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06-17-2011, 10:31 PM
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Rate a Ranger career - Theo Fleury

Rangers signed Theo as a FA in 1999 on a 4 year $28 million deal. The year before, in a season split between the Flames and Aves he put up 40G 53A for 93 pts in 75 games and 17 pts in 18 playoff games.

He was signed, along with many other FAs in what can only be described as the ‘mercenary days’.
Stats are below for the three seasons he spent with the Rangers
99/00 GP 80 G 15 A 49 P64 (2nd on team, 41st in NHL)

00/01 GP 62 G 30 A 44 P74 (3rd on team, 37th in NHL (tied for points with Sundin)

01/02 GP 82 G 24 A 39 P63 (2nd on team, 43rd in NHL (ties for points with Hull)

Total: Games 244, Goals 69, Assists 132, Points 201

Was a member of the FLY line that had the Rangers in 1st place in the Division (1st or 2nd in the Conf I think) heading into the Olympic break.

Represented Canada in the 2002 Olympics (2 assists).

After re-entering the NHL substance abuse program the Rangers chose not to pick up his 4th year option and he was gone from the team, trading his rights to the Sharks.

How do you rate Theo’s time as a Ranger? Should the Rangers have signed him the first place, was he worth the contract given, did he perform to the standard expected?

Also, based on the revelations made in his book, has your opinion of his time as a Ranger changed at all?

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Didn't read his book, don't really care about these players when theyare not playing for the team.

During his time here, he was one of the better Merc's that have been signed. The team was crap when he was signed and he still posted respectable numbers.

I'd say B+ and that's not an A cause of the medicore teammates he had to play with.

I like Theo the player. Wish he would have had more success while he was here.

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I liked Theo here as well. Here was here during the worst times of the "dark years"


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Theo was my favorite non-Rangers player before we signed him, and my second favorite when we had him--behind Richter. I wish things didn't end for him the way they did, but overall, his tenure here was pretty productive.

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In 6th grade english class we had to write a report on who our idol was.

I wrote mine on Theo

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i enjoyed his stay here. our teams during his era were a complete clusterf--ck (hi val kamensky) but he gave it his all on the ice...that's all you can ask for

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My dad hated him thought he was a punk. I liked him he was entertaining and put up some pretty good numbers.

We got two new dogs around that time and to spite my dad I chose Theo as a name for one, his demeanor was similar to the players lol.

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I bought a Theo Fleury jersey right when the Rangers signed him. He was always my favorite player. I used to (and still do) get so much grief when I wear that. I loved his game as a player and I think he persevered through a lot in his life. I related to him. He was a special player for me.

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Loved the way he played, sandpaper even though he was so small. Never backed down from anyone. It was sad to see what happened to him, and if things didn't go downhill for him I would've liked to see what he could've really done in the post-lockout NHL. Hell, he looked decent when he tried out with the Flames a couple of years ago.

I know it wasn't really because of the lockout, but he was one of those guys that was gone when the dust settled after a season without hockey. A name that a lot of casual hockey fans recognized that was gone. It hurt the NHL as much as guys like Federov falling off the map did, how Steve Yzerman came back and had a very subpar year in his only post-lockout season, Eric Lindros not being able to really put together a comeback, Chris Chelios, Forsberg, etc.

He was a part of the group of star players left from the 90s that left the game and IMO have not been replaced, not because the talent isn't there, but the marketing isn't.


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Fleury was like a drugged up version of Martin St. Louis. Small, gritty, crafty, solid defensively and sick hands in tight areas.

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I love Fleury and crafted my game after him. When I was younger I wore 14 and loved to piss the other. The feeling of having a target on your back is just a hell of a rush. I own 2 Fleury Jerseys a white and a blue, and I wear them on occasion.

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Fleury was like a drugged up version of Martin St. Louis. Small, gritty, crafty, solid defensively and sick hands in tight areas.
haha imagine if he was clean and tried to stay healthy. He would still be playing imo

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He was a clown, and I hated his tenure as a Ranger. He gave the fans the finger in his first year because he sucked so bad. He became a sideshow and, if not for Richter's injury, would have been sent to Phoenix for KT and Khabibulin. Then, when he was still being talked about in rumors, (including a potential deal to SJ which would have brought back Patrick Marleau), he went off the deep end. July of 1999 was an absolute black mark on Neil Smith's tenure.

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What I remember most about Theo Fleury was the FLY line. He was a heart and soul type guy, too bad the rest of the roster at that time treated the Rangers as a resort.

Its crazy to imagine that a player of his size put up well over a point a game (74p in 62g) and almost half a goal per game during the dead puck era. Too bad his vice came back to haunt him that season.

When I was in grade 11 (2002 Olympics) I worked at a sports store and got a team Canada jersey for cheap, but they paid $6/hour so I could never get it crested with #74 Fleury. Now that I make slightly more mone yI wish I could find a place that can crest that old jersey.

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loved theo.

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loved theo.
this.

****ing Chicken!!!! (One of the top 10 regular season NYR-NYI games I've ever seen)



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this.

****ing Chicken!!!! (One of the top 10 regular season NYR-NYI games I've ever seen)

Yep, this was priceless Almost forget about this. I´m happy that you posted it, thx bro. Laughed again as hell

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I miss Sandy McCarthy. A tough guy that could take a regular shift.

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this.

****ing Chicken!!!! (One of the top 10 regular season NYR-NYI games I've ever seen)


Was that the game Theo had a hat trick or was it a different game in LI?

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this.

****ing Chicken!!!! (One of the top 10 regular season NYR-NYI games I've ever seen)

That was one of the funniest moments I've ever seen in hockey history. I was absoultey dying watching that game and moment on tv. I think the NJ was off that night.

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I don't think it was the Fleury hat trick game, what I do remember is it was 4-2 or 5-2, we literally beat the hell outta them and my voice was completely gone (even though I was at home watching!)
McCarthy was my favorite player on the team, he was horribly underrated and skillful. F- our coach for never recognizing how much energy he actually brought.
It's awesome reliving the emotion watching the clip.

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McCarthy was two different players for us. When he first came here, he was great.

By the end of his stint here, he wasn't the same player anymore.

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McCarthy was two different players for us. When he first came here, he was great.

By the end of his stint here, he wasn't the same player anymore.
I severly blame our piss poor coaching staff on that one. The better he looked, the less time he got.

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