Thursday, May 24, 2007

Leetch Retires

It seems that 40 is the magical age when the palm flower turns black in the National Hockey League world.

Brian Leetch has now made his retirement official as his career careened to a halt when nobody thought his presence would be beneficial. Brian closes the book on a 11 season career becoming one of the top American born players in the history of the game. He was once the face of the New York Rangers, taking over the team when two other names bigger than him had worn the "C". He then wore different blues in Toronto and then tried to add to the rebuilding Bruins.

He was a Calder trophy winner and got to hoist the Stanley Cup. Not bad for a kid from Corpus Christi, TX.

But if I were him, I would have played maybe a season in the CHL with the Corpus Christi Rays. That would have been great to go home and play before the hometown fans.

[Via: Rogers Sportsnet]
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