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  Holland
 
January 18, 2006 11:48:46 am
 
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Ziggy Palffy retires...
http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/1604.0.php

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ZIGGY PALFFY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
01/18/2006



PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy has announced his retirement, effective immediately, due to personal reasons.

Palffy, 33, ranked second on the Penguins this season in scoring with 42 points (11+31) in 42 games.

The native of Skalica, Slovakia played 12 NHL seasons with the New York Islanders, the Los Angeles Kings and the Penguins. In 684 career games, he had 329 goals and 384 assists for 713 points.

Palffy was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round (26th overall) of the 1991 Entry Draft. He played six seasons with the Islanders (1993-1999), recording 331 points (168+163) in 331 games. Palffy scored 40 or more goals in three straight seasons with the Islanders (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98).

Palffy was traded to Los Angeles on June 20, 1999 and played five seasons with the Kings (1999-2004), recording 340 points (150+190) in 311 games.

 
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  MO
 
January 18, 2006 11:50:49 am
 
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http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/team/press/arts/1604.0.php

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ZIGGY PALFFY ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT
01/18/2006



PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy has announced his retirement, effective immediately, due to personal reasons.

Palffy, 33, ranked second on the Penguins this season in scoring with 42 points (11+31) in 42 games.

The native of Skalica, Slovakia played 12 NHL seasons with the New York Islanders, the Los Angeles Kings and the Penguins. In 684 career games, he had 329 goals and 384 assists for 713 points.

Palffy was drafted by the New York Islanders in the second round (26th overall) of the 1991 Entry Draft. He played six seasons with the Islanders (1993-1999), recording 331 points (168+163) in 331 games. Palffy scored 40 or more goals in three straight seasons with the Islanders (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98).

Palffy was traded to Los Angeles on June 20, 1999 and played five seasons with the Kings (1999-2004), recording 340 points (150+190) in 311 games.



Oh great...what happened, did he pull a JORDAN too?!

Yeah, we'll be seein him play for the Pirates for 2 years, then he'll come back. This fuckin sucks. :sad:....:sad:

 
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  hockeyfan822
 
January 18, 2006 11:54:04 am
 
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That is so shocking! I just read that myself.

Wonder what's up?

 
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  hockeyfan822
 
January 18, 2006 12:04:35 pm
 
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Maybe not so shocking.

Penguins RW Ziggy Palffy Retiring





PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy is retiring. The Penguins cited personal reasons for Palffy's retirement in a news release on Wednesday. A Slovak newspaper reported that Palffy made the decision because of a lingering shoulder injury.

General Manager Craig Patrick was scheduled to address the media about Palffy's decision late Wednesday morning. Palffy's agent, Paul Kraus, didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

"I have agreed on all matters related to my retirement with the Pittsburgh management," Palffy told the Sport daily, a Slovak newspaper. "There is no point in suffering any longer."

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.


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

Earlier this year, Palffy retired from the Slovak national team ahead of the Turin Olympics.

Despite the injury, Palffy was second in scoring for the Penguins with 42 points (11 goals, 31 assists) in 42 games. He signed a $13.5 million, three-year contract with the Penguins as a free agent in August and spent most of his time on a line with rookie Sidney Crosby.

Born in Skalica, Slovakia, Palffy had 329 goals and 384 assists in 684 games in 12 NHL seasons with the New York Islanders, the Kings and Penguins. He scored 40 or more goals in three straight seasons with the Islanders.


Palffy is the second free agent the Penguins have lost to injury this season. Goaltender Jocelyn Thibault was expected to miss the rest of the season with hip surgery.


 
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  Jarndyce
 
January 18, 2006 12:07:53 pm
 
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It's always sad when a great player has their career shortened because of injury. Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.

I'll say this, though: I'm awfully glad that DW didn't sign him this offseason...

 
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  hockeyfan822
 
January 18, 2006 12:18:37 pm
 
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Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.




Those who have lived in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.

 
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January 18, 2006 1:07:49 pm
 
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Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.




Those who have lived in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.



Good point.

New rule: Since the Thrashers were, at one point, shitty; all Thrasher fans are hereforth banned from commenting on the shittiness of any other team.

 
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  decadent
 
January 18, 2006 1:17:40 pm
 
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Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.




Those who have lived in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.



Good point.

New rule: Since the Thrashers were, at one point, shitty; all Thrasher fans are hereforth banned from commenting on the shittiness of any other team.



even the Leafs?

 
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  kopykat
 
January 18, 2006 3:15:18 pm
 
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now if only Gonchar would retire the Pens might have a shot!
 
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  hockeyfan822
 
January 18, 2006 4:18:36 pm
 
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Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.




Those who have lived in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.



Good point.

New rule: Since the Thrashers were, at one point, shitty; all Thrasher fans are hereforth banned from commenting on the shittiness of any other team.



I like that rule, smartass.

 
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  Boatdrinks
 
January 18, 2006 9:44:47 pm
 
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quote:
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Ziggy was massively talented, but playing on such a shitty team with a shoulder that kills you every time you try to do something would certainly lead one to consider retiring.




Those who have lived in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones.



Good point.

New rule: Since the Thrashers were, at one point, shitty; all Thrasher fans are hereforth banned from commenting on the shittiness of any other team.



Is Mike Vick shittiness still fair game?

 
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January 18, 2006 10:07:21 pm
 
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Is Mike Vick shittiness still fair game?



Those who have lived in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

So if you have ever been a fan of a shitty team, been ON a shittty team, or even just participated in any shittiness any time at any point in your life, you should not comment on anyone else's shittiness.

This also applies to things you have never done.

For example, I am not allowed to say that Ticketmaster sucks, because I have never run a national ticket agency.

 
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January 18, 2006 10:23:15 pm
 
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Is Mike Vick shittiness still fair game?



Those who have lived in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

So if you have ever been a fan of a shitty team, been ON a shittty team, or even just participated in any shittiness any time at any point in your life, you should not comment on anyone else's shittiness.

This also applies to things you have never done.

For example, I am not allowed to say that Ticketmaster sucks, because I have never run a national ticket agency.



Well hell. While we are at it, lets get rid of losers and just declare everyone a winner.

::: puts on his Dropkick Murphys ski cap and flips off ticketmaster:::

DYSWIDT

 
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January 18, 2006 10:37:34 pm
 
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quote:
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Boatdrinks said...
Is Mike Vick shittiness still fair game?



Those who have lived in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

So if you have ever been a fan of a shitty team, been ON a shittty team, or even just participated in any shittiness any time at any point in your life, you should not comment on anyone else's shittiness.

This also applies to things you have never done.

For example, I am not allowed to say that Ticketmaster sucks, because I have never run a national ticket agency.



Well hell. While we are at it, lets get rid of losers and just declare everyone a winner.

::: puts on his Dropkick Murphys ski cap and flips off ticketmaster:::

DYSWIDT



ISWYDT. $51.50 for 2 $18.50 tickets to DKM

 
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  Boatdrinks
 
January 18, 2006 10:40:40 pm
 
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quote:
Poster said...
quote:
Boatdrinks said...
quote:
Poster said...
quote:
Boatdrinks said...
Is Mike Vick shittiness still fair game?



Those who have lived in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

So if you have ever been a fan of a shitty team, been ON a shittty team, or even just participated in any shittiness any time at any point in your life, you should not comment on anyone else's shittiness.

This also applies to things you have never done.

For example, I am not allowed to say that Ticketmaster sucks, because I have never run a national ticket agency.



Well hell. While we are at it, lets get rid of losers and just declare everyone a winner.

::: puts on his Dropkick Murphys ski cap and flips off ticketmaster:::

DYSWIDT



ISWYDT. $51.50 for 2 $18.50 tickets to DKM



That makes baby Jesus cry.

 
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