellent idea. And then bury the shovel too.

Mike Vernon was my little hero, He saved the Wings in the Finals ( IMO ) and went up against Roy in Colorado in one of the better goalie fights I ever saw. He deserves his Jersey (sweater?) up

August 21, 2010  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Mike Vernon was my little hero ...

His jersey is already up on the rafters next to Lanny McDonald's.

August 21, 2010  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Are you saying Stajan is in the same class as Fleury? Just wondering.

That man/love he has for Stajan will decrease with time

August 21, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

If Theo's number goes into retirement so should Jim Peplinski's and Joe Niewendyke's.

Well then Joel Otto's should go up and Al McInnis and Reggie Lemelin and Doug Gilmour and Joey Mullen

August 21, 2010  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I loved him when he was with the rangers

So did the drug dealers ahhh but that's another thread

August 21, 2010  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That man/love he has for Stajan will decrease with time

Argo thinks Pat Boutette's and Rocky Saganuiks jerseys have long been overlooked also.

August 21, 2010  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Are you saying Stajan is in the same class as Fleury? Just wondering.

Judging by his contract, the Flames think so. Me, no.

August 21, 2010  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Argo thinks Pat Boutette's and Rocky Saganuiks jerseys have long been overlooked also.

Not them, but Wade Belak and Tie Domi one day should be honoured.

August 21, 2010  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Judging by his contract, the Flames think so. Me, no.

What your man/love fades after just 15 posts

August 21, 2010  01:36 PM ET

Hey Joe your Rangers are up on NHL.com's 30 in 30

August 21, 2010  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

His jersey is already up on the rafters next to Lanny McDonald's.

Fleury's should be up next to Ronald McDonald's.

 
August 21, 2010  01:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Hey Joe your Rangers are up on NHL.com's 30 in 30

thanks man!!

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