Theo still waiting on contract offer

STEVE MACFARLANE

Despite his client being the talk of the town the last couple of weeks, agent Don Baizley hasn’t been talking contract with the Calgary Flames.Still trying to prove his worth via a tryout that has taken him through three rounds of cuts into the final week of training camp, Theoren Fleury will have to hope his play ultimately opens up those lines of communication between Baizley and Flames GM Darryl Sutter.

“I haven’t been talking to the Flames,” Baizley said yesterday, adding he wouldn’t be comfortable speaking about his client’s potential professional future until he has something concrete lined up for the 41-year-old comeback hopeful.

Things are looking better by the day for the 5-foot-6 Fleury — who hasn’t played a regular-season NHL game in six years — in his effort to earn a contract.

It could be with the Flames in an NHL or AHL capacity.

Or, if they choose to let him walk after his tryout, another team impressed with his pre-season performance may offer what the Flames aren’t willing.

Even if they offer Fleury a two-way deal in the hopes they could call one of the all-time fan favourites up to Calgary sometime during the season, the Flames could lose him to another team on waivers.


http://www.calgarysun.com/sports/hockey/2009/09/23/11066806-sun.html


11 Responses to Theo still waiting on contract offer

  1. muckies says:

    I love Fluery and he is making the team because the players want him to, they will play hard for him to win the Cup and he will provide a bit of magic that the Flames haven't been able to capture since they made the cup finals.

    I'm taking the Flames as my ealry season Cup Favorite. Fleury was the heart and sould of that franchise for a decade when they were horrible, and him coming back will align the hockey gods and it will be a story book ending.

    That and they have the best coach, defence and power forward in NHL. 

  2. hockey_lover says:

    I'll be the first to admit that when I first heard he wanted to come back, I laughed. I always loved Fleury but after 5 years away from the game, having an abuse problem, and being 40, it just reeeked of stupidity.

    But, after seeing him play AND seeing his name on the scoresheet, I say what the heck, give him a shot. Sign him to a league minimum bonus laden contract and since the Flames are up against the cap, hold his bonuses to another year (I believe that can be done anyway).

  3. Kramer says:

    Fleury is no longer addicted to glue.

  4. albertateams says:

    I'm really pulling for him to make the team, however most likely what will happen is he will start with the Heat and get called up later in the year. It would be a feel good story if he made the club and he may yet he looks way better than I thought he would. By bringing him back it could inspire (something the flames have missed) his teammates for an extended playoff run.

  5. palindrom says:

    If you had to choose one player only ONE
    to live with him on a deserted island

    whom would you choose?

  6. lukeleim says:

    FORWARDS
    Niklas Hagman – Matt Stajan – Jason Blake
    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
    John Mitchell – Tyler Bozak – Lee Stempniak
    Jay Rosehill – Wayne Primeau – Colton Orr
    DEFENCE
    Tomas Kaberle – Mike Komisarek
    Luke Schenn – Francois Beauchemin
    Ian White – Garnet Exelby
     GOALIES
    Vesa Toskala
    Jonas Gustavsson

  7. BruMagnus says:

    The Penguins should sign him to a two-way contract. Let him try 2 months on RW with Malkin. If he does well, he stays. If not, send him down when Talbot returns from injury. He can't really beg. He'll have to take a 2-way contract.

  8. BruMagnus says:

    Penguins would sweep the Flames in the Finals.

  9. Kyleton says:

    Glad to see the meetings have helped one of the two of you.

  10. bbruins37 says:

    manon rheaume

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