Friday, August 29, 2008

Former Penguin Announces Retirement

After 16 seasons in the NHL, Stu Barnes announced his retirement yesterday. His role with the Dallas Stars, a team on which he spent parts of his last five seasons with, will not end but be at a different capacity with his becoming the assistant coachof the team.

Seth from "Empty Netters" posted an interesting article on Barnes today saying that he was part of the Pittsburgh Penguins most successful decade in the 1990's and was one of the few still-active players who played for them during this time (the total dwindling now to 13). The focus of the article was one of nastalgia pointing out the fact that a little bit of that era goes with Barnes into his retirement. GREAT article!

1 comment:

Life_As_A_Redhead said...

Alex Kovalev is one of my favorite players ever. When he retires, I plan on crying for days and consuming several pints of butter pecan ice cream.