Monday, March 06, 2006

Temperamental Theo in Trouble again

He may be off in far off lands, but trouble continues to follow Theo Fleury like a little puppy dog chasing a kid off to school.

The Russell, Manitoba adventurer has been playing his hockey in the British Elite League this year, donning the uniform of battle of the Belfast Giants. But after a serious incident in Bassingstoke, England his days as a Giant may be coming to an end.

Fleury finds himself in trouble over an incident in which he reportedly fired a puck at the head of referee Mike Hicks, narrowly missing him. When assessed a penalty for his flagrant disregard for the safety of the officials, Fleury then apparently threatened the on ice officials, earning himself a second match penalty on the night.

It's the second serious infraction for Fleury in less than a month, in January he was in hot water for getting into a fight with fans in Coventry. Fleury's temper has always been one of his worst enemies, causing him nearly as much trouble as his much documented personal demons.

He went to Belfast in quest of a new start, but in the end he'll most likely find himself in a familiar position, suspended from another league and looking for a new place to ply his trade.

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