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.