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Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons


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#521 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

Always sad to see a guy of class and sportsmanship and a great example off the ice hang 'em up. Several other professional athletes could take lessons from Raffy.

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#522 Grayne Wetzky

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

I have been wanting this guy off the Wings since the 2009 finals, but now that he is done, I'll say thanks for the 2008 run and the service. He had his moments. See ya, Rafi.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:28 PM

I'd like to see him take some kind of position with the club, like Maltby and scouting.

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#524 Vladifan

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:37 PM

I know that in the past I've gotten on other posters' cases about ripping away at the Wings and putting them down. Well, I've done the same with Rafalski. OK, maybe I wasn't as nasty as some I've read :shifty: , but when I criticized him for passing too often into the feet of an opponent, who knows how much he was hurting and how much that distracted him? Sure as hell not me.

He was and is definitely a class act, and I wish him and his family nothing but the best. He went out on his own terms and was a huge part of the Wings' past successes.

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#525 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:10 AM

He's also passing up a cool $6 million. His injuries must be pretty significant.

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#526 Majsheppard

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

PLEASE COME BACK!!! This whole 6.6 extra cap space isn't working out the way we wanted... Maybe you could pull a Farve? :ph34r:
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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#527 Hatethedrake!

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

PLEASE COME BACK!!! This whole 6.6 extra cap space isn't working out the way we wanted... Maybe you could pull a Farve? :ph34r:


:lol: Come back Raf! There's no one left!
Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

:lol: Come back Raf! There's no one left!



:hehe: I am waiting for all the naysayers to come eat their crow about him retiring.
"It is a lot easier to be an ******* to words than to people"-xkcd

Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

#529 wingslogo19

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:34 PM

PLEASE COME BACK!!! This whole 6.6 extra cap space isn't working out the way we wanted... Maybe you could pull a Farve? :ph34r:

:lol: :thumbup:
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