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Byron Bitz "retired"?

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09-05-2012, 08:06 PM
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Byron Bitz "retired"?

Heard today that Byron Bitz is "retired" and gone home to Saskatoon. Hard to believe a talented, big power winger with NHL experience can't find a place to play for this season.

Was he injured? Or was last season really that poor for him?

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For a while, he was the third Sedin...


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Talented isn't the first word that comes to mind to describe Bitz for me...

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Heard today that Byron Bitz is "retired" and gone home to Saskatoon. Hard to believe a talented, big power winger with NHL experience can't find a place to play for this season.

Was he injured? Or was last season really that poor for him?
He's had injury problems in the past (you'd have to ask Bruins, Panthers, or Canucks fans which ones because I'm not sure exactly) and he wasn't great in Vancouver when he was recalled. Made a few stupid plays but wasn't awful either.

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Um. A little bird told me?

I'm trying to confirm this for myself, actually.

Has anyone heard anything different or recent on this player?

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Rumors must be accompanied by a legitimate media source. If there is one, contact a mod and the thread will be re-opened. Until then, there's not much point in having this thread remain active.

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Just, FTR, I presume this came from one of those twitter Insiders, because it's the only result I'm turning up when searching Byron Bitz on twitter.

It could be true, but said Insider's veracity is definitely in question.

from Aug 3
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BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS. Canucks and Florida have a verbal agreement on a trade and will pull the trigger on the deal once they knowWhere Doan will sign. Canucks will also include Raymond in this deal and will shed a lot of cap.
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The deal may not go through if Doan does not sign. The deal could happen right before Doan signs if Doan signs with VAN. Or right after.
from Aug 14
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I keep hearing that this WILL be an eventful day on the phones and news, it could be the Doan signing.....
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A trade is coming very soon.
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Interesting. Chicago and Montreal are finalizing a deal. Just a little "Tweaking"
from Aug 31
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Burrows has reached an agreement with the #Canucks and will re-sign tommorow.
from Sep 1
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The Burrows signing will be today or tommorow. #CONFIRMED
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I apologize the signing will be by Monday.
from Sep 2
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Please forgive me. The Burrows signing will be BY Tuesday, Source just told me that there is still minor tweaking.
from Sep 4
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Burrowd had a slight setback, but will be signed TOMMOROW.
then Today
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Heavy talks with the Panthers hold back the Burrows signing. Bjugstad Gudbranson, Howden for Edler, Lu, Schroeder is being heavily discussed
Also from today, we have this
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EDLER HAS BEEN TRADED TO THE PANTHERS! O MY GOSH
then an hour later
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NEVERMIND FALSE ALARM SORRY CONTACT BROKEN
So, like I said, he might have a source on the Bitz retirement (which he reported today) but his track record is just awful (Has yet to actually "break" anything).

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