"I miss hockey, though I guess so does everybody who retires. I could return to Pittsburgh in February, but they can trade me as well."
I don't want a quitter either, but I *KNEW* this day would come. It would only take a few months for him to realize that there is nothing better for him to do than to play hockey. Pro sports careers are short enough as it is, so quitting early is rarely an option that makes sense for anyone.
His retirement was an unbelievably retarded decision. If he does come back, the Pens should shop him immediately.
I'm half swayed to side with he who projects to be an expert on that which is retarded, but I can't.
Not for a second have you considered the possibility that he couldn't go on with his shoulder the way it was. It's irresponsible at best, not to mention rude.
Whatever happened to giving a guy the benefit of the doubt. People say he "bailed" and I don't discount that as a possibility, but were we worse for the wear? I don't think we were. Was it a legitimate retirement? There's little to suggest it wasn't, except for mindless statements by the Daglio of controversy and others riding the bandwagon that neither he, nor anybody else, can with certainty back up.
Not only did Palffy's retirement unleash funds, but his potential comeback can potentially net the Penguins an asset in exchange if not himself at a bargain price. Even injured, he was a point per game guy and did earn every paycheck he got while in the black and gold.