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Phil Housley is set to retire...

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01-15-2004, 12:26 PM
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Phil Housley is set to retire...

Didn't find a team, so he's going to retire.

Good for him!

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...ts/7712598.htm

 
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01-15-2004, 12:34 PM
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another great,great player gone....

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Yes but I think he should've left a little before now...

 
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I've been wondering all season when he was going to hang them up.

Good for him. Hope he stays in hockey in some capacity.

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01-15-2004, 01:18 PM
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Didn't find a team, so he's going to retire.

Good for him!

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...ts/7712598.htm
It says that teams offered but he chose not to play. Not that he couldn't find someone to play for.

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It was obvious last season that he didn't have much left in the tank. But he has a good career.

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Yes I agree he was a decent player who got the job done, but getting traded to the Leafs at the end of 2002-2003 season proved he was going to retire.

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housley returied w/ link

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=68325

This guy was a tremendous offensive d-man. For those who paid attn to him in his heydey, he was outstanding. He had 97 points one year for the Jets and was always a lethal pp qb. Given the injuries around the league, and his apparent desire to play, I'm kinda surprised to see him hang the skates up now. I guess it's just him admitting to himself what others apparently already know. De facto retirement is retirement all the same, whether chosen or not.

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HOF? I'd think so. He was amazing. He and Hawerchuk were the epitome of Winnepeg hockey. Most points and games of any American player. Best of luck to him.

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01-19-2004, 06:31 AM
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Housley was a putz. When you pick up nicknames like the Flamingo for your aversion to blocking shots (when one of the best at it, Mike Ramsey was saving your ass defensively every night), something is wrong. When you are called Phil the Thrill because of the chances you create for the other team, something is wrong. Housley was waived after scoring 40 points in a season in a non-offensive era in the NHL. That should tell you how bad his defense was.

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Housley was a putz. When you pick up nicknames like the Flamingo for your aversion to blocking shots (when one of the best at it, Mike Ramsey was saving your ass defensively every night), something is wrong. When you are called Phil the Thrill because of the chances you create for the other team, something is wrong. Housley was waived after scoring 40 points in a season in a non-offensive era in the NHL. That should tell you how bad his defense was.
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lol..ok but the guy still scored 1252 points...5'10 -185...yup defesivly he stank at times...but 1250 plus pts quite a achievment..career plus minus of -53 over 20 yrs playin with some weaker team,buffalo,winnipeg etc..another guy who played a long carrer and never kissed the stanley...


thanks phil..best of luck

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Yes but I think he should've left a little before now...

I agree, but wouldn't it have been great if he could have ended his career with the Wild!

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lol..ok but the guy still scored 1252 points...5'10 -185...yup defesivly he stank at times...but 1250 plus pts quite a achievment..career plus minus of -53 over 20 yrs playin with some weaker team,buffalo,winnipeg etc..another guy who played a long carrer and never kissed the stanley...

thanks phil..best of luck
Buffalo was not a weaker team when he played here. The Sabres were 309-257-74 when he was causing us to lose from shoddy defense and cowardly play. The Sabres only had one losing record when he disgraced the uniform. I don't care about plus / minus. Housley was twice waived after averaging .5 PPG. And both times were in the 1990s, when goal scoring was at 5 GPG rather than the 1980s, when goal scoring was greater than 7 GPG, sometimes approaching 8 GPG. In other words, .7 PPG from Housley in the 1980s means he is waiver wire material scoring 50 pts. He was extremely weak defensively and a coward as a player. You don't win with Phil Housley. And nobody did.

Thanks Phil. Thanks for leaving town and getting us Dale Hawerchuk.

Sabres records:
1982-3 80 38 29 13
1983-4 80 48 25 7
1984-5 80 38 28 14
1985-6 80 37 37 6
1986-7 80 28 44 8
1987-8 80 37 32 11
1988-9 80 38 35 7
1989-90 80 45 27 8

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Thanks Phil. Thanks for leaving town and getting us Dale Hawerchuk.
I was thinking what's he talking about?? We traded Hawerchuk to acquire Housely!!! Then I looked at your name and realized "Oh yeah. Different "Us""!!! I wish Internet was around when the Jets were around! It would have been a blast talking to all of you on gameday!!!

Phil wasn't too bad for "us"! He helped Teemu set a bunch of rookie records while Lafontaine was helping your guy AlMo keep up with him in the goals department!!

I think we also ultimately got Tkachuk out of that deal!!

Ahhhhh memories!!!

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