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03-05-2009, 05:34 PM
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Roberts Retired?

http://blogs.tampabay.com/lightning/....html#comments

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The trade deadline is past, and with GM Bria Lawton's intention to, as he said Wednesday, "get younger," it seems as if Gary Roberts' career might have come to an end. No official word from anyone, but it makes sense that the 42-year-old, 21-year veteran might take this opportunity to retire.

The left wing, a perhaps future Hall of Famer, has said this was going to be his last season, anyway. He even put on a pretty good show on the ice while being showcased as Wednesday's trade deadline approached. But he was not at Thursday's practice at the Ice Sports Forum and his locker no longer had a name plate.

The Lightning declined to say anything about Roberts, and his agent, Rick Curran, was cryptic.

"I'm not quite sure what's going to happen," Curran said. "No decisions have been finalized. He's still a member of the team."

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I do like Paul, he's very sweet and a hell of a DMen, but my heart belongs to Vinny. =]

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Vinny is dead sexay.

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what was this thread about?

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Couldn't the Bolts simply place Roberts on re-entry waivers? I imagine at half his salary cap hit which would be what, a little over $1 million, several teams would be interested in claiming him.

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Couldn't the Bolts simply place Roberts on re-entry waivers? I imagine at half his salary cap hit which would be what, a little over $1 million, several teams would be interested in claiming him.
If what I've read is right....he can't be on a team's playoff roster if he wasn't acquired by that team on Wednesday. So it'd be pointless for a playoff team to claim him.

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Vinny is dead sexay.

even guys can't deny it

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Unclaimed on waivers on trade deadline day, the 42-year-old veteran will not play another game with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season. He had already announced that he would retire at the end of this season.

A formal announcement of Roberts' retirement is expected from the Lightning.

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Scary Gary aka The Death Dealer, will be missed.... forever
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This guy built his career on being a warrior, so he just up and quits all of a sudden when the season looks bleak? He'd have nothing to lose if he kept playing.

Think about the message it's sending to Stamkos. (He's very impressionable.)

Me thinks something else is at play, probably an injury involved.

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Call me bitter but I've never liked or respected him from flopping around the ice as a Leaf. Trading for him was a mistake and I'm glad he is no longer associated with the Lightning.
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This guy built his career on being a warrior, so he just up and quits all of a sudden when the season looks bleak? He'd have nothing to lose if he kept playing.

Think about the message it's sending to Stamkos. (He's very impressionable.)

Me thinks something else is at play, probably an injury involved.
He was talking about retiring earlier in the year when he was injured the first time, and I don't mean at the end of the season...

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GM Brian Lawton said today on XM Radio that Roberts asked for a few days off to "think about things. We'll talk in a few days and go from there."
looks like he was thinking about it if he didn't get a chance to win another cup. Im sure if he wanted to hang around until the end of the season he could

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Left wing Gary Roberts was not at the morning skate, increasing speculation he likely will retire. GM Brian Lawton said today on XM Radio that Roberts asked for a few days off to "think about things. We'll talk in a few days and go from there."

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TSN is reporting that he has retired already.

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Zomg So Classless To Leave Tampa In The Dark About Future Omg!!11111

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Zomg So Classless To Leave Tampa In The Dark About Future Omg!!11111
The main board is mildly hilarious. Some Canes fan was just like... "OMG TAMPA SCREWED EVERYONE" and listed Vrbata and Jokinen as players they screwed?

Ummmm... what?

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The main board is mildly hilarious. Some Canes fan was just like... "OMG TAMPA SCREWED EVERYONE" and listed Vrbata and Jokinen as players they screwed?

Ummmm... what?
Yeah totally. We're broke, have no player skills, nobody knows why Vinny stays, we ruin careers, etc etc

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The main board is mildly hilarious. Some Canes fan was just like... "OMG TAMPA SCREWED EVERYONE" and listed Vrbata and Jokinen as players they screwed?

Ummmm... what?
I'm not surprised considering who the poster was.

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what was this thread about?
I'd appreciate it if you stopped posting pics of my future ex-wife all over the board.

Naw, just kidding, post more.

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I just want to comment on how it's become a common thing on hfboards for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the thread tonight.

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I just wonder if there is something more to the story. More than likely, it is...

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I just want to comment on how it's become a common thing on hfboards for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don't know what that's about. Enjoy the thread tonight.
Alright, you're going to have to sit out indefinetly.

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