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Few former NHLers have embarked on as unconventional a post-career path as former Calgary Flames great Theoren Fleury,authentic John Tavares jersey, the two-time 100-point scorer who’s now plying his trade as a country music crooner.

‘Unconventional’ describes much of Fleury’s tumultuous tenure in the NHL, Sask. native was forced to battle through plenty on his way to cementing himself in the Flames history books. But that fiery personality and unyielding determination earned Fleury a Stanley Cup and a slew of impressive stat lines – the veteran topped 40 goals on four different occasions, finishing his career with 1,088 points in 1, adidas Ryan McDonagh jersey, as the Oxbow,084 career tilts.

Unfortunately, unbridled emotion, and unpredictability is a rarity in today’s game, that same mix of skill, according to Fleury.

wayyy too over-coached,“The game is wayyy,authentic Taylor Hall jersey,” Fleury said to Sharp magazine’s Dave McCarthy on Wednesday. “It’s almost like coaches are playing Xbox with these guys. IPads on every bench now. It really takes individuality out of the game.”

according to Fleury,adidas Travis Hamonic jersey,The league still has a few characters who call back to that bygone era,adidas John Tavares jersey, but they’re certainly tougher to find.

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when you listen to interviews with so many young guys,“There were a lot of colourful people in the game. Now, it’s all clichés.”

While our current era might be lacking in individuality, authentic Travis Hamonic jersey,Fleury did say he’s impressed with the new crop of smaller-sized players thriving as the on-ice product continues to evolve.

” Fleury said. “But it’s nice to see guys like (Johnny) Gaudreau and (Mitch) Marner and Marty St. Louis have the careers they’ve had., whereas when I was playing,“It’s really hard to compare eras but there’s no question that the game is built now for skill and speed,adida Taylor Hall jersey,adidas Cory Schneider jersey, it was a man’s game and wasn’t conducive to small guys having success

“I was always told I was too small and I’d never make it and I’m sure it was no different for those guys. But when you have the kind of skill those guys have,authentic Cory Schneider jersey,that’s what really sets you apart.”