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11-13-2012, 03:01 PM
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NHL Players Likely To Retire In the Event Of A Full-Season Lockout

NHL Players Likely To Retire In the Event Of A Full-Season Lockout:
http://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-play...eason-lockout/

Since both parties have hit a stalemate, time to see which players would retire in the event of an extended lockout.

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^I sure as hell hope so, I want to see Jagr in a Stars uni! We deserve it, dammit!

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Lol at Iginla and Kipper on the list, they are getting up there. You funny HW.

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Lol at Iginla and Kipper on the list, they are getting up there. You funny HW.
That one made me chuckle, as well. The author also doesn't seem to read or even browse The Hockey News, as they had a COVER STORY on Brodeur vowing not to hang up his skates even if the lockout lasts the entire season. It seems to me the article was written without any research other than looking at the rosters and the ages of players on them. It's a shame we get such low quality from a source that's supposed to be all about hockey.

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Lol at Iginla and Kipper on the list, they are getting up there. You funny HW.
Well Fred also seems to think Atlanta still has a hockey team

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That one made me chuckle, as well. The author also doesn't seem to read or even browse The Hockey News, as they had a COVER STORY on Brodeur vowing not to hang up his skates even if the lockout lasts the entire season. It seems to me the article was written without any research other than looking at the rosters and the ages of players on them. It's a shame we get such low quality from a source that's supposed to be all about hockey.
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Well Fred also seems to think Atlanta still has a hockey team
In fact it kind of just looked like they grabbed all the +35 players in the league, and put them in a big pile called "May Retire" without any actual thought to which ones, might actually have a chance of retiring this year.

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In fact it kind of just looked like they grabbed all the +35 players in the league, and put them in a big pile called "May Retire" without any actual thought to which ones, might actually have a chance of retiring this year.
I just went to the website, where a big logo saying The Hockey Writers - News & Insight greeted me. I then checked out their "about THW" page, where it says:
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The Hockey Writers is a collective of some of the finest hockey journalists around. We take great pride in the quality of our work; it has been a hallmark of our site since day 1.
It's too bad their web designer didn't allow for smilies such as the following one to be used in written text:

In all fairness, though, I haven't checked their other articles and don't know if they do actually provide more insight and careful analysis. Even if they do, I still see no reason for sloppy filler articles like these to be published, and I think it's only to their detriment.

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^I sure as hell hope so, I want to see Jagr in a Stars uni! We deserve it, dammit!
You do, but a co-worker of mine who is a huge Stars fan bought one pretty much the second the ink was dry on the contract, so it would be pretty funny to me.

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A lot of really weird choices. They could at least have used another word than "likely". I mean, if you're a player with a well paid contract, or you're a free agent that will get a good contract... Wouldn't you at least try to play? Some of these were just too good the last couple of years to hang them up without trying, especially those who's still "only" going to be 34-36 next year (Iginla, Backstrom, McDonald, Streit etc). Although he's 37 in a year, Patrik Elias was also just way too good last season to give up without even trying to play first.

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That one made me chuckle, as well. The author also doesn't seem to read or even browse The Hockey News, as they had a COVER STORY on Brodeur vowing not to hang up his skates even if the lockout lasts the entire season. It seems to me the article was written without any research other than looking at the rosters and the ages of players on them. It's a shame we get such low quality from a source that's supposed to be all about hockey.
Brodeur was an average goalie last year at age 39. There's no way he's going to be better 2 years later at age 41, and a good possibility he will be quite a bit worse. Would he really want to continue playing if he loses is starting position at the beginning of the season?

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In fact it kind of just looked like they grabbed all the +35 players in the league, and put them in a big pile called "May Retire" without any actual thought to which ones, might actually have a chance of retiring this year.
Was going to post this. Pretty ridiculous when some of them have just signed multi-year deals (Doan, Smyth) and take a guy like Rozsival (34), why would he have signed if his injury was career-threatening?

Why would Brenden Morrow retire at the age of 33?

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Was there anything that went into the determination that a player is "likely" to retire other than "he is 35 or older"?

Sixteen of the players on this list have multiple years left on their contracts. I wouldn't say that it is "likely" that any of them will retire in the event of a full season lockout. Is Shane Doan really going to walk away from $16M? Or Ed Jovanovski from $8M? And so on.

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NHL Players Likely To Retire In the Event Of A Full-Season Lockout:
http://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-play...eason-lockout/

Since both parties have hit a stalemate, time to see which players would retire in the event of an extended lockout.
Lol, that list has every team except the Canucks. For Toronto they put "none", so it really looks like they just forgot about the Canucks or don't care. Haha.

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His list reminds me of when you finish, then start a new season in EA's NHL games and the most random players retire when you know there is no way in hell they would in real life. It seriously looks like that his how he made his list.

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Kinda off topic, but I had no idea that Theodore was 36, thought he was around 32-33.

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^I sure as hell hope so, I want to see Jagr in a Stars uni! We deserve it, dammit!
It's just so wrong to even think about...

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why would guys like Redden throw 5 million away.

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Probably Selanne, maybe Alfredsson, cause I don't think either of them made up their mind they were even gonna play this season until a few months into the off season. Did Ray Whitney get a multi year? Jagr will probably play again. Maybe he will decide not to play in the NHL though anymore. Isn't he playing in the Czech right now?

Tim Thomas wasn't gonna play anyway, and I can see him being done altogether. Khabibulin is likely going the way of the dodo.

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Dwayne Roloson possibly? Which is sad cause I really wanted him to win a cup before he retired. I always liked Rolie the goalie

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lol wtf. Vancouver has an NHL team, too !

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