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08-05-2011, 10:24 AM
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Chris Drury is considering retirement

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Don't be suprised to learn Chris Drury is considering retirement #Rangers #Avs #Sabres #NHL

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The S.O.B. soaked the Rangers for the buyout money. We discussed this before here. He will take the buyout money and then retire. Dru is no Markus Naslund.

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Wish he considered this three years ago...

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Well this is some *********....

No way the rangers could grieve this right?

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That is such garbage if he actually does. Can the Rangers petition the league to get the cap hit taken off or get the money back even?

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He has a nice life after hockey set up with the pizza shop and all, and he has that knee problem that is degenerative. I think it is his time to go, hell of a career. Even if he did not live up to the unrealistic goals set for him with that 7 mil per contract, he still had a great career, and I respect what he has done for USA Hockey. I wish him the best

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I figured as much, I think this is a sad day when something like this can happen to a player who still has a lot to offer a team. I loved Drury as a Sabre, and I wish him the best in whatever he decides to do.

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08-05-2011, 10:31 AM
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Dunno if I'd bash him like this...he probably wants to keep playing, he probably was hoping he would be able to, but is finding out that either no one wants him, or his body just isn't responding to rehab like he thought it would be.

I would bet this is a lot more about Drury trying to figure out his future than him sitting around a month or so ago and saying "**** it I'm done but I'm not going to retire I'm going to make the Rangers buy me out"

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Well maybe he wouldn't retire if he wasn't bought out. Makes sense, I guess.

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Jay Pandolfo pulled the same stunt on Jersey. He had a bum shoulder. Wouldn't retire. Got bought out. Hasn't played in the NHL again. Must be a BU thing.

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Let him keep the money and ban him from the Garden for life...guy is a piece of ****.

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Jay Pandolfo pulled the same stunt on Jersey. He had a bum shoulder. Wouldn't retire. Got bought out. Hasn't played in the NHL again. Must be a BU thing.
Heeeeyooo!

Sorry, as BC fan I had to. I know it contributes nothing to the conversation.

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That will definitely sour my feelings towards Drury being one of those "class-act" players. Really bogus if true.

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08-05-2011, 10:41 AM
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I guess you care more about the money and lose the passion for the game when you grow to be an oft-injured bum.

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This is not surprising to me, he has a bum knee and likely wouldn't be able to play this season. As Lev said, he's probably been trying to train and rehab but his body won't cooperate.

Regardless, the Rangers signed him to that bad contract and he is entitled to collect the money owed to him. Not everyone is Markus Naslund. $5 million is a lot of money to give up.

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Why am I not surprised?

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Clearly, some of you have never had a sports injury. I was a professional tennis player many moons ago and tore a ligament by my tailbone - it took nearly a year to figure out that I couldn't have it repaired surgically well enough to play professionally again. Despite that, I sat out for two years and tried to give it a go again - and the training lasted again for 6 months and the injury reared its ugly head again. Rinse and repeat.

The guy probably wants to play with every fiber of his being and clearly his issues aren't resolved. He knows it's getting close to the end and pulling the trigger on "the decision" is a very, VERY difficult thing to do for a professional athlete - especially if your body is betraying you.

Those of you thinking that there's some motive for him to not retire to just "screw the Rangers" are just as naive as it gets.

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if he does retire i really hope the organization sues him.

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Why am I not surprised?
Because Drury is the Devil

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Yet another thread where people are over-reacting. Maybe the guy just can't get himself ready for the season or a camp because of his injury?

Hence why no one has signed him. Maybe he realizes it may take a long time to recover and by that time he would have to take too much time off from hockey.

He may still want to play, but may not be physically able to by the first 10 games.

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He said that his knee injury was degenerative. Maybe he realized that he just can not play anymore

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He said that his knee injury was degenerative. Maybe he realized that he just can not play anymore
Stop it! Don't try to rationalize it! People would rather think Drury, the captain of the team is a total *******!

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People really need to get a grip...Drury IS one the classiest players to ever lace up skates. You can tell that just by following his career and watching his demeanor. He did not do this to screw the Rangers.

**** happens. We signed him to a bad deal. Some of the blame falls on us. But the last thing I'm sure he wanted to do was be forced into an early retirement.

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He probably thought he could come back at the time of his buyout and now, as hes training and going thru rehab for the upcoming season, found he can't. Whether the Rangers decide to petition or whatever is up to them but I highly doubt Drury had in mind to wait for them to buyout and then decide to retire.

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ZOMG all he cares about is money!!!

This definitely has nothing to do with the fact that he hasn't been signed by anyone yet and/or his injuries aren't healing as expected.

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He has a nice life after hockey set up with the pizza shop and all, and he has that knee problem that is degenerative. I think it is his time to go, hell of a career. Even if he did not live up to the unrealistic goals set for him with that 7 mil per contract, he still had a great career, and I respect what he has done for USA Hockey. I wish him the best
Agreed. He had a great career and did a lot for USA Hockey. I could care less if Sather owes him a few more million. He should be punished for giving him that contract anyway.

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