🇨🇦 Simon Gagné Announces Retirement At Age 35

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After a fourteen year professional career, highlighted by a Stanley Cup in 2012 and Olympic Gold in 2002, Canadian winger Simon Gagné today announced his retirement from hockey, after playing just 23 games with Boston in the 2014-15 NHL season.
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🇫🇮 Wrist Injury Forces Sami Salo To Retire At Age 40

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After a nagging wrist injury forced him to sit out the entire 2014-15 NHL season, Sami Salo today officially announced his NHL retirement, after a 15 year NHL career with Ottawa, Vancouver and Tampa Bay, along with stints with Turku, Jokerit and Frölunda in Scandinavia.
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🇸🇪 Samuel Påhlsson Retires From MODO, Tre Kronor

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Swedish defensive centre Samuel “Sammy” Påhlsson today announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 37, after returning to Sweden to captain his first team, MODO, capping a 20 year pro career in Boston, Anaheim, Chicago, Columbus, Vancouver, along with MODO and Frölunda of the Swedish League.
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🇷🇺 Nabby Reaches The End: Yevgeni Nabokov Retires

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After a fifteen year NHL career, mainly with the San Jose Sharks but including stops on Long Island and in Tampa Bay, Russian netminder Yevgeni Nabokov announced his retirement after being waived by the Lightning and traded back to San Jose, allowing him to retire as a Shark.
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🇨🇦 Martin Brodeur Announces Retirement From Blues

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After perhaps the most illustrious goaltending career in NHL, if not all hockey, history, Martin Brodeur has announced that he will retire from the game after 22 seasons, after limited playing time this season for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur will join the Blues’ front office to finish his contract before considering a return to the New Jersey Devils, the club he spent all but seven games of his brilliant career with.
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IIHF Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

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The IIHF has announced the Hall Of Fame Class of 2015, to be inducted this May at the IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic. All four players set to be inducted into the players category bring a swath of major international accomplishments, for the Czech Republic (Dominik Hašek and Robert Reichel), Canada (Scott Niedermayer) and Sweden (Maria Rooth), including all having held the International Hockey Lineal Championship at one point or another.
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🇫🇮 Jarkko Ruutu Retires From Jokerit

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Yet another mainstay of the Leijonat has decided to hang up his skates. Following earlier retirements of Saku Koivu and Teemu Selänne, it is now power forward Jarkko Ruutu, a 12-year NHL, six year SM-liiga and Finnish national team veteran, retiring from the sport. Ruutu laced up for HIFK and Jokerit in the SM-liiga, as well as for Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Anaheim in the NHL.
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🇨🇿 Injuries Force Tomáš Vokoun Into Retirement

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Unable to return to the ice following surgery to remove a blood clot from his pelvis nearly a year ago, goalie veteran Tomáš Vokoun has decided to call it a career, after 16 seasons in the NHL playing for Montréal, Nashville, Florida, Washington and Pittsburgh.
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🇸🇪 Lingering Back Injury Forces Daniel Alfredsson Into Retirement

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Ending months of speculation on whether he would return for a final season with the Detroit Red Wings, 18-year NHL veteran and longtime Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has opted to retire, with a nagging back injury ending his career at the age of 41, resigning with Ottawa for the day to retire as a Senator.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 26 Feb 2006

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🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Sunday, 26 February 2006

The hockey world changed most dramatically and recently in the 1990s. First, the Soviet Union crumbled, after which Czechoslovakia split in two, and then NHLers started to compete at the Olympics. The result produced an astounding parity among the top teams. Consider that the “Canadian era” lasted from 1920 to 1961 and the “Soviet era” from 1962 to 1990.

That is, these countries dominated those periods of time in a way that is unimaginable today.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 7-3 Czechia 🇨🇿 – 24 Feb 2006

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🇸🇪 Sweden 7-3 Czechia 🇨🇿
Olympic Semifinal
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Friday, 24 February 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:34 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Modin (M. Sundin, Forsberg)
03:11 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Kuba (Straka, Prospal)
13:37 – 🇸🇪 GOAL – Axelsson (Lidström, Kronwall)
18:29 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Židlický, tripping
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IHLC Results – 🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Slovakia 🇸🇰 – 22 Feb 2006

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🇨🇿 Czechia 3-1 Slovakia 🇸🇰
Olympic Quarterfinal
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Wednesday, 22 February 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:58 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Bulis, hooking
07:43 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Kapuš, hooking
12:17 – 🇨🇿 PEN – T. Kaberle, hooking
12:51 – 🇨🇿 SH GOAL – Ručinský
15:39 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Jurčina, holding
19:30 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Jágr, interference
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇰 Slovakia 3-0 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 21 Feb 2006

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 3-0 Sweden 🇸🇪
Olympic Preliminary Round
Torino Esposizioni, Turin 🇮🇹
Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Behind the closed door of the locker room at Torino Esposizioni, Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, coach of the Swedish hockey team, gathered his players Tuesday and delivered his pregame address. He told them to try to beat Slovakia, defenseman Nicklas Lidström said.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇰 Slovakia 2-1 Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 – 19 Feb 2006

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 2-1 Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
Olympic Preliminary Round
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Sunday, 19 February 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:40 – 🇰🇿 PEN – Argokov, hooking
07:06 – 🇰🇿 PEN – Alexandrov, slashing
14:17 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Marián Hossa, hooking
16:16 – 🇰🇿 PP GOAL – Y. Koreshkov (A. Koreshkov, Savenkov)
18:10 – 🇰🇿 PEN – Polishuk, tripping
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (SO) – 17 Feb 2006

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🇸🇪 Sweden 3-2 United States 🇺🇸 (SO)
Olympic Semifinal
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
Friday, 17 February 2006

There was no reason to suspect that anything would be different in 2006. Since 1990, when women’s hockey became an official IIHF event, every finals had been a Canada-USA affair. This was the rivalry that kept women’s hockey alive and exciting, but in some ways it was also one that was taking interest away from the sport.
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IHLC Results – 🇸🇰 Slovakia 6-3 Latvia 🇱🇻 – 16 Feb 2006

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🇸🇰 Slovakia 6-3 Latvia 🇱🇻
Olympic Preliminary Round
Torino Esposizioni, Turin 🇮🇹
Thursday, 16 February 2006

BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:23 – 🇸🇰 GOAL – Zedník (Višňovský)
05:43 – 🇸🇰 GOAL – Petrovický (Surový, Meszároš)
06:27 – 🇱🇻 GOAL – Ozoliņš (Cipulis, Panteļejevs)
07:02 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Jurčina, hooking
07:54 – 🇸🇰 SH GOAL – Demitra (Marián Hossa)
10:41 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Majeský, boarding
13:17 – 🇸🇰 GOAL – Marián Hossa
17:30 – 🇱🇻 PEN – Saviels, holding
18:53 – 🇸🇰 PEN – Jurčina, tripping
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