Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stu Barnes retires

Former Sabres captain Stu Barnes has decided to end his career as an NHL player. His current plan is to stay in Dallas, and assume an assistant coaching position.

Stu only spent four years with the Sabres, coming to town just in time for the 1999 Stanley Cup run. He then got to hang around the team for the ugly departures of Hasek and Peca. Barnes went on to become captain after Buffalo went a year without one due to the Peca situation. Then he was traded to Dallas for Michael Ryan and a second round draft pick. For most of Stu's time in Buffalo he was the only bright spot on what was a very poor team through much of that period.

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