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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Tuesday @ 10:18 AM ET
Eklund: Subban, Chara and Yandle All Announce Retirement
corduroy
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NT
Joined: 12.09.2006

Tuesday @ 10:32 AM ET
Eklund: Subban, Chara and Yandle All Announce Retirement
- Eklund


Yandle should have never had a chance to break the record. What an embarrassment to not only the Flyers but to the entire league for him playing last season. He was shot the previous season
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Tuesday @ 11:00 AM ET
Subban would not be embarrassed by accepting a PTO.
Cooleus
Joined: 04.13.2021

Tuesday @ 11:01 AM ET
This was written 3 weeks ago:

5. P.K. Subban is going to help a quality team

If Subban signs with a contender for a low salary, the deal has the potential to be one of the better offseason signings. Impact + low salary is always a winning equation in a salary cap world. Maybe he's not a top pairing guy anymore, but he can certainly play the game. Eighteen minutes out of Subban is still a desirable situation.


As many quickly pointed out, Subban can no longer play the game. No contender has any role for him. He's looking at a league minimum deal with someone like Arizona or a PTO with the likely embarassment of being sent to the AHL..

Proven correct 3 weeks later...
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Tuesday @ 11:06 AM ET
Eklund: Subban, Chara and Yandle All Announce Retirement
- Eklund


All over due
jfkst1
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 02.09.2015

Tuesday @ 11:11 AM ET
Subban went from being an elite dman to completely falling off a cliff in very short order at a very young age. One of the worst age declines in recent memory.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Tuesday @ 11:11 AM ET
Sooooooooooonk
Firstofhisname
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.07.2018

Tuesday @ 11:15 AM ET
My memory of Yandle is last year him being, objectively by both advanced stats and eye-test, one of the 5 worst players in hockey, and pretty much sucking what limited enjoyment there was to have watching the Flyers. Ahhhh yes, we'll always have those memories.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Tuesday @ 11:17 AM ET
Yandle didn't retire. He refused to. Instead, they took him out behind the barn and put the old dog down. Humane thing to do, actually.
THE EVIL WITHIN
Season Ticket Holder
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.20.2017

Tuesday @ 11:23 AM ET
This was written 3 weeks ago:



As many quickly pointed out, Subban can no longer play the game. No contender has any role for him. He's looking at a league minimum deal with someone like Arizona or a PTO with the likely embarassment of being sent to the AHL..

Proven correct 3 weeks later...

- Cooleus

Yea, that didn't age well.(Allen propoganda piece to make us think Subban was an asset.) His opinion was 4 years to old if we are kind.
Hipcheckforthewin
New York Rangers
Location: Unalakleet, AK
Joined: 06.07.2019

Tuesday @ 11:32 AM ET
I'm glad these guys called it quits, I think everyone has gotten used to the idea of veteran players sticking around long past their prime.

Everyone has their pride and maybe even the love for the game keeps them going but if you love the game, do everyone a favor and retire. Make some room for the young guys to grow and get the ice time. Give the teams the flexibility to add new contracts and fit under the cap.
...and most of all, let the fans remember how well you played during the good days and not how pathetic it was when you stuck around too long.
Newgod77
Boston Bruins
Location: IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Tuesday @ 11:37 AM ET
Subban hasn’t trained in 5 years
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Tuesday @ 11:53 AM ET
Subban hasn’t trained in 5 years
- Newgod77


Riding Lindsey was enough of a workout.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Tuesday @ 11:58 AM ET
Subban went from being an elite dman to completely falling off a cliff in very short order at a very young age. One of the worst age declines in recent memory.
- jfkst1


.... Lindsey Vonn , that's when the decline started
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Tuesday @ 12:00 PM ET
.... Lindsey Vonn , that's when the decline started
- Alexzanki

That's when his career when downhill and boy it was a steep slope

ChonDerry
Location: Bedlamton, AB
Joined: 04.06.2016

Tuesday @ 12:02 PM ET
My favorite memory is when all the Frenchies got mad that his initials weren't pronounced their way and said Pay-Ka Subban
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Tuesday @ 12:04 PM ET
That's when his career when downhill and boy it was a steep slope


- eichiefs9


Those quads would squeeze the life out of anyone…but they’d have fun dying.
WayneZ
New Jersey Devils
Location: We wont make the playoffs but at least zacha and PK are gone, VA
Joined: 01.28.2008

Tuesday @ 12:09 PM ET
I can't imagine how difficult it must have been for PK to accept reality and pull the cord. Elite athletes spend their entire lives defying the odds and climbing to heights most of us will never achieve. To be able to know when the ride is over and to bow out gracefully has to be a tough ass decision to make, especially at such a young age. Props to PK for going out when he did and not trying to prolong his glory days well past his shelf life like many other NHL'ers do.
glove_was_stuck
Location: In an abusive relationship with the Boston Bruins, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Tuesday @ 12:28 PM ET
penguininnevada
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Inhaling exhaust fumes from the Zamboni in the Garden State
Joined: 09.01.2008

Tuesday @ 11:23 PM ET
Subban would not be embarrassed by accepting a PTO.
- HenryHockey

Malcolm
penguininnevada
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Inhaling exhaust fumes from the Zamboni in the Garden State
Joined: 09.01.2008

Tuesday @ 11:24 PM ET
I'm glad these guys called it quits, I think everyone has gotten used to the idea of veteran players sticking around long past their prime.

Everyone has their pride and maybe even the love for the game keeps them going but if you love the game, do everyone a favor and retire. Make some room for the young guys to grow and get the ice time. Give the teams the flexibility to add new contracts and fit under the cap.
...and most of all, let the fans remember how well you played during the good days and not how pathetic it was when you stuck around too long.

- Hipcheckforthewin

Are you a veteran player on hockeybuzz?
PghPens668771
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 11.26.2013

Wednesday @ 1:16 AM ET
My guess is that in the upcoming years:
- Yandle will teach/coach a peewee league team, but then soon have trouble keeping up with the kids.

- Chara will become a private security consultant, and have an opportunity to intimidate and beat up on bad guys off the ice.

- Subban will become a regular commentator on ESPN, where he can do what he has always done best - running off his mouth. The deal is probably already in the works.