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Yzerman calls it quits; Roy inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Steve Yzerman ended his 22-year career with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL by announcing his retirement as a player. He ends his very distinguished career with three Stanley Cup rings and as the captain of the Red Wings for the last 20 years. Steve Yzerman suffered through some injuries over the last couple of years, but had adapted his game with his abilities in the later years. His leadership is hard to quantify but it touched those who played with him. On the other hand, his 1755 career points put him 6th all-time in NHL scorine. Stevie Y should be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Speaking of the Hockey Hall of Fame, it elected goalie Patrick Roy last week. Roy got in on his first try thanks to a great career in Montreal and Colorado that saw him win 3 Vezina Trophies and 4 Stanley Cups. This year he also lead his Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL to be Memorial Cup champions.
posted at 22:44:52 on 07/04/06 by HockeyCritic - Category: Hockey Talk


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