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01-18-2006, 09:56 AM
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Palffy Retires

Right when it seemed the Pens season couldn't get any worse, Ziggy packs her in. Personal reasons is what the Penguins are reporting, but at age 33 I am sure that Mario and the Organization counted on him having a few more seasons left in his tank. Bizarre.

http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/te...rts/1604.0.php

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01-18-2006, 10:01 AM
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Wow, color me shocked. This came out of nowhere, hopefully he can resolve his personal issues and return to hockey sometime.

From an organizational standpoint the pens must be jumping for joy. They can afford to keep MA Fleury all season now.

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Demitra's out with nerve damage. Maybe that's good news for the Oilers.

I realize that's not the Pens, but I was going with the Slovak connection.

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01-18-2006, 10:27 AM
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Personal Reasons?

I think hes playing injured, and doing a really good job of it.

But he cant do what the coach is asking of him so its time to go....run around behind an 18 year old and provide puck support for wherever he goes.

Consummate professional...physically I cant do what they are asking me to do so I hang them up.

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So, does this mean we aren't trading Peca for him?

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Demitra's out with nerve damage. Maybe that's good news for the Oilers.

I realize that's not the Pens, but I was going with the Slovak connection.
Its never good for anyone when a player has a nerve damage. especially when he is suppose to be one of the nicer guys.

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01-18-2006, 10:39 AM
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Its never good for anyone when a player has a nerve damage. especially when he is suppose to be one of the nicer guys.
No, no, it's not good news that he has nerve damage, it's good news for the Oilers that one of the King's top scorers is out of the line up. Especially since the Oilers play the Kings next week.

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From an organizational standpoint the pens must be jumping for joy. They can afford to keep MA Fleury all season now.
which also means we can cross MAF off of the "goalies that may end up getting traded to edmonton" list.

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01-18-2006, 11:02 AM
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which also means we can cross MAF off of the "goalies that may end up getting traded to edmonton" list.
Anyone who belived he was ever on that list in the first place was probably deaming.

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No, no, it's not good news that he has nerve damage, it's good news for the Oilers that one of the King's top scorers is out of the line up. Especially since the Oilers play the Kings next week.
Except that it's killing me in my hockey draft! Also really missing Bondra... But until reading this thread on Palffy (shoulder problems haven't fully healed or something) I didn't know that my guy Demitra had nerve damage. Dang.

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Well, if my coach kept dogging my team at each press conference I'd probably wanna leave too, even if it was just an ankle sprain.

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With all apologies to the Palffy family, it was said he's had it ever since 04 when he missed the last part of that year with the shoulder. Shouldn't the Pens have known about this? Would he not have failed his physical?

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he had a hard shot

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maybe we should sign him anyways. give him the same amount of ice time we gave kolanos.

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01-18-2006, 01:57 PM
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42 points in 42 games... it's obvious he can still play. I think he just doesn't want to play in that gong show in Pittsburgh. Supposed to be a legitimate playoff team when he signed with them... bad enough they're so far out of it, but with Therien, the prospect of the team moving etc. etc. must not be fun playing there right now.

I wish him good luck... is he on the Slovakian Olympic squad?

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Nope, he withdrew from Olympic competition earlier this year.

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Ziggy's way of saying this enough to the nuthouse Pittsburg has become? Could a new home hocky home change his mind about retiring? Man are the Pen's coming apart at the seams - bet they wish it was Gonchar who retired though.

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01-18-2006, 09:49 PM
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double whammy for the pens. i believe that even though they don't have to pay him the rest of the money on his contract, the outstanding amount still counts against their salary cap until the contract was scheduled to run out. that means they're "paying" something like $5 million for each of the next 2 years even though ziggy's nowhere to be found. if i understand the cba correctly it was the same deal when andreychuk retired.

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double whammy for the pens. i believe that even though they don't have to pay him the rest of the money on his contract, the outstanding amount still counts against their salary cap until the contract was scheduled to run out. that means they're "paying" something like $5 million for each of the next 2 years even though ziggy's nowhere to be found. if i understand the cba correctly it was the same deal when andreychuk retired.
Except that I don't think the Pens are in any danger of being close to the cap, and next year it (apparently) looks like it'll be up to $43M...but you're right about how it works. Didn't the Lightning say they would actually pay Andreychuk his salary next year anyway, and not just have it count against the cap? To be nice guys about it, supposedly...

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double whammy for the pens. i believe that even though they don't have to pay him the rest of the money on his contract, the outstanding amount still counts against their salary cap until the contract was scheduled to run out. that means they're "paying" something like $5 million for each of the next 2 years even though ziggy's nowhere to be found. if i understand the cba correctly it was the same deal when andreychuk retired.
That only applies to players 35 or older. Palffy doesn't apply. If he reires, his contract is off the books.

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Apparently he has an ongoing injury and just can't play hurt anymore.

Sad to see the guy go, he was always an exciting player to watch

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Palffy was a great player to watch. Sad to see him go like this but you have to give the guy credit for being straight up and saying I cant do what they are asking of me.

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pens for sale

Another news out of Pittsburgh is that Pens for Sale

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151407&hubname=nhl

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Another news out of Pittsburgh is that Pens for Sale

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=151407&hubname=nhl
What is your ideal location for the penguins to go? Here is my top choice list (financial and geographical reasoning thrown to the way side)

Winnipeg
Quebec City
Seattle

Maybe edmonton could buy them as our farm team?

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01-19-2006, 12:16 PM
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Would definitely be nice to see a franchise come back to Canada, either Winnipeg or Quebec City... but someone (or some group) still has to come up with a pretty big chunk of cash, and the latest report is that NHL franchises are rising in value by quite a bit since the new CBA.

Still, here's hoping! (and hoping that Palffy un-retires soon - I forgot I had also picked him in my draft!)

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