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#81 Never_Retire_Steve

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:00 AM

If I were Roberts, I'd hold out to go to Toronto or Ottawa.


#82 MacK_Attack

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE(shanahanman @ February 27, 2007 - 01:58AM) View Post

hockey demands sacrifices in exchange for success. He should be so lucky that a team thinks well enough of him to put him on their team, on their way to the playoffs.

Gary has sacrificed his body (including a broken neck) and he has the ring to prove his success. I think he's earned the right over his career to decide where he plays at this point. If he wants to be close to his daughter, who are we to slag him for it? Family comes first.

Edited by MacK_Attack, 27 February 2007 - 02:02 AM.


#83 ShanahanMan

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE(MacK_Attack @ February 26, 2007 - 11:01PM) View Post

Gary has sacrificed his body (including a broken neck) and he has the ring to prove his success. I think he's earned the right over his career to decide where he plays at this point. If he wants to be close to his daughter, who are we to slag him for it? Family comes first.


If its that big of a deal......retire. As long as your a professional hockey player, your goal should be the cup. Its just not fair to other awesome players who are on horrible teams who would do anything to get a chance to be on a playoff team.


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#84 MacK_Attack

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:08 AM

QUOTE(shanahanman @ February 27, 2007 - 02:04AM) View Post

If its that big of a deal......retire. As long as your a professional hockey player, your goal should be the cup. Its just not fair to other awesome players who are on horrible teams who would do anything to get a chance to be on a playoff team.

If he's still good enough to play (and clearly, Pittsburgh thinks so) and still wants to play, then let him play. He has a no-trade clause and obviously has a very short list of teams that he's willing to go to.

Don't think for a second that Gary Roberts doesn't want to win the Cup again. If you've seen him play in the playoffs since 1989, you'll know that isn't the case. However, at this point in his career, it isn't the be all and end all.

Edited by MacK_Attack, 27 February 2007 - 02:09 AM.


#85 ShanahanMan

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:18 AM

QUOTE(MacK_Attack @ February 26, 2007 - 11:08PM) View Post

If he's still good enough to play (and clearly, Pittsburgh thinks so) and still wants to play, then let him play. He has a no-trade clause and obviously has a very short list of teams that he's willing to go to.

Don't think for a second that Gary Roberts doesn't want to win the Cup again. If you've seen him play in the playoffs since 1989, you'll know that isn't the case. However, at this point in his career, it isn't the be all and end all.


he's a good player, and i understand where you're coming from. I just personally believe that no player should be nit-picky when they get a chance to be on a cup contender team. If it was a trade to Washington or Columbus, I would totally understand. But like i said, the fact that he's refusing to go to a top 3 eastern conference team is just something I frown upon and don't think a player should do......not when theres so much talent out there that deserves a chance for the cup.

Edited by shanahanman, 27 February 2007 - 02:19 AM.



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Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:50 AM

Eklund is now reporting he has a 'golden' source, who says Roberts refused to waive his NTC...

http://www.hockeybuz...hp?post_id=5850

Will be interesting to see how this pans out!

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:58 AM

Again... He's waived it to go to Pittsburgh.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:43 AM

They said it will be announced today...

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:09 AM

The authority confirms. Welch for Roberts.
"We've been in the same spot all year long. We won 50 games for the fourth year in a row. People think we're just hum-drum and boring.
No, you know what we are, we're good. You can't do what we do every single day and not be good." - Mike Babcock





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