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Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby The Colonel on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:50 pm

Ziggy Palffy anounced his retirememnt. Uh.....I thought he did that years ago when he left the team? He was good in his prime, but............he stunk up the joint with the Pens. Actually glad he left the team when he did.......but really.......didn't he last play in the 05 & 06 season? Glad it took him 7 years to retire. Also...does anyone in the NHL care?
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:58 pm

NPR baby! Woohoo!
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:14 pm

Not only does this not belong here, "he stunk up the joint with the Pens"? What?
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby meow on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:20 pm

Boo point per game players.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Penspal on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:45 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Not only does this not belong here, "he stunk up the joint with the Pens"? What?


"Stunk up the joint" is an older phrase meaning he played poorly when he was with the Pens. And since he referenced the Pens, the last NHL team he played for.... meh. But police it if you want to.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:48 pm

I think Idoit knows, but it simply pointing out the datedness of the term. It's not young enough to be relevant and not old enough to be funny.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:57 pm

Penspal wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Not only does this not belong here, "he stunk up the joint with the Pens"? What?


"Stunk up the joint" is an older phrase meaning he played poorly when he was with the Pens. And since he referenced the Pens, the last NHL team he played for.... meh. But police it if you want to.


Palffy was better than every member of that team not named Crosby.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby The Colonel on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:58 pm

I am assuming my age is showing with that comment?
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby jwest21 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:11 pm

The Colonel wrote:I am assuming my age is showing with that comment?

you're all wet, so go sit on the davenport. Now I'm off to see if a dame will show me her gams.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:12 pm

GSdrums87 wrote:I think Idoit knows, but it simply pointing out the datedness of the term. It's not young enough to be relevant and not old enough to be funny.


I didn't even realize that idiom was considered dated. The problem is that its not appropriate.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby The Colonel on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:21 pm

jwest21 wrote:
The Colonel wrote:I am assuming my age is showing with that comment?

you're all wet, so go sit on the davenport. Now I'm off to see if a dame will show me her gams.


Good luck to you..............i'll be wet later
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:22 pm

I was under the impression you only needed one period to end a sentence.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Froggy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:32 pm

Palffy................ was actually one of...... the better players......................................... on that penguin....................... team.

Spoiler:
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby The Colonel on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:25 pm

And the fact that he just left the team and abandoned then means nothing? He left cause he didn't want to play........weather he was one of the better players or not.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby canaan on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:46 pm

So was he one of the better players or did he stink up the joint? I'm confused.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Desiato on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:12 pm

The Colonel wrote:.......but really.......didn't he last play in the 05 & 06 season? Glad it took him 7 years to retire. Also...does anyone in the NHL care?

He came out of retirement in 2007 to play for HK 36 Skalica in Slovakia the past five seasons--accumulating 415 points in 240 games!

What's with the apparent animosity?
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Kaizer on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 pm

canaan wrote:So was he one of the better players or did he stink up the joint? I'm confused.


42 games, 42 points. 11 goals, 31 ass. which is like, another 10.1 goals.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Froggy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:37 pm

The Colonel wrote:And the fact that he just left the team and abandoned then means nothing? He left cause he didn't want to play........weather he was one of the better players or not.


*whether
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby demangone on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:52 pm

Via emptynetters on Twitter:

I've been told the reason Palffy left the Pens in 2006 off the record. All I'll say is it was for a serious family matter. He didn't "quit."
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby CERV96 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:49 am

Idoit40fans wrote:
Penspal wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Not only does this not belong here, "he stunk up the joint with the Pens"? What?


"Stunk up the joint" is an older phrase meaning he played poorly when he was with the Pens. And since he referenced the Pens, the last NHL team he played for.... meh. But police it if you want to.


Palffy was better than every member of that team not named Crosby.


You forgot

Spoiler:
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Obviously injured, retired mid season and passed his prime but still
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:03 am

No, I didn't.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby JS© on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:03 am

except that it was released to the media that he was having "shoulder problems"

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Zigmund Palffy retired Wednesday, leaving the team without its second leading scorer and another question mark in a puzzling, disappointing season.

Palffy wasn't at a news conference held by general manager Craig Patrick during the team's practice. Patrick wouldn't comment on a Slovak newspaper report that Palffy retired because of a lingering shoulder injury.

"No, I'm not going to talk about our discussion," Patrick said, saying Palffy cited only "personal reasons." Palffy told Patrick of his decision Tuesday morning. They agreed not to announce it until Wednesday because Patrick hoped Palffy would reconsider.

Patrick said the Penguins had no concerns about Palffy's health when the team signed him to a three-year, $13.5 million contract in August.

"We didn't sense that there was any problems with the shoulder," Patrick said. "He passed the physical."

Patrick said he didn't see the retirement coming.

"I was surprised," Patrick said. "He came in, he closed the door. It became pretty apparent once he started [talking] that he was heading down that path."

The 33-year-old Palffy was injured while playing for the Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim in January 2004. He had reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder twice, but the problems persisted.

The shoulder injury led to his decision to retire, he told the Sport daily, a Slovak newspaper.

"I have talked to my doctor and he did not recommend a third operation," Palffy told the newspaper.


Here's the problem: it also mentions in the same article that it was for "personal reasons". I don't know which one is right and after seven years I'm not sure I care that much about it. I will say that since there are two different versions of this story, I don't think he was being completely honest. That's not saying that parts of both stories couldn't be true. He had two shoulder surgeries before signing with the Penguins. If this was a shoulder injury, why not go on the IR for the remainder of the season instead of immediately announcing his "retirement"? I also have no reason to doubt the validity of Seth's quote. Maybe the person was within the team and was told or heard that it was for a serious family matter, then passed it onto Seth years later. Does that mean the statement was 100% accurate?

To me, I think he saw the 2005-06 team and realized he didn't want to be a part of a rebuild and pulled out.

He was good in his prime, but............he stunk up the joint with the Pens. Actually glad he left the team when he did.

In his last month before his retirement, he scored 14 points in 14 games and only had one slump all season where he went pointless in more than 2 games. Hate on the guy all you want for the way he went out, but that's not exactly "stinking up the joint."
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Pavel Bure on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:16 am

It's been said after he retired that he just didn't want to he in Pittsburgh. He left for a wedding during the season and the team said he was "injured" then he totally quit on them and retired. There was an interview with FHCEO on a Pens classic replay (the Hatcher game) and they asked him about Palffy. After some very careful thought he said, "I really wish that guy had wanted to be here." He quit, end of story. Further of course the team is going to cite injury. What would it look like if they said he quit? That'd look real bad on the team that a big FA acquisition just didn't want to be there.
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby CERV96 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:48 am

Idoit40fans wrote:No, I didn't.


More points, playing better, or not. Give me an injured, aging, Mario over a quitter anyday
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Re: Former Penguin Announces Retirement

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:10 am

Mario quit a few times. :pop:
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