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[Report] Robyn Regehr to announce retirement

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Guest Dasein

He's won the Stanley Cup and played 1000+ games in the NHL - not much more he can accomplish at this point

What laypeople like us always forget is that players need to think of life after hockey, and I'm guessing Regehr wants to retire with some left in the tank (having won a Cup and all) so that he can have a richer and healthier life

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Brooksie at it again..............

Parity didn’t take down the Kings. Time finally caught up to them. The grind caught up to them.
Seriously, 64 playoff games over the last three years in which L.A. won the Cup twice and lost in the conference finals — their seasons ending on June 11, June 8 and June 13, respectively.
And though the league has done everything within its power to promote parity, the cap acting as the elemental mechanism, the calendar eventually plays its part. The 1980-83 Islanders hoisted their four straight Cups between May 16 and May 24. The 1976-79 Canadiens captured their four straight between May 14 and May 25. The 1956-60 Canadiens were done between April 10 and April 20 in winning their five straight.
So fatigue was certainly one of the issues the Kings could not overcome in becoming the first defending Cup champion to fail to qualify for the playoffs since the 2006-07 Hurricanes. But there was a fatigue of a different kind at work as well in L.A., for the fact is the players had become tired of Coach Daryl Sutter.
Slap Shots has been told by two sources that the Kings locked the door to their locker room following a defeat on the road within the last two weeks so that Sutter could not get in and deliver what the players apparently expected to be another in a series of lectures/tirades.
As the tale was told, after Sutter finally tracked down an arena operative to unlock the door, he was greeted by three heavy waste receptacles lined up as barricade to what had become an empty room.
Thus, it would be no stretch to suggest tension between the team and the coach, who led the Kings to those two Cups, was a significant issue as L.A. went down the stretch before their elimination Thursday night in Calgary following a shocking defeat two nights earlier in Edmonton, of all places.
Imagine. Players, for once, engineering a lockout.



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