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Milosch 08-19-2011 11:08 AM

Drury to announce retirement
 
As per TSN
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=374092

ean 08-19-2011 11:09 AM

reserved.

a a ron 08-19-2011 11:10 AM

So.. he's not signing with toronto?

Edmontonoil 08-19-2011 11:30 AM

Since nobody wanted him, he will take his buyout payment and go home:)

beastly115 08-19-2011 11:43 AM

Should have decided that 2 months ago. ****ing bum.

King Woodballs 08-19-2011 11:48 AM

oh well
yet another case of over paid in a weak FA year

Eberle 08-19-2011 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlphaQUp (Post 36048213)
Should have decided that 2 months ago. ****ing bum.

I'm sure retiring from the sport you love is an easy decision to make. Give me a break bud.

thadd 08-19-2011 11:53 AM

Great time to retire. He won his cup, he proved his worthiness without Sakic or Forsberg in Buffalo and he made his millions in New York. Have no use for the teams he played for, but have the utmost respect for how he played the game before his skills diminished.

caley 08-19-2011 11:56 AM

Even though this isn't really a Trade or Free Agency thing, I think I'll sticky it for the time being so people will stop proposing 'Drury to Any Team With an Injury'

jmart21 08-19-2011 12:01 PM

How does this work from the Rangers POV?
Are they now stuck with a cap hit from the buyout that they would have been free of had he retired at that time?

M Moulson Ale 08-19-2011 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlphaQUp (Post 36048213)
Should have decided that 2 months ago. ****ing bum.

Ignorant for you to say that
Drury had a great career, but you are just thinking about the money you could have saved?
If anything you can blame the doctors and the Rangers organization for not getting his injury issues settled in time
Pathetic.....

King Woodballs 08-19-2011 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmart21 (Post 36048691)
How does this work from the Rangers POV?
Are they now stuck with a cap hit from the buyout that they would have been free of had he retired at that time?

Stuck with the buyout until it is done.

salty justice 08-19-2011 12:06 PM

The dude is worth minimum at the very least. Still plenty left in the tank.

Hivemind 08-19-2011 12:06 PM

Would have liked to see him go to Colorado for a one-year swan song, but alas. Much respect to Drury.

The Kingslayer 08-19-2011 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystlyfe (Post 36048835)
Would have liked to see him go to Colorado for a one-year swan song, but alas. Much respect to Drury.

That would have been awesome he can teach them a thing or two about what it takes to win because Drury's been a winner his entire life. Sad to see him retire. I still remember it like yesterday when him and Hejduk played their first season with the Avs.

LeafsandSharksfan 08-19-2011 12:32 PM

Classy guy, wish him all the best

Staals Eye 08-19-2011 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eberle (Post 36048359)
I'm sure retiring from the sport you love is an easy decision to make. Give me a break bud.

If you think that's bad go on the Rangers board. A lot of people are making him out to be the Anti Christ..... :shakehead

Staals Eye 08-19-2011 12:34 PM

Good luck to you Dru!!

Telos 08-19-2011 12:35 PM

You would think someone would have offered him something. The guy can still play hockey, just not at the level he was at when he was with Buffalo. He was great in the Olympics. He would be a perfect bottom 6 player. Probably one of the best third line centers in the game. Sad news, good luck to him.

Leaf Rocket 08-19-2011 12:37 PM

Feel bad for this guy, and how he succumbed to his injuries. I think he still had some good hockey in him even with little amount of money.

Best of luck to this guy.

tmg 08-19-2011 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edmontonoil (Post 36047793)
Since nobody wanted him, he will take his buyout payment and go home:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by salty justice (Post 36048823)
The dude is worth minimum at the very least. Still plenty left in the tank.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Telos (Post 36049609)
You would think someone would have offered him something. The guy can still play hockey, just not at the level he was at when he was with Buffalo. He was great in the Olympics. He would be a perfect bottom 6 player. Probably one of the best third line centers in the game. Sad news, good luck to him.

How does anyone know nobody wanted him, nobody offered him anything, etc. It's entirely plausible he was offered minimum somewhere and he decided "No, with the amount of money I've earned so far and my long-term health as it is, it's not worth going through another year of this and risking further chronic injury to pad my nest egg by 3%."

SolidSnakeUS 08-19-2011 12:55 PM

Good career, but he just can't play with his legs like that.

jumptheshark 08-19-2011 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mckay12 (Post 36047207)
So.. he's not signing with toronto?

and now more value of threads for him

dark day for HF when this two options are removed

Frankie Spankie 08-19-2011 01:17 PM

Best of luck to Drury. He was a good player and won at several levels.

Rabid Ranger 08-19-2011 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by salty justice (Post 36048823)
The dude is worth minimum at the very least. Still plenty left in the tank.

Not really. He's toast.


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