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[Report] Jay Bouwmeester announces retirement

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37 minutes ago, gurn said:

A solid career, didn't live up to the hype, but not many could.

Best wishes on your future career Jay.

I think he lived up to the hype pretty well. There was a time when he was the best in the league. A D-man's shouldn't be measured on strictly on points. He's was well beyond a "solid" defenseman and every team in the league would have lined up to have him aboard.

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7 minutes ago, TheCammer said:

I think he lived up to the hype pretty well. There was a time when he was the best in the league. A D-man's shouldn't be measured on strictly on points. He's was well beyond a "solid" defenseman and every team in the league would have lined up to have him aboard.

imo he had a good career, got a cup which most don't. However this guy was touted as the "next great" d man.

Many figured him as the next Coffey/Niedemayer level player.

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1 hour ago, TheCammer said:

I think he lived up to the hype pretty well. There was a time when he was the best in the league. A D-man's shouldn't be measured on strictly on points. He's was well beyond a "solid" defenseman and every team in the league would have lined up to have him aboard.

 

1 hour ago, gurn said:

imo he had a good career, got a cup which most don't. However this guy was touted as the "next great" d man.

Many figured him as the next Coffey/Niedemayer level player.

He was hot stuff before getting traded to Calgary.  In the end he was like the ironman version of Alex Edler.  A quiet, reliable leader on the blueline who could eat up minutes like a horse.  More durable but more expensive than Edler.  

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Unfortunate how it ended, but health and family always come first. Congrats on a wonderful career, Jay Bou. And we Especially appreciate those years you represented Canada on the international stage. 
 

Enjoy retirement. 

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On 1/11/2021 at 11:33 AM, gurn said:

A solid career, didn't live up to the hype, but not many could.

Best wishes on your future career Jay.

Points-wise maybe not, but accomplished more than 99.9% players ever do. 

One of the best all around dmen ever.

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One of the most steady D in the NHL throughout his career. Wasn't flashy, didn't really pile on the numbers outside of Florida, but he made every team he played for better.

 

Triple gold member, 1200 games, nothing left to prove. 

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