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Booba 11-12-2012 08:08 PM

Pascal Leclaire has announced his retirement
 
No surprise here!

He made the announcement during l'antichambre a hockey talk show on RDS
http://translate.google.ca/translate...ed=0CCAQ7gEwAA

pepty 11-12-2012 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Booba (Post 55723901)
No surprise here!

He made the announcement during l'antichambre a hockey talk show on RDS
http://translate.google.ca/translate...ed=0CCAQ7gEwAA

So Sad. Lots of talent but made of glass.

He had one moment of glory though,the Sens Penguins playoff triple overtime game where he was stellar.

Best of luck Pazzy.

Greeningfan14 11-12-2012 08:16 PM

Sad. Had alot of talent, just really injury-prone.

SLAPSHOT723 11-12-2012 08:16 PM

If he wasn't so injury prone I think he could've been great. Good luck in retirement, Pascal.

WasTeD 11-12-2012 08:21 PM

Sad to see so much potential unreached. Could have been one of the best goalies in the league if he didn't suffer from glassitis.

gojackets1 11-12-2012 08:21 PM

:(

Anyone know what kind of hip problem he had?

Qward 11-12-2012 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by gojackets1 (Post 55724375)
:(

Anyone know what kind of hip problem he had?

He had hip surgery 2010. During the 2011/12 season, he was seen at a Montreal/Ottawa game. He said he had not been on the ice in over a year.

dennilfloss 11-12-2012 08:57 PM

Poor guy couldn't catch a break from the injuries. When healthy, he was a very good goalie. Best of luck in his after-career.

gojackets1 11-12-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Qward (Post 55725161)
He had hip surgery 2010. During the 2011/12 season, he was seen at a Montreal/Ottawa game. He said he had not been on the ice in over a year.

Anyone have any idea what kind of hip surgery? I want to know if he got the same surgery I just got as a result of hockey. :laugh:

Izzy 11-12-2012 09:13 PM

I remember him being a boss in Columbus... Too bad about his injury problems.

Inkling 11-12-2012 09:13 PM

I remember when we thought he was finally the goaltender that we'd been waiting for. He was great too for a short time. Sad how it turned out, but he made it to the NHL which is something thousands of other players would switch places with him for. He made a good income for a short time. Best wishes to the guy wherever he ends up.

Man Bear Pig 11-12-2012 09:17 PM

Coulda been a pretty good goalie but as it's been said, he was made of glass.

Riseonfire 11-12-2012 09:18 PM

Can anyone give this man DP's phone number?

LAX attack* 11-12-2012 09:40 PM

Sad to see him retire. Probably the first significant young player that I watched the NHL career of bloom and stagnate, and now he retires.

Ryker 11-12-2012 10:00 PM

Too bad, I really liked him and always cheered that he'd regain his form after coming back from his injuries.

Twilight Sparkle 11-12-2012 10:09 PM

I'm extremely saddened by this news. Just terrible how he had a great career ahead of him but all the work he put in turns to crap because his leg won't keep up.

Mav3rick07 11-12-2012 10:11 PM

At 30 ? Seems pretty young. Were his injuries really THAT bad ?

Twilight Sparkle 11-12-2012 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mav3rick07 (Post 55727549)
At 30 ? Seems pretty young. Were his injuries really THAT bad ?

In the interview he says that he isn't cleared for much physical activity by his doctor and that a comeback is completely out of question.

He doesn't have any power in one of his legs.

KingJet* 11-12-2012 10:45 PM

Well at least it shows how smart he is compared to DiPietro, I just hope DP isn't the first NHL player in years to die on the ice :shakehead

Milan the God* 11-12-2012 11:43 PM

Sucks to see how much talent he had go to waste due to injuries. He was a solid goalie in Ottawa, but with all the injuries he had it was tough on him. He'd be rusty when he came back and by the time he'd get going another injury would happen.

Kurdt Kobain 11-12-2012 11:47 PM

As a Haligonian, I remember going to the Halifax Metro Centre with my Father to see our hometown Mooseheads play. Not thinking much of who they were at the time; I was more overjoyed to just be at a hockey game with him, I managed to see such talented players, many who would make the NHL in the following years.

However, a certain few players will always stick out in my memory: Goaltender Alexei Volkov, a Russian who always stood on his head for us and was always cheered... until the World Juniors would come around and he'd be starting against Canada.
Brandon Reid, who to me, seemed like a poor mans Pavel Bure. He always captivated the crowd with his speed and stick handling. He would occasionally transfer his figure skating abilities to his hockey game, doing spins and leaps. One time, I remember he was skating at his high speed along the boards, saw a player coming at him, and performed a pirouette... at full speed. I was marvelled at how he could pull something like that off.. on ice!!
Jason King, who would eventually be part of the 'Mattress Line' with the Sedin's. He always seemed to put the puck past the goalie...

Last, but not least, was a rookie goaltender... He worked so hard whenever I saw him hit the ice for the Moose, and I am so glad that I managed to see him when I could. His name was Pascal Leclaire. He would go on to be a 1st round pick, 8th overall... and when he was picked by Columbus, it made me feel so proud to be from Halifax. To this day I still have my booklet from the 2000 Memorial Cup in Halifax, containing Lecalire's signature.

You were always one of my favourite players growing up, and continued to be one of my favourite players. As a Halifax Mooseheads fan and more importantly, a fan of this great game... Thank You.





And yes, I know he isn't going to read that.... ever.

MapleLeafs9 11-13-2012 12:28 AM

I always thought he looked like a who.

WarriorOfGandhi 11-13-2012 01:52 AM

at the 2007 draft I took a picture of him playing fans on a playstation

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...298_5221_n.jpg

I remember his girlfriend (not pictured) was smoking hot. And that's all I have to contribute to this thread.

Lonewolfe2015 11-13-2012 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by pepty (Post 55724005)
He had one moment of glory though,the Sens Penguins playoff triple overtime game where he was stellar.

I'd say he had more than one moment, I'll forever remember him as that goalie that got a ridiculous amount of shutouts that one season and then was never heard from again. :laugh:

It's a shame seeing talented players retire early though. I wonder how many of these injuries could have been avoided with proper training while they were younger in regards to stretching, training and physical fitness.

gojackets1 11-13-2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Lonewolfe2015 (Post 55732375)
I'd say he had more than one moment, I'll forever remember him as that goalie that got a ridiculous amount of shutouts that one season and then was never heard from again. :laugh:

Steve Mason? ;)

But really, I remember that season, it was great for him, especially early on. I'm pretty sure 4 of his 9 shutouts came in the first 15 games or something crazy like that.


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