Thursday, December 14, 2006

Goodbye to 2 Former American Greats?

1) Two of the best U.S. born forwards appear to be on the precipice of retirement this early morning. Roenick's decision to walk out on the Phoenix Coyotes after being benched Tuesday night could spell the end to his impressive career More on that in a bit. Also, we're told that John LeClair is also close to a decision to hang them up.
2) We're told of the two former all stars, LeClair is closer to being done. A decision may come as early as later this afternoon. We talked with Friends of John late yesterday. They told FAUXRUMORS that John did NOT want to retire, but if it came time to decide between playing in the minors or ending his career, he would want to go out as an NHL-er. After not being claimed for nothing twice over the past 10 days, it appears that no one is interested in the 37 year old forward with a cranky back. Unless a team suddenly steps up(unlikely) its very possible that LeClair will decide to retire instead of playing in Scranton or be placed on suspension from the Pens.
3) As for Roenick, the story is far less clear. He has exactly 1 goal in 28 games thus far, and had the nerve to complain that he was benched. This didn't sit well with bench boss, and part owner, Wayne Gretzky. The Great One thought he could count on Roenick for veteran leadership, but instead he has become one of the teams many headaches. If he was producing even marginally things may be different, but a complainer/trouble maker who is NOT producing is a cancer that needs to be excised.
4) Roenick may very well find himself in a similar position as LeClair, on waivers with no takers. We're told that Wayne has had it with Jeremy, and GM Barnett would also love to get rid of him if he could find a taker for just about anything! If not, look for the soon to be 37 year old forward to be waived.

5 comments:

Antzmarching said...

This rumor should come to the surprise of no one... I shall never forget John LeClair's performance in the 1993 playoffs when he single-handedly (well, Roy helped also) took out the New York Islanders in the semis... He was a consummate pro... While I was never a Jeremy Roenick "guy," I certainly appreciate his contributions to the game - as long as he kept his mouth closed in the process... Enjoy your lives after hockey gentlemen...

Joseph said...

Neither of these two guys should have returned post lock out...they are done. I wouldn't worry about J.R. he is a camera whore, he will land an analyst job somewhere. To bad about Leclair, he was a solid power foward in his day.

Tyler said...

THIS IS THE WORD!

I can't hear Roenick because I have Roy's rings in my ears.

THIS IS THE WORD!

Fauxrumors said...

What does that mean Tyler? Translate if you would.

Joseph said...

Tyler was revising a tasty quote from patty, who shot back at J.R. saying i can't hear jeremy because my two stanley cup rings are plugging my ears....one of my all time fav patty moments...now i can't infer what tyler may be implying, but i am willing to bet, that he thinks JR is all mouth, and hasn't won anything.