Tuesday, August 4, 2009

And So It Ends

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has learned exclusively through multiple league sources that San Jose Sharks center Jeremy Roenick will announce his retirement from the National Hockey League after a 20-year career this Thursday. The Sharks have scheduled a press conference on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. PST, at which time Roenick is expected to announce his retirement.

-CSN Bay Area

I wrote an obituary for JR's career a few weeks ago. The short version: great player, knew when to shift his role from top forward to energy grinder, colorful personality in a sport played mostly by vanillans. Never won the Stanley Cup. The Sharks blew it for him last season. MUST become a TV commentator. JR today, JR tomorrow, JR Forever, comrades!

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