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02-09-2014, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mrhockey193195 View Post
Why did Larmer retire so early? He was only 33, and still fairly productive.
He was a pretty physical player, and he had all sorts of injuries he played through during his career and those injuries really slowed him down later during the last 3 seasons of his career.

In short I think he just sacrificed his body, and once he won that cup he just wanted to end his career on a high note. He certainly accomplished a lot for such a short career.

Also, there were a couple of season where the Hawks could have won the cup and were contenders, but the Hawks couldn't go all the way - the Oilers in the 80's were certainly a factor there, then the Pens.... If the Hawks won a cup or two between the mid-80's and early 90's I think Larmer would be in the HHOF, and maybe we would be debating Glen Anderson instead of Steve Larmer.

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