Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Contrasts?

1) Yesterday we were struck by the stark contrast of career paths. On one hand you had Pierre Turgeon who called it a career. No major surprise here. 'Sneaky Pete' has been declining in production. His last stand out season going back to 2001. So it was clearly time to 'hang em' up' after an illustrative, arguably Hall of Fame career. With 500+ goals and 1300+ points. He had some decent seasons afterwards, but he never seemed to be the same player after this He always carried himself with class. We wish Pierre well!


2) On the other you have Jeremy Roenick announcing is is NOT going to retire, but will persist for yet another season. Most likely for the selfish reason of wanting to get to 500 goals(He needs 5). As we wrote yesterday we don't know what was the Sharks reasoning for bringing in JR, but as much as some believe its a no lose situation for them, it can backfire. Roenick may not be the role model/veteran influence the Sharks want in their young locker room. Recall how Roenick did last year when asked to sit a few games. Though he once was one of the most dynamic players in the game, he is now been reduced to little more than a buffoon; a mere shell of his past self. Sad.

10 comments:

lyle said...

I wrote about Roenick and this surprising signing today as well. The Wilson-Roenick Chicago connection is probably part of it, but he has to know from having seen him play the last couple of years that JR's productive days are long past.

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Obviously Lyle we agree. On one hand we can't fault him for wanting to continue to play. The money and perks would seem to be difficult to give up. Though he has made 50+ million over his carear
2) On the other hand its sad to see soemone who is a mere shadow of their former selves. Much like Mark Messier his last few years.

Jintzie said...

Hey fellas. I had the same gut felling about this add on that wilson made here. I don't like it one little bit. Roenick is one of those hot dog types who can't stand not being in the spot light even if that means he says stupid stuff.
Thanks for the reassurance about the blog theft. When I saw the old blog Theresa and I made when we lived back East i about peed my shorts. Now are you guys sure I don't have to worry now? Geez what a sleeze ball to steal not only your blog but a bunch of us who wrote to it. Thats some scary shit. Anyways guys, have a good day

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Hey Jints. First not to worry. We were told by Google that the loophole that this loon used last winter to steal our blog and the others that he is using has been closed, and they're looking into the possible misuse or misrepresentation sanction, so not to worry. Worse case scenario we have to occasionally erase his nonsense.
2) Now back to hockey. Some have thought that the Sharks would allow Roenick his moment of glory(getting his 5ooth goal) as he's 5 short it wouldn't take too long if he gets some PP time. Then afterwards would slowly reduce his playing time and he'd retire later this season.

Hawk said...

Hey I just read your list of fav players for the first time. Sounds like you and Fedoruk have a lot in common!

JP said...

Jeremy was one of my favorites back when my team was good. he was a big part of that Finals team that lost to Mario and Pittsburgh. He was always kind of a flaky dude, but since he went to california he did kind of go off the deep end

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) JP: We're sure those are great memories and unfortuntaltly was the last time your team was any good.
2) Hawk/Shuck-a luck/Hockeynutz: Funny Fedoryk comment. Keep the comemnts topical and your posts will stay.

Antzmarching said...

Actually Hawk, I know Faux a little bit, and he's a lot like the Shane Doan comparison - which may be another reason you dislike him so much...

Anyway, to comment on THIS post, all I can do is ditto what many others feel... Pete "gets it," with regard to his career... Jeremy "Big Mouth, Bigger Ego" Roenick is becoming a joke... He is proving WHAT exeactly to the hockey world by playing another year? Maybe he feels SJ can win the Cup, but isn't that a cheesey way to get a ring?

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Thanks for the backhanded compliment Antz. Guess a comparison of Doan beats one of Briere. LOL
2) Can't see a Stanley Cup as a motivator for a me-first guy like Roenick. Its the 500 goal quest, a pay cheque, and the other 'perks' that go along with being a pro athlete in 'The Show' that motivates JR

FAUXRUMORS said...

1) You constantly mention the same 'IP address', etc, Well, post what that address is! Would seem to be a simple procedure/task to do. All these supposed faux folks who have the 'same IP address', should be easy to list. We're waiting..............

 
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