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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gary Roberts to Retire after this Season


Gary Roberts
TampaBay.com is reporting that Gary Roberts will retire after this season.

"I don't think there's any doubt, I'm gone after this season," Roberts said. "I'm going to retire. I'd like to finish on a god note. I'd like to come back and prove I can play and hopefully stay healthy enough to finish the season and finish playing a stretch of games and at least have some success. I'd like to finish on a high note."

That's just one more reason I wish the Penguins would have won the Stanley Cup last year. Gary Roberts deserved to retire as an inspirational leader of a Stanley Cup championship team. Now, unless he is traded during this season, he will retire on one of the worst teams in the league.

Gary Roberts reached cult hero status in Pittsburgh. His play against the Senators was legendary and, even though he wasn't a Penguin for very long, he will be fondly remembered.

The Post-Gazette doesn't think it will happen but I'd love to see the Pens trade for Roberts at the deadline, even if it were just so his career could end on the high note he's hoping for.

"I don't think there's any doubt this will be my last year," Roberts said. "I just hope I can finish on a good note."

I do too.


[Thanks to Empty Netters for bringing this to our attention.]

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