Sunday, August 9, 2009

The oddest hockey news

First off, what on earth could this be about? Patrick Kane has been arrested for second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services after punching a cab driver for not having the correct change for a $13.80 cab ride at 5 a.m. on Sunday morning.

WTF? does that make a lick of sense? Ridiculous.

And on the same note of ridiculous hockey news, Theo Fleury is training to try and get back into the NHL. After demonstrating himself as an absolutely amazing hockey player in Calgary, setting pretty much every scoring record there is with the team at the time, he 'matured' into a basket case as he moved from team to team. He started doing unusual things on and off the ice - and I think that he's indefinitely suspended by the NHL still (which would be a cool legacy - being 80 years old and still being suspended from the NHL? - maybe cool isn't the right word.)

Anyhow - this has all the makings of a feel-good come back story that everyone loves. It's the dramatic story arc that keeps people interested in life, excellent person falls victim to personal demons, hits a low point in his life, then pulls himself up by his bootstraps and returns to glory.

It's a textbook story - but can he make it happen? Let's all stay tuned - and then watch as every sports program does a feature on him. You wait and see, it'll happen.

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