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MonsterSurge 11-02-2012 02:45 PM

Eric Godard Retires
 
http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/sports/176874371.html

Great team guy. It sucks to see him retire! :(

premadonna 11-02-2012 02:55 PM

I will miss the guy.











Not really.

Prattio 11-02-2012 02:56 PM

Nice guy. Was glad he left the pens tho. Sure can fight... But can't play hockey

Hampe 11-02-2012 02:58 PM

That sucks, I always liked him. Good guy.

Jesus Vitale 11-02-2012 02:59 PM

i liked Godard on the Pens. good fighter, actually scored a couple cool goals and i'll never forget him jumping off the bench to protect his goalie during the Pens-Isles brawl. If i had to have an enforcer i'd much rather have Godard than that waste of a roster spot MacIntyre...

billybudd 11-02-2012 03:00 PM

Of all the (edit: should have said enforcers) who ever came through Pittsburgh in the last 25 years, he's the one who understood and executed the job best (Kristof Oliwa was the worst).


Godard says Terry Carkner broke his orbital bone

Matt Carkner.

King King 11-02-2012 03:02 PM

Very good read. Godard was a great fighter, if I wasn't on my mobile I would find some of his classic bouts to post. The lockout is probably going to be the end of a lot of players like him. Some might say that's a good thing but personally I respected what he brought and will miss him. Granted he was hardly playing lately anyways. Nice that he got his ring at least. :)

HockeyFan100 11-02-2012 03:03 PM

A bit shocked.

Great guy, he was a hell of a fighter.

billybudd 11-02-2012 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaseyPierroZabotel17 (Post 55467411)
i liked Godard on the Pens. good fighter, actually scored a couple cool goals and i'll never forget him jumping off the bench to protect his goalie during the Pens-Isles brawl. If i had to have an enforcer i'd much rather have Godard than that waste of a roster spot MacIntyre...

MacIntyre understands the job as well as Godard did; he's just soooooooooooooooooooooo much worse of a player. Godard was highly unlikely to lose you the game if you gave him a few shifts. I can say no such thing about MacIntyre, who is among the very worst "hockey players" I've ever seen at the NHL level.

MichiganWolverines 11-02-2012 03:04 PM

Godard was a great enforcer when he was on the pens. He had a great personality, I wish him the best.


Killahpunk 11-02-2012 03:26 PM

Godard was an excellent enforcer, he knew his role and did it well. He was also one of the hardest punchers of his era.
Here are some great Godard fights.

Godard vs Boogaard


Godard vs MacIntyre


Godard and Orr series.

fst6 11-02-2012 03:37 PM

Well.. He was a great fighter.

I could have sworn he already retired though.

Jules Winnfield 11-02-2012 03:39 PM

Godard was a great guy on the Pens. Wonder what he's going to do now.

Always loved seeing him and his girlfriend at the games. She's a hawty...

Super Sniper Cele 11-02-2012 03:51 PM

I figured this would be a good time to share the best picture I've ever taken of Godard.

http://thumbp14-bf1.thumb.mail.yahoo...=480&httperr=1

Thanks for all of your help Eric and congrats on a great career. :yo:

Bear of Bad News 11-02-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Super Sniper Cele (Post 55468869)
[IMG]file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Becky/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/Pittsburgh%20Penguins%20Screensaver/Camera%20458.jpg[/IMG]

You can't link to your hard drive photos - you would need to attach them.

Vamos Rafa 11-02-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prattio (Post 55467339)
Nice guy. Was glad he left the pens tho. Sure can fight... But can't play hockey


Can you name any enforcers that have decent hockey skills?

Killahpunk 11-02-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grillinnap (Post 55470203)
Can you name any enforcers that have decent hockey skills?

Bob Probert.

BruinsNeedaRussian 11-02-2012 05:33 PM

Great fighter, hope he retired healthy.

Anton13 11-02-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grillinnap (Post 55470203)
Can you name any enforcers that have decent hockey skills?

Chris Neil and Deryk Engelland for example. I don't know if they are enforcers strictly speaking but they will fight anyone. Maybe they aren't called enforcers because they can actually play the game.

PanthersPens62 11-02-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichiganWolverines (Post 55467565)
Godard was a great enforcer when he was on the pens. He had a great personality, I wish him the best.


This. Happy Retirement Eric. It was a joy watching you in a Pens uniform.

Sour Shoes 11-02-2012 06:07 PM

by far the best enforcer to suit up for pittsburgh.

Beats By CoRD 11-02-2012 06:12 PM

Loved him when he was a Flame. He was the only guy I could see that could even stand up to Boogaard, let alone win. Boogaard got a concussion in this fight I think.


#66 11-02-2012 06:14 PM

Sorry to see him go. The NHL needs more good guys no matter their role.

Anton13 11-02-2012 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sour Shoes (Post 55471765)
by far the best enforcer to suit up for pittsburgh.

What about Marty Mcsorley?

MetalheadPenguinsFan 11-02-2012 06:14 PM

Aww man.. I'm EXTREMELY sad to see him retire. :( :( :(

Godard was my favourite enforcer for years and I was overjoyed when he became a Penguin. The guy was tough as hell, would protect any of his teammates, and did a hell of a job doing it. :yo: I too will never forget him racing off the bench to protect Brent Johnson during that Pens/Isles debacle. Best of all, in addition to being a tough-as-nails badass mother****er he was a great guy off the ice as well. I remember reading that he did a whole bunch of extra charity work while with the Pens.

Enjoy your retirement Eric you deserve it. :yo: Like others have said, hopefully he retired healthy.


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